RYAN! Feddersen

(American | Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Okanogan and Arrow Lakes Bands)

RYAN! Feddersen (Okanogan and Arrow Lakes) creates site-specific installations, public artworks, murals, and more. She wants her artworks to start conversations about a broad range of subjects, by offering opportunities for interaction and self-examination. She does this by using historical research, digital tools, and traditional Indigenous Plateau storytelling applied to contemporary issues.

Feddersen grew up in Wenatchee, Central Washington as a part of a creative family with multiple cultural perspectives. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2009 and also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, from the Okanogan and Arrow Lakes bands, and of mixed European decent.