We acknowledge that we are situated on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok, the Peoples of the Waters that Are Never Still.

We recognize that there is a history to this land that is older than we are and pay honor and respect to this history and to the Elders, past, present, and future.

A red-beaded pennant with the word TURTLE in blue beads

Marie Watt, Turtle Island (2021)

A red baseball cap with embroidered beading with the words MAKE AMERIKA RED AGAIN in white and a yellow feather

James Luna, Make Amerika Red Again (2018)

A sculpture made of animal skin, rope, textiles, and two sneakers

Natalie Ball, Toes Out (2021)

Forge

Collection

Forge Project stewards a collection of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of living Indigenous artists. The collection is displayed on a rotating basis on site and is available for research as well as loan for off-site exhibitions. Acquisitions for Forge Project Collection are led by Candice Hopkins. Please email Collections and Special Projects Manager Amelia Russo (amelia@forgeproject.com) to make an appointment to view the collection or to request a loan.

Selected artworks

  • Norman Akers

    Norman Akers (Citizen of the Osage Nation), Drowning Elk, 2020. Oil on canvas, 78 x 68 in. Photo: Aaron Paden. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Teresa Baker

    Teresa Baker (Mandan/Hidatsa), Forest, 2019. Willow, yarn, spray paint, and buffalo sinew on AstroTurf, 69 x 52 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Natalie Ball

    Natalie Ball (Klamath/Modoc), Toes Out, 2021. Converse shoes, spur, elk hide, textiles, leather, wood (lodge pole pine), 36 2/3 x 15 x 12 2/3 in. Forge Project Collection.

    A sculpture made of animal skin, rope, textiles, and two sneakers

    Natalie Ball, Toes Out (2021)

  • Rick Bartow

    Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Dance Bear Mask, 2014. Acrylic, graphite on canvas, 72 x 96 in. Photo: Rebekah Johnson. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Corey Bulpitt

    Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Untitled, 2021. White Elk Drum, 18 × 3 1/2 in. Photo: Barb Choit. Forge Project Collection.

  • Judy Chartrand

    Judy Chartrand (Cree), Métis Soup (set: Indian Agent Tongue, Leek, Pumpkin, Beef, Chicken), 2011–2015. Six ceramic cans, 4 1/2 × 3 × 3 in. each. Photo: Barb Choit. Forge Project Collection.

  • Dana Claxton

    Dana Claxton (Lakota), Headdress, 2016/2021. Archival pigment print on Epson photo paper, 48 x 32 in. Edition 4/25. Forge Project Collection.

    Dana Claxton (Lakota), Headdress–Jeneen, 2018. LED firebox with transmounted chromogenic transparency, 60 x 40 in. AP 1. Forge Project Collection.

  • Jordan Ann Craig

    Jordan Ann Craig (Enrolled Member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe), Plains Plains, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 44 7/8 x 44 7/8 in. Photo: James Hart Photography. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Jim Denomie

    Jim Denomie (Lac Courte Oreilles band of Ojibwe), Tree People, 2020. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Beau Dick

    Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw, Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation), Towkwit Woman, ca. 2000. Western red cedar, acrylic, horsehair, bone, 10 x 6 3/4 x 4 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Demian Diné Yazhi'

    Demian Diné Yazhi' (Diné), creation story: sacred migration, 2020. Neon sculpture, 36 × 22 × 6 in. Photo: Shaun Price. Forge Project Collection.

    Artwork by Demian Diné Yazhi’

  • Nicholas Galanin

    Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), Never Forget, 2021. C-print mounted on Dibond, walnut frame, 51 3/4 × 78 3/4 in. Photo: Nicholas Galanin. Forge Project Collection.

  • Jeffrey Gibson

    Jeffrey Gibson (Member of The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and half Cherokee), SHE KNOWS OTHER WORLDS, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, glass beads and artificial sinew inset into custom wood frame, 82 × 74 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Ishi Glinsky

    Ishi Glinsky (Tohono O’Odham), Custer’s Calvary, 2013. Ink, wax pen, pigment, oil stick, resin, 96 × 48 in. Photo: Ruben Diaz. Forge Project Collection.

  • Raven Halfmoon

    Raven Halfmoon (Caddo), Caddo Dancing in Binger Oklahoma, 2020. Stoneware, glaze, 62 × 27 × 27 in. Photo: Dawn Blackman. Forge Project Collection.

  • Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

    Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations), Sweetheart Songs, 2017–18. 24 Monoprints, 60 x 120 in. Photo: Ted West. Forge Project Collection.

    Edgar Heap of Birds in Conversation with Zach Feuer at Forge Project

  • Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill

    Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill (Métis), Spell #13, for vomiting anger, 2020. Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, and other materials, 12 x 9 in. Photo: Courtesy of Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill and Cooper Cole, Toronto. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Sky Hopinka

    Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), Free me from this body, my voice can carry only so far. Free me from this body, as I lay on the grass it feels heavy and I can't move. Free me from this body, the color burns brown with dark limbs so tired and missing the weightless breadth of above., 2020. Inkjet with hand-scratched text, 17 × 17 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Robert Houle

    Robert Houle (Anishinaabe/Saulteaux), Shaman, 2014. Mixed media on mylar, 84 1/2 x 36 in. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Brian Jungen

    Brian Jungen (Dane-Zaa, Treaty 8 Territory), Natives Suffering, 2017. Six plate photo-etching on Revere paper, double-sided, 28 1/8 x 22 in. Edition of 10 plus 1 AP (#6/10). Photo: SITE Photography. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Forge Project Collection.

  • Brad Kahlhamer

    Brad Kahlhamer, Next Level Figure 1, 2013. Acrylic paint on wood, 10.25 × 9.875 × 1.625 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Sonya Kelliher-Combs

    Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Iñupiaq and Athabascan), Remnant (Walrus Bone IV), 2019. Mixed media, organic and synthetic materials, 18 x 12 x 1 3/4 in. Photo: Yao Zu. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Matthew Kirk

    Matthew Kirk (Navajo), One More Time Around, 2020. Oil, spray paint, copper wire, wood, nylon paracord, Coroplast on rigid insulation foam, 63 × 85 in. Photo: Adam Reich. Forge Project Collection.

  • Kite

    Kite (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Otakiya Thehpi Chapcheyazala (Black Currant Hide Manyfold), 2019. Silver thread on black leather, 42 1/2 x 35 in. Photo: Joerg Lohse. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Gigaemi Kukwits

    Gigaemi Kukwits (Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw), House of Two, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 15 × 17 in. Photo: Barb Choit. Forge Project Collection.

  • Athena LaTocha

    Athena LaTocha, Vestige, 2021. Shellac ink and wild berry stain on paper, lead, fiberglass, steel, 44 1/2 x 82 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Photo: Etienne Froissard. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Lehuauakea

    Lehuauakea (Kanaka Maoli [Native Hawaiian]), Kānekauilanuimakehaikalani, 2021. Earth pigment paints on hand-beaten kapa (bark cloth), 31 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. Photo: Mario Gallucci. Forge Project Collection.

  • Cannupa Hanska Luger

    Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota), Mirror Shield Project, 2016. Mirror shields and drone video, Dimensions variable. Forge Project Collection.

  • James Luna

    James Luna (Payómkawichum, Ipai, and Mexican), Make Amerika Red Again, 2018. Hat, beads, embroidery, feather, 5 x 6 x 10 in. Edition 1/5 and 1 AP. Forge Project Collection.

    A red baseball cap with embroidered beading with the words MAKE AMERIKA RED AGAIN in white and a yellow feather

    James Luna, Make Amerika Red Again (2018)

  • Rachel Martin

    Rachel Martin (Tlingit, Dakl’aweidí clan), Houseboat Kitchen, 2020. Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Kent Monkman

    Kent Monkman (Cree member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba)), Compositional Study for The Examination, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 81 1/2 in. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Audie Murray

    Audie Murray (Métis), Celestial Gloves, 2021. Worn work gloves, porcupine quills, various glass beads, acrylic paint, rabbit fur, tanned hide, 24 x 14 in. Photo credit: Sean Fenzl, courtesy Nanaimo Art Gallery. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Native Art Department International (NADI): Jason Lujan and Maria Hupfield

    Native Art Department International (NADI), Maria Hupfield (Anishanaabek) and Jason Lujan (Chiricahua and Mexican), Double Shift, 2018. Acrylic paint on custom canvas clothing, 114 x 50 in. Edition: unique. Forge Project Collection.

  • New Red Order

    New Red Order, Culture Capture: Crimes Against Reality, 2020. Two-channel projection, 9 min, [co-directed by Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, and Driftnote]. Edition of five with 4 APs. Forge Project Collection.

  • Jeneen Frei Njootli

    Jeneen Frei Njootli (2SQ Vuntut Gwitchin, Czech and Dutch), Fighting for the title not to be pending, 2020. The artist's body weight, composed of thousands of tiny loose glass beads. Photo credit: Stefan Stark, Kunstverein Braunschweig. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Wendy Red Star

    Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke (Crow)), Suaihchi'sshe (Thunderbird's Nest), 2021. Acrylic, graphite, kiakata paper, marble paper, 22 1/4 × 152 1/2 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Eric-Paul Riege

    Eric-Paul Riege (Diné), jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh [5], 2020. Mixed fiber installation
    dimensions variable, each approx. 10 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 ft. Forge Project Collection.

  • Cara Romero

    Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Sand & Stone, 2020. 44 3/4 x 30 in. Edition of 7. Forge Project Collection.

  • Christine Howard Sandoval

    Christine Howard Sandoval (Chalon Ohlone), Pillars- An Act of Decompression & Arch- A Passage Formed By A Curve, 2020. Adobe mud and graphite on paper, 60 × 96 in. each. Forge Project Collection.

  • Marilou Schultz

    Marilou Schultz (Navajo), Title unknown, c. 1980s. Wool, approximately 62 x 51 in. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Walter Scott

    Walter Scott (Kahnawá:ke), Symbols of Paradise, 2015. Digital print on vinyl, metal, 55 × 35 × 4 in. Photo: Barb Choit. Forge Project Collection.

  • Rose B. Simpson

    Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo), Beauty the beast, 2021. Ceramic, glaze, grout, steel, wood, lava beads, leather beads, clay beads, glass beads, copper beads, twine, epoxy, 29 1/2 x 8 x 9 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Philip Singer

    Philip Singer (Diné), Pink Triangle, 2019. 100% wool, 28 x 16 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

    Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), War Horse in Babylon, 2005. Mixed media on canvas, 60 × 100 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Kali Spitzer

    Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena and Jewish), Melaw Nakek'o II, 2015. C-print on dibond, 10 x 8 in. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist. Forge Project Collection.

  • Charlene Vickers

    Charlene Vickers (Anishinaabe), Singles: Performance Moccs Series, 2018. Whiskey box, glass beads, cotton fabric and thread. Photo: Barb Choit. Forge Project Collection.

  • Kay WalkingStick

    Kay WalkingStick (Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and Anglo), Montauk I, 1983. Acrylic, saponified wax, and ink on canvas, 56 x 56 in. Photo: Becket Logan. Gochman Family Collection.

  • Marie Watt

    Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scot), Turtle Island, 2021. Vintage Italian beads, industrial felt and thread, 11 x 31 1/2 in. Photo: Kevin McConnell. Forge Project Collection.

    A red-beaded pennant with the word TURTLE in blue beads

    Marie Watt, Turtle Island (2021)

  • Nico Williams

    Nico Williams, Free Burn, 2021. 15/0 glass beads, thread, 1.41 x 2.75 x 0.15 in. Forge Project Collection.

  • Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets'lo:tseltun

    Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets'lo:tseltun (Coast Salish and Okanagan (Syilx)), Untitled (Tree Prototype), 2019. Ink on matte board, framed, 65 1/3 × 25 1/2 in. Forge Project Collection.