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Gail Tremblay is descended from Onondaga and Micmac ancestors. She resides in Olympia, WA and has been an artist, writer, and cultural critic for over forty years. She shares her vision through her multi-media visual works, art installations, and her writing on Native American Art. As a professor emerita at The Evergreen State College, she has mentored students in the fields of visual arts and Native American and cultural studies. She has served the artistic community as a member from 1989-2001 and in 1999-2000 as the president of the National Board of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She received a national “Mid-Career Art Award” from that organization in 1993. She has also received a Governor’s Art Award in the state of Washington for her Contemporary Art in 2001. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in over 100 group and solo exhibits and has work in important museum collections.
Gail Tremblay, "Grandmother Moon Reflecting Elder Brother Sun" 2010, acrylic on canvas 30" x 120" In the Port of Seattle Collection
Gail Tremblay, "Stone Giants Sleeping Under the Bear Star" 2010, acrylic and micaceous acrylic paint on canvas, 36 x 72 in. In the Collection of the Bainbridge Museum of Art
Gail Tremblay, “It was Never about Playing Cowboys and Indians,” 2012, recycled 16mm film from Play and Cultural Continuity: Montana Indian Children (1975), red, white and blue film leader, and metallic braid, woven in porcupine and ribbon stitch, 24.25 x 14 x 14 in. In the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
Gail Tremblay, “If the Ice Melts and the Grass Grows on Small Islands in the Sea, Will Images of the Inuit World Become Fragments Lost in History”, 2018, 16mm film from At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 2 (1967) 16mm green, blue and white film leader, 8mm white film leader; silver and gold braid 24 x 13½ x 13½ in. In the Collection of the Minneapolis Art Institute
“When There Is No Category for a Film in a Native American Language on Oscar Night, Clearly It Is in a League of Its Own”, 2021, 35mm film from the film Windwalker (1980) 35mm and 16mm white film leader, gold metallic braid, on a plexiglass tube core 24 ¼ x 15 x 15 in.