Artist: Luanne Redeye (Seneca)
serigraph 1/1, signed
framed size: 61cm x 50cm
image size: 43cm x 32.5cm
Framed in white wood frame with conservation mount.
Seneca (b. 1985)
“My artworks are from my gaze and often an intersection of autobiography and community, where the surface becomes a window into the everyday life and familiar surroundings of the participating figures. I depict the relationship between perception and experience of native identity through genre scenes, designs, and portraits – not to prove authenticity but to disprove what others think is “authentic.” The works are visual narratives of the people’s histories capturing what it means to be Indian today.” LR
The artist Luanne Redeye studied at the University of New Mexico, receiving her MFA in 2011. An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, she grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York, from where she draws inspiration for her artwork, often focusing on portraiture incorporating community members in her works. She paints primarily in oil and has a distinctive manner of using colour, which she is further developing alongside other mediums, such as serigraphy.