Alaska, b.1979

Nicholas Galanin

Nicholas Galanin lives and works with his family in Sitka, Alaska. He earned his BFA at London Guildhall University (2003), his MFA at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2007), and he has apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers. Galanin participated in the Venice Biennale (2017) in the Native American Pavilion, in the Whitney Biennial (2019), and the Honolulu Biennial (2019). He has been invited to participate in the Biennale of Sydney (2020). Galanin’s work is in permanent collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Denver Art Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Anchorage Museum, the Nevada Museum...

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Biography

Nicholas Galanin lives and works with his family in Sitka, Alaska. He earned his BFA at London Guildhall University (2003), his MFA at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2007), and he has apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers. Galanin participated in the Venice Biennale (2017) in the Native American Pavilion, in the Whitney Biennial (2019), and the Honolulu Biennial (2019). He has been invited to participate in the Biennale of Sydney (2020). Galanin’s work is in permanent collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Denver Art Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Anchorage Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, among others.

Artworks

17

Architecture of return, escape (Metropolitan Museum of Art), 2020

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / American Culture / Anthropologic Approach / Art of the 2010s / Art of the 2020s / Autobiographical Approach / Blurring Boundaries / Collective Memories / Colonial/Post-colonial Issues / Contemporary American Art / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Digital Print / Embroidery / Film/Video Art / Found Objects / Giclée Print / Gold Leaf on Paper / Gold Leaf/Thread / Indigenous Art / Indigenous Culture / Inkjet Print / Installation / Large Scale Installation/Sculpture / Mask/Disguise / Mixed Media Art / Monotype / Monotype on Paper / Multidisciplinary Approach / Paper / Photography / Social Issues / Symbolic Objects / Textile Art / Totemism/Animism / Using Unusual Tools and Materials / Wall Installation / Works on Paper / Works on Wall

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2007

    Masters of Indigenous Visual Arts, Massey University, New Zealand

  • 2003

    B.A. Silversmithing and Jewelry Design with honors, London Guildhall University, London, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Carry a Song / Disrupt an Anthem, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2019

    Fair Warning: A Sacred Place, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Everything We’ve Ever Been, Everything We are Right Now, Law Warschaw Gallery, Saint Paul, MN

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    (upcoming) Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • (upcoming) Sanctuary, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • (upcoming) Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past, Present, Future, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

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Education

  • 2007

    Masters of Indigenous Visual Arts, Massey University, New Zealand

  • 2003

    B.A. Silversmithing and Jewelry Design with honors, London Guildhall University, London, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Carry a Song / Disrupt an Anthem, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2019

    Fair Warning: A Sacred Place, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Everything We’ve Ever Been, Everything We are Right Now, Law Warschaw Gallery, Saint Paul, MN

  • They’re Threatened by Your Survival, Art Mur, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • The Value of Sharpness: When it Falls, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018

    Dear Listener, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

  • The Imaginary Indian, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • 2017

    Indian Water, The Native American Pavilion, Venice, Italy

  • We Dreamt Deaf, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

  • I Think It Goes Like This, Peters Project, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2016

    Kill The Indian, Save The Man, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK.

  • 2015

    e.g. Nicholas Galanin: We Will Again Open This Container of Wisdom That Has Been Left in Our Care, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

  • 2014

    Home, Memory of Land & Space, Trench Contemporary, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2013

    Ever Shoot an Indian?, The Audain Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada

  • The State of Being, Displaced, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK

  • When the Land Forgets You, How Will You Carry On?, ANAF, Anchorage, AK

  • 2012

    I Looooove Your Culture, Trench Contemporary, Vancouver BC, Canada

  • Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter, Bunnell St. Gallery, Homer, AK

  • The Tlingit Experience, The Mckenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans, LA

  • 2011

    Nicholas Galanin's First Law of Motion, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • New Culture, Trench Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2010

    Raven and the First Immigrant, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Oblique Drift, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2009

    Oblique Drift, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Native Preference, ANAF Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • 2006

    What Have We Become?, Takatake Gallery, Whakatane, New Zealand

  • Skabmagovat, Film Festival, Inari, Finland

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    (upcoming) Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • (upcoming) Sanctuary, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • (upcoming) Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past, Present, Future, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2019

    Survivance And Sovereignty On Turtle Island: Engaging With Contemporary Native American Art, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, New York, NY

  • The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • The Value of Sanctuary, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

  • Unraveling: Reimagining Colonization in the Americas, Sun Valley Center for Arts, Ketchum, ID

  • Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

  • The Honolulu Biennial: To Make Wrong / Right / Now, Honolulu Museum, Honolulu, HI

  • Aiviq and Nanuq: Sea horse and sea bear of the arctic, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • 2018

    Unsettled, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, FL

  • Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR

  • Conflicting Heroes, Native Art Biennial, Berlin, Germany

  • The Condor and the Eagle: Moving Forward After Standing Rock, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, OR

  • I Continue to Shape, Art Museum, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Believe, MOCA, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It, Mainsite Contemporary, Norman, OK

  • The Abundant North: Alaska Native Films of Influence, MOCNA, Sante Fe, NM

  • Between Beauty and Decay, Artspace, New Haven, CT

  • Monarchs Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE

  • 2017

    Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY

  • We The Hell Am I, Lightyear, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

  • Out Of Sight, Seattle, WA

  • Sanctuary, Fort-Site Foundation, San Francisco, CA

  • Monarchs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

  • Broken Boxes, Form & Concept, Sante Fe, NM

  • American Domain, Museum of Capitalism, Los Angeles, CA

  • Waterline, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

  • Single Channel Video Installation, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

  • Standing Rock: Art & Solidarity, The Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Songs From The Extraction Zones, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

  • Converge, Reed College, Portland, OR

  • Resistance: Art After Nature, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

  • Native Fashion Now, National Museum of The American Indian, New York, NY

  • Decolonizing Alaska, Corcoran School of The Arts & Design, Washington, D.C.

  • Decolonizing Alaska, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK

  • This Is A Creation Story, California State University, Fresno, CA

  • Unsettled, Nevada Art Museum, Reno, Nevada

  • Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Art, MOCNA, Santa Fe, NM

  • My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying, Radiator Arts, New York, NY

  • View From Up Here, Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, Norway

  • 2016

    Latitude 64, Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani, Finland

  • Life Size, Art Mur, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • It’s in the Making, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK

  • Race and Revolution, Nolan Park, New York, NY

  • Out of Sight, King Station, Seattle, WA

  • What You See is What You Sweat, CoCA, Seattle, WA

  • Light Year 16, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

  • From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

  • Indian Acts: Truths in the Age of Reconciliation, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

  • Kingdom, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada

  • Contemporary Native Art Biennial, Stuart Hall Art Gallery, Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • View from Up Here, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • Native Fashion Now, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

  • Native Fashion Now, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

  • Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan

  • The Fifth World, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, SK, Canada

  • Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI

  • Contemporary Native American Indian Photographers and the Legacy of Edward Curtis, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

  • Decolonizing Alaska, Bunnell St. Arts Center, Homer, AK

  • 2015

    Native Fashion Now, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

  • Toioho XX, Te Manawa Museum of Art, Palmerston North, New Zealand

  • Our Story, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • You Are On Indian Land, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Living Alaska, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • Beau Dick / Nicholas Galanin / Jeneen Frei Njootli, Macaulay Fine Art, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Put A Feather On It!, Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 60 Americans, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

  • You Are On Indian Land, Radiator Arts, New York, NY

  • The Fifth World, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

  • Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

  • Personalities: Fantasy and Identity Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

  • 2014

    Native Art Now, NONAM, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

  • Wendy Red Star’s Wild West And Congress of Rough Riders of The World, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

  • Your Fest Has Ended, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

  • Le Symposium International d’art-nature multidisciplinaire, de Val-David, QC, Canada

  • Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 2nd edition, ArtMur, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Storytelling, Ottawa School of Art, Ontario, ON, Canada

  • Where Did It Go?, Online, www.ultraextra.org

  • Mother/Land, Kurumaya Museum, Oyama City, Japan

  • Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

  • This is Not a Silent Movie, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

  • I.M.N.D.N. - Native Arts for the 21st Century, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

  • Native American Voices, Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • Porcelain: Breaking Tradition, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 2013

    RezErect: Native Erotica, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Porcelain: Breaking Tradition, Art Mur, Montreal, ON, Canada

  • American Painting Now, WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

  • Beat Nation, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Cross Currents, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

  • Who Am I?, Maison des Jésuites de Sillery, QC, Canada

  • Playing with Process: Experimental Prints at the MFAH, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  • Sakahàn: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • SCOPE NYC, International Contemporary Art Show, New York, NY

  • Map(ing), Night Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

  • This is Not a Silent Movie, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Two Worlds Indigenous Media and Performance Festival, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada

  • 2012

    Process Alaska, Good Question Gallery, New York, NY

  • Carrying on "Irregardless": Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancvouver, BC, Canada

  • Indian Modernism - Art From North America, Humboldt-Forum, Berlin, Germany

  • Beat Nation, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Beat Nation, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • A Stake In The Ground, Art Mur, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Shapeshifting: Transformations In Native American Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

  • 2011

    KINDRED SPIRITS Native American Influences on 20th Century Art, Peter Blum Gallery, NYC, NY

  • Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

  • Skin, Raw, Gallery of Architecture and Design, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

  • 2010

    Time Based Art Festival 2010, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

  • It's Complicated - Art About Home, Evergreen Gallery, Olympia, WA

  • Dry Ice, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM

  • 100 Records, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA; Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY

  • Thaw Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

  • Images Forward, Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

  • Currents: Native American Forces In Contemporary Art, The University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

  • Crunchtime, York, England

  • Baie-Saint-Paul’s International Symposium of Contemporary Art, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, Canada

  • Dry Ice, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

  • Currents: Native American Forces In Contemporary Art, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

  • The Muhheakantuck in Focus, Wave Hill Gallery, New York, NY

  • A-Y-P: Indigenous Voices Reply, Burke Museum, Seattle, WA

  • Continuum: Vision & Creativity on the Northwest Coast, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Beat Nation-Hip Hop as an Indigenous Culture, Saw Gallery/Grunt Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Skabmagovat, Film Festival, Inari, Finland

  • 2008

    ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Identity: Shaq'asthut Gathering Place, Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Northern Disclosure, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK (2005-2008)

  • Second Lives, Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

  • Twisted Path, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

  • Intersections: Native American Art in a New Light, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

  • 2007

    Native Voices: Contemporary Indigenous Art, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY

  • On The Edge, Forging New Directions In Alaska Native Art, Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK

  • No Reservations, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

  • 2006

    Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2, Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

  • 2005

    Totems To Turquoise, Natural History Museum, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Te Tataitanga Matatau, Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand

  • He Rere Kee, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

  • 2003

    Summer Show, Sir John Cass, London, UK

Commissions

  • 2018

    42 foot Healing Pole carved for Tlingit T’aaku Kwaan Family, funded by Goldbelt Heritage, to be installed in Juneau, AK

  • Eternal Flame Fire Dish burial ground monument, Sayeik Gastineau Community School, Juneau, AK

  • 2016

    28 foot Northern Style Dugout Cedar Canoe, funded through National Park Service, Alaska State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

  • 2015

    Glass Clan House Screen, Walter Sobeleff Center, Sealaska Heritage Juneau AK, created with Preston Singletary, 2015

Grants/Awards

  • 2018

    Rasmuson Fellow

  • Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellow

  • 2017

    NACF Mentor Fellow

  • 2014

    Rasmuson Fellow

  • 2013

    Eiteljorg Fellow

  • 2012

    United States Artists, USA Rasmuson Fellow

  • Artist of the Year, Greater Sitka Arts Council

  • 2011

    Rasmuson Individual Artist Award

  • 2008

    Best Experimental Film, ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Toronto

  • Rasmuson Individual Artist Fellowship

  • 2006

    1st place, Contemporary Arts, Sealaska

  • 2003

    Goldsmiths Commendation London, England

Collections

  • NMAI, New York, NY

  • UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany

  • Musée D'Art Contemporain De Baie St-Paul, QC, Canada

  • Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ

  • Sealaska Heritage Foundation, Juneau, AK

  • Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Lectures/Talks

  • 2018

    Oklahoma University, Norman, OK

  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • 2017

    UBC MOA, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • WWU, Bellingham, WA

  • 2016

    Brown University, Providence, RI

  • American Craft Council, Omaha, NB

  • 2015

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • USA Artists Gathering, Chicago, IL

  • 2014

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

  • Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

  • 2013

    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

  • Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC, Canada

  • 2012

    Anchorage Art Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • Ethnology Museum, Berlin, Germany

  • Capilano University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

  • 2011

    Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • Humboldt-Forum, Berlin, Germany

  • Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Emily Carr, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

  • MOCA, Sante Fe, NM

  • 2009

    Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

  • Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publications

  • 2018

    NICHOLAS GALANIN: Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces, Minor Matters Books, Seattle, WA

  • 2017

    Unsettled, Nevada Art Museum, Reno, NV

  • Ice Bear, The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA

  • 2016

    Without Boundaries, Visual Conversations, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • Creative Alaska, University of Alaska Press, Anchorage, AK

  • From Generation to Generation, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

  • Sanders, Terrance. 60 Americans, ArtVoices, Los Angeles, CA

  • Decker, Julie. True North: Contemporay Art of Circumpolar North, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

  • Aichi Triennale 2016, Nagoya, Japan (catalog)

  • 2015

    Urban Tribes, Annick Press, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 2014

    Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

  • 2013

    RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

  • 2012

    Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, Yale University Press, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

  • Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • The Landscape of Being, AGENCY - Art, Life and Society production e-book

  • BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Mithlo, Nancy.Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Sante Fe, NM

  • Carrying on "Irregardless": Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art, Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancvouver BC, Canada, Harbour Publishing

  • 2011

    KINDRED SPIRITS: Native American Influences on 20th Century Art, New York: Peter Blum Edition

  • Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Hood/UPNE

  • Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books, Published by Gestalten

  • 2008

    Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

  • 2007

    No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

  • 2006

    What Have We Become?, Self-Published

  • McFadden, David Revere. Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 (Contemporary Native North American Art From West, Northwest & Pacific ), New York : Museum of Arts & Design, 2005.

  • 2005

    Totems to Turquoise, The Natural History Museum, New York, NY

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Kroik, Jenny. “Living with Art”, The New Yorker, November 28, 2019.

  • The Editors of ARTnews. “The Most Important Works of the 2010s: Favorite Artworks That Didn’t Make the List”, ARTnews, November 28, 2019.

  • The Editors of ARTnews. “ARTnews in Brief: Liverpool Biennial Names Artists—and More from November 6, 2019”, ARTnews, November 4, 2019.

  • Greenberger, Alex. “Biennale of Sydney Releases Artist List for 2020 Edition With Focus on Indigenous Artists”, ARTnews, September 12, 2019.

  • Galanin, Nicholas. “Standing Together: Whitney Biennial Artist Nicholas Galanin on His Decision in July to Pull Work from the Show”, ARTnews, September 11, 2019

  • Mitter, Siddhartha. “The Whitney Biennial Called. How Will They Answer?”, The New York Times, May 9, 2019

  • Green, Christopher. “Nicholas Galanin: The Value of Sharpness: When It Falls”, The Brooklyn Rail, March, 2019

  • Galanin, Nicholas. “Out of Line: Nicholas Galanin Rejects the Traditional/Contemporary Binary”, Walker Reader (Primer), March 26, 2019

  • 2018

    Steinhauer Jillian. “Nicholas Galanin remixes Native American identity at Phoenix’s Heard Museum”, The Art Newspaper, August 6, 2018

  • Green, Christopher. “Break Open This Container”, Art In America, January 1, 2018

  • 2015

    Smith, Matthew Ryan. “Tlingit-Unangax Interdisciplinary Artist Nicholas Galanin”, First American Art Magazine, Issue No. 7, (Summer 2015)

  • 2014

    Temenos Academy Review 2014

  • Smith, Matthew Ryan. “Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, by Nicholas Galanin”, First American Art Magazine, Issue No. 4, Fall

  • 2012

    Walker, Ellyn. “Nicholas Galanin: First Law of Motion”, C Magazine, Issue 113

  • 2008

    Jonaitis, Aldona. “A generation of innovators in southeast Alaska: Nicholas Galanin, Stephen Jackson, Da-ka-xeen Mehner and Donald Varnell”, American Indian Art Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 4 (autumn 2008).

  • 2007

    Nadelman, Cynthia. “Tribal Hybrids,” ARTnews, Vol 106, No. 6, June 2007

  • Wallin, Rose. “Painted Bravery: Contemporary Native Artwork Redefines Tradition”, The Anchorage Press, Vol. 16, Ed. 28, July 12, 2007

  • 2006

    Genocchio, Ben. “Visions of Native Americans in Today’s World”, The New York Times, September 17, 2006

Teaching

  • 2017

    University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau

  • 2016

    Adjunct professor, Arts department, University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka, AK

  • 2012

    Audain guest professor, 2012 -2013, University of Victoria, BC, Canada