I know a work is successful when I can find a dark glimmer of laughter somewhere within it.
In my youth, I explored my Muscogee (Creek), Seminole and Lenni-Lenape heritage through the over-commercialized native symbols every American kid grows up with. I have a lot of curiosity as to what it really means to be a North American native living today. In some of my work, I explore these “native” symbols such as the bison- within which to create my own surreal dreamscape of creatures, botanical gestures and pattern.
Born in 1983, I am originally from the Southern California coast. In 2006, I completed a BFA in Studio Art from New York University. In recent years, I have worked in the studios of multiple internationally recognized artists in New York and New Mexico, built display for retail environments and collaborated on diverse design projects. Currently I live and work in Ojai, CA with my husband Darrick- the other half of our collaborative effort Killscrow.
2013- Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan.
2013- Asagura Art and Cultural Center, Omachi, Nagano, Japan.
2013- Grounding. Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA.
Contact: lana [at] killscrow.com