Fall Artist Showcase

2023 BMoCA at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase graphic featuring beadwork by artist Chelsea Kaiah

The 2023 BMoCA at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase features the captivating work of artist Chelsea Kaiah. Experience the intersection of indigenous tradition, contemporary expression and the transformative power of art.

Anythink Bennett, Anythink Perl Mack and Anythink Wright Farms feature site-specific installations. This fall, these branches held hands-on workshops and live demonstrations with the artist. The showcase highlights Kaiah’s personal artistic expression, and also acts as a bridge between cultures, fostering a deeper understanding of indigenous perspectives.

The artist residency begins in September 2023 and once the three installations are completed, they will be on display through December 2023.

About the Artist

Chelsea Kaiah is White River Ute and White Mountain Apache/Irish settler, born on the Northern Ute reservation. She is a passionate activist for Native rights, awareness and sustainability. Her practice involves adapting customary materials and techniques, such as pine needle weaving, porcupine quilling and hide work, to address resilience, mental health, system reformation and means of healing.

Kaiah earned her BFA at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, Tenn. She currently resides in Denver, Colo. In 2022, Kaiah was awarded the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) LIFT grant for early career support and was invited to participate in Redline’s Artist-in-Residence program for emerging, contemporary Colorado artists. She also received the Greene Fellowship that supports working artists.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Kemper Family Foundations