Blair Treuer

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Blair Treuer’s residency is supported by the McKnight Artist Residencies consortium and the Artist Communities Alliance (ACA).


Blair Treuer

  • September 16 – 27, 2024
  • Visiting from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Blair Treuer is a storyteller who paints with fabric and draws with thread. As the only white person in her Native American family, her work is about her reflections as an outsider privileged enough to look in. She explores new approaches to fabric and is not afraid to engage in challenging topics. Her portraits explore intimate parts of her life centering on the juxtaposition between her white culture and her husband’s traditional indigenous culture, and have ranged in topics from drug abuse, social ostracization, body image, femininity and masculinity, sexual abuse, and aging, with spirituality deeply woven into their narratives.

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