Don Bailey

Tribe: Hoopa
Based In: Portland, OR
Social Media: @hupapaint

About the Artist
A Hupa tribal member, Don Bailey was raised on the Hoopa Valley Reservation in California and taught art at the Chemawa Indian School, the oldest continually operating federal boarding school in America. Like a trickster rapper, Bailey samples the images of archival photographs and other artists’ work, and layers these with images of traditional Native design as well as landscapes both real and imagined. In doing so, he tells original stories that shake up (mis)understandings of (Indian) art and history.