Exhibitions

Birds Beasts & Butterflies, 1 November – 28 February 2019

This winter exhibition brings together works by several contemporary Native American artists who, through a variety of styles and media, express their individual connections to the natural world. Pacific Northwest Coast artist Preston Singletary immortalises regional fauna in traditional Tlingit formline serigraphs. The black and white photography of Eugene Tapahe encounters iconic American wildlife in [...]

‘Life Blood’ exhibition, London 18-21 October

This month we are delighted to join forces with The Native Spirit Film Festival and the Bloomsbury festival in London. We will be exhibiting the breathtaking portraits of fine art photographer and social justice advocate Cara Romero at the Crypt Gallery. The exhibition ‘Life Blood‘, curated by Ash Kotak, explores activist art as realised by a group of international artists, film makers, writers […]

MARLA ALLISON: PAINTER FROM THE DESERT 6 June – 11 August 2018

A solo exhibition of acrylic paintings by 2018 artist-in-residence Marla Allison. In this solo exhibition artist Marla Allison presents paintings created in her Laguna Pueblo studio, alongside canvases painted during a four week artist residency at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in May of this year. This exhibition opens on 6th June with a one […]

CARA ROMERO exhibition, 8 March – 31 May 2018

A solo exhibition of ground-breaking works by Native American fine art photographer Cara Romero. Cara Romero was raised on the Chemehuevi Valley Indian reservation along the California shoreline of Havasu Lake in the heart of the Mojave Desert. She is a born visual storyteller with a unique ability to illuminate and communicate subtle and complex perspectives […]

NATIVE COLOR November 2017 – February 2018

This group exhibition celebrates contemporary Native American artists who are each renowned as great colourists: Tony Tiger, Yatika Starr Fields, Nocona Burgess, Debra Yepa-Pappan, Cara Romero, Billy Hensley, Dan Viets Lomahaftewa Colour by itself is a truly cross-cultural experience and yet is often inflected by specific cultural traditions, as in the paintings of artist and curator […]

YATIKA STARR FIELDS 12 July – 28 October 2017

A solo exhibition showcasing the recent work of contemporary Native American painter and muralist Yatika Starr Fields. Artist Talk with Yatika Starr Fields, 25th July 3-4pm at Friends Meeting Hse BS6 6JE Artist reception with Yatika Starr Fields, 25th July 6-8pm at Rainmaker Gallery Yatika Starr Fields’ paintings pack a visual punch through intensity of colour […]

WE ARE NATIVE WOMEN 23 March – 31 May 2017

Celebrating Native American women on the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas. Artist Talk with Marla Allison, 23rd march 3-4pm Exhibition opening with Marla Allison, 23rd March 6-8pm at Rainmaker Gallery. We Are Native Women celebrates the strength and diversity of Native American women through the recent work of twelve contemporary Indigenous North American [...]

LOMAHAFTEWA – Looking for beauty in the future

18th October – 30th November 2016 As Rainmaker Gallery celebrates 25 years of exhibiting Native American art in England, we look back to the work of our very first visiting artist, the late Dan Viets Lomahaftewa (1951-2005). Dan Lomahaftewa created distinctly spiritual works of art that resonate vividly across deep time. He sought to communicate […]

APSÁALOOKE- A solo exhibition by Del Curfman

8th June – 6th August 2016 Exhibition Opening 8th June, 6-8pm Artist’s talk 8th June, 3-4pm APSÁALOOKE presents three series of oil paintings celebrating the cultural heritage and living traditions of the Apsáalooke – people of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana. The Vanishing series, portrays culturally significant figures painted in loose impressionistic strokes on […]

STILL – Native American Photographers

15th March – 28 May, 2016 Artist’s Talk with Cara Romero, Thursday April 21st, 3pm-4pm Artists’ reception with Cara Romero and Diego Romero, Thursday April 21st, 6pm -8pm STILL showcases the recent work of fine art photographers Cara Romero, Will Wilson, Kali Spitzer, Robert Mesa and Zoe Urness . Their compelling photographic images of water, dance […]

NATIVE AMERICAN PORTRAITURE

5th October – 28th November 2015 This exhibition of Native American Portraiture brings together work by eight contemporary Native American Indian artists from eleven tribal nations: Shonto Begay (Diné) Nocona Burgess (Comanche) 
Merle Locke (Lakota) Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi & Choctaw) Chris Pappan (Osage, Kaw & Cheyenne River Sioux) Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) 
Zoe Marieh Urness (Tlingit & Cherokee) […]

NOCONA BURGESS – Solo exhibition

16th July – 30th September 2015  In this vivid and thoughtful solo exhibition Nocona Burgess presents strikingly modern depictions of Indigenous men and women from the tribal Nations of the Southern Plains. These paintings mix careful research, firsthand knowledge and raw passion. By combining brightly coloured shapes with crisply outlined facial features and traditional dress, Burgess explores […]

CAPTURED

5th MARCH – 30th MAY 2015 Six contemporary American Indian fine art photographers shed new light on both the uses of photography and the identities of Indigenous Americans in this ground-breaking exhibition. ‘CAPTURED’ showcases the work of fine art photographers Cara Romero, Will Wilson, Zoe Urness, Sara Sense, Tailinh Agoyo and Debra Yepa-Pappan, who surprise and delight with […]

Zuni Rock Art

The Zuni reservation has a population of more than 11,000 people. It covers over 600 square miles of  New Mexico desert and is the largest of the nineteen Indian Pueblos in the state. Zuni is considered to be one of the most traditional Pueblos with a unique language, culture and history that has resulted in part from […]

FIRST PEOPLE, SECOND CITY

17th JUNE – 9th AUGUST 2014 Chris Pappan and Debra Yepa-Pappan An exhibition featuring the 21st century ledger art of Chris Pappan and Debra Yepa-Pappan, exploring the cultural identities of indigenous peoples in the Chicago area, and the idea of sacred space both past and present. FIRST PEOPLE, SECOND CITY will be launched with a […]

Sarah Sense: Weaving Water

13th JUNE – 10th AUGUST 2013 WEAVING WATER is a migrating exhibition in which Native American artist Sarah Sense navigates a new visual language through photography and weaving. The following exhibition launch events are a collaboration between the artist, Rainmaker Gallery and Dr. Max Carocci, curator at the British Museum. 11am – 12 noon: FILM […]

PRESTON SINGLETARY: TLINGIT SERIGRAPHS

30th OCTOBER – 30th NOVEMBER 2012 In this exhibition of silk screen prints Northwest Coast artist Preston Singletary draws on his Tlingit tribal heritage to explore themes of transformation, nature and myth. Preston Singletary is internationally recognised for his bold depictions of birds, animals and humans in the distinctive style of the Pacific North West. […]

MESSENGERS 2012

JUNE 13th – JULY 25th 2012 TONY ABEYTA, MARCUS AMERMAN, SHONTO BEGAY, DAVID BRADLEY, KELLY CHURCH, MELISSA CODY, EDGAR HEAP OF BIRDS, FRANK BUFFALO HYDE, LINDA LOMAHAFTEWA, AMERICA MEREDITH, CHRIS PAPPAN, DEBRA YEPA-PAPPAN, CARA ROMERO, DIEGO ROMERO, MATEO ROMERO, SARAH SENSE, RYAN SINGER, MICAH ‘WERE WULF’ WESLEY. ‘MESSENGERS 2012’ brings together the work of eighteen […]

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