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Melissa Shaginoff Exhibit, August 2018

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents a solo exhibit by Melissa Shaginoff, an Alaska Native artist is of Athabascan and Paiute descent. Shaginoff grew up in Kenai, Alaska. She is curator of Indigenous Art at the Anchorage Museum.

Shaginoff received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. After working for a brief time in social work Melissa returned to her creative roots and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Alaska Native Cultures in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She recently returned from the Sheldon Jackson Museum Native Artist Residency in Sitka, Alaska.

Artist Talk: Coming Soon

image: Kaggkaggos ts’en zuuł (Swan Wingbone / Drinking Tube)
made for Decolonizing Alaska

Acrylic on canvas with beads, insulin bottle, abalone,
caribou antler, syringe, dentalium
18″ H x 12″ W + hanging elements
2016