Lot 264 - Jim Denomie - Rabbit Spirit
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
As a painter and an artist, I find I am constantly evolving. I develop images from my imagination, my memories, my dreams, and from the world around me, as I perceive it. I try to discover something new or different with each painting. I like to explore new subject matter. Employing rich colors, I tell original stories that are completely of my own creation and visual style. Over time, I have developed several series that are distinct yet related. Subject matter may
include but is not limited to social, political, and historical narrative, creative portraiture, dreams, spirituality and eroticism. I also work with found object mask making, printmaking, ink drawings, mixed media oil stick, and photography. I sketch almost daily developing spontaneous ideas, documenting current
thoughts or issues, and exploring and working out ideas for paintings.
Jim Denomie was born in Hayward, Wisconsin on July 6, 1955 and is a member of the Lac Court Oreilles Band of Ojibwe. He grew up in Minneapolis, MN since the age of 5 and currently lives and works in Franconia, MN. In 1995 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual arts from the University of Minnesota and since has shown in over 130 exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally. Primarily a painter, he also works in printmaking, photography, ink drawings and found object sculpture. His narrative paintings focus mainly on political, social, cultural and personal events (both current and historical) pertaining to Native American issues and his personal identity. His most recent body of political work (2018-19) documented the North Dakota Access Pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Reservation in 2016. The nine paintings debuted at Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, MN in 2019 and a number of then have since or will be exhibited in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mexico City and Vienna, Austria. His intelligent and courageous work has garnered him numerous prestigious fellowships (a Bush Fellowship, McKnight Fellowships (2) a Joan Mitchell Fellowship, and most recently, a McKnight Distinguished Artist Award (2019) among others. His work is also in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Westphalien Museum of History and Life, the Denver Art Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of Western and American Art as well as many other public and private collections.