County: Pierce County
RYAN! Elizabeth Feddersen is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Okanogan /Arrow Lakes /German /English) and a mixed-media installation artist who specializes in interactive and immersive artworks that invite audience engagement.
Born in 1984 and raised in Wenatchee, RYAN! received a BFA at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She remained in Seattle for approximately ten years while working as an artist, studio assistant, and arts administrator, before relocating to Tacoma, where she is now based with her husband and two cats; Brock, Gonzo, and Gamma Ray.
She is inspired to create interactive and temporary artworks as a way to honor an indigenous perspective on the relationship between artist and community. Her approach emphasizes humor, play, and creative engagement to create opportunities for personal introspection and discovery.
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Micro Spill, acrylic, cement, and astro turf in a snow globe, 7 x 7 x 11 inches, 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.
White Out, 10' x 60' x 4', 2016. Ryan Feddersen.
Reclining Figure, 10' x 4' x 8', 2016. Ryan Feddersen.
900* Horses, 40' x 40' x 0, 2015. SpokaneArts.
Coyote Now, 7' x 28' x 0, 2015. Timothy Aguero.
Disconnected Towers, 9' x 12' x 20', 2015. Jenny Crooks.
Coyote Now: Bones, ink on board paper and cast crayon, 6 x 0.5 x 6.25 inches, 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Kill the Indian, Save the Man, vinyl, thermochromic ink, charting tape, astro turf, and laser-cut acrylic, 120 x 300 x 120 inches, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.