Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave 3rd Floor Lobby, Seattle, WA
Susan Ringstad Emery
Origins: An Art Show by an Iñupiat Scandinavian
October 14, 2015-January 12, 2016
Reception: Thurs, October 15, 2015, Noon-1:30 pm
Artist Susan Ringstad Emery brings a unique perspective to contemporary Native artwork with her caveart- inspired mixed media works on panel. Descended from generations of Iñupiat and Scandinavian hunters , fishermen, ship builders and even a shaman, artist Susan Ringstad Emery offers a lighthearted description of herself as a “city Eskimo & a Norwegian who doesn’t look the part”. She is inspired by indigenous artwork from around the world and the Iñupiat Ilitqusiat, or the values system of northwest Alaska.
Susan Ringstad Emery’s artwork has been exhibited at Grand Central Terminal NYC, Peabody Essex Museum, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Arts Foundation, and is in corporate and private collections around the world.