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.

Artwork by Marie Watt
Artwork by James Luna
Artwork by Kianja Strobert



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

Selected artworks

  • Teresa Baker

    Teresa Baker, (Mandan/Hidatsa),Forest, 2019, willow, yarn, spray paint, and buffalo sinew on AstroTurf 69 x 52 in., 175 x 132 cm

  • Natalie Ball

    Natalie Ball, (Klamath/Modoc) Toes Out, 2021, Converse shoes, spur, elk hide, textiles, leather, wood (lodge pole pine), 93 x 38 x 32 cm / 36 2/3 x 15 x 12 2/3 in

  • Ever Baldwin

    Ever Baldwin, (American), April, 27 × 30 in., 2021. Photography by Bryan Zimmerman

  • Corey Bulpitt

    Corey Bulpitt, (Haida), Untitled, White Elk Drum,18 × 3.5 in., 2021, Photographed by Barb Choit

  • Judy Chartrand

    Judy Chartrand, (Cree), Métis Soup (set: Indian Agent Tongue, Leek, Pumpkin, Beef, Chicken), Six ceramic cans, 4.5 ×3 × 3 in. each, 2011–2015. Photographed by Barb Choit

  • Dana Claxton

    Dana Claxton, (Lakota) Headdress, 2016/2021, Archival pigment print on Epson photo paper, Edition 4/25, 48 x 32 inches

    Dana Claxton, (Lakota), Headdress – Jeneen, 2018, AP 1, 60 x 40 inches

  • Beau Dick

    Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw, Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation), Towkwit Woman, ca. 2000, Western red cedar, acrylic, horsehair, bone, 10" x 6.75” x 4”

  • Demian Diné Yazhi'

    Demian Diné Yazhi', (Diné), creation story: sacred migration, Neon sculpture 36 × 22 × 6 in., 2020

    Artwork by Demian Diné Yazhi’
  • Nicholas Galanin

    Nicholas Galanin, (Tlingit/Unangax̂), Never Forget, C-print mounted on Dibond, walnut frame, 51 3/4 × 78 3/4 in. (131.4 × 200 cm), 2021. Photographed by Nicholas Galanin

  • Jeffrey Gibson

    Jeffrey Gibson, SHE KNOWS OTHER WORLDS, Acrylic on canvas, glass beads and artificial sinew inset into custom wood frame, 82 × 74 in., 2019.

  • Ishi Glinsky

    Ishi Glinsky, (Tohono O’Odham) Custer’s Calvary, Ink, wax pen, pigment, oil stick, resin, 96 × 48 in., 2013. Photographed by Ruben Diaz

  • Raven Halfmoon

    Raven Halfmoon, (Caddo), Caddo Dancing in Binger Oklahoma, stoneware, glaze, 62 × 27 × 27 in., 2020. Photographed by Dawn Blackman

  • Cannupa Hanska Luger

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

  • Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

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

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

  • 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., Inkjet with hand-scratched text, 17 × 17 in. (43.2 × 43.2 cm), 2020

  • Christine Howard Sandoval

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

  • Brad Kahlhamer

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

  • Matthew Kirk

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

  • Gigaemi Kukwits

    Gigaemi Kukwits, (Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw) House of Two, Acrylic on Canvas, 15 × 17 in., 2018. Photographed by Barb Choit

  • Lehuauakea, Kānekauilanuimakehaikalani

    Lehuauakea, Kānekauilanuimakehaikalani (Kanaka Maoli [Native Hawaiian]), earth pigment paints on hand-beaten kapa (bark cloth), 31 5/8 × 10 1/4 in., 2021. Photographed by Mario Gallucci

  • James Luna

    James Luna, (Luiseño, Puyukitchum, Ipai, and Mexican), Make Amerika Red Again, 2018, Hat, beads, embroidery, feather, 5 x 6 x 10 inches, Edition 1/5, 1 Artist's Proof, Signed and dated

    Artwork by James Luna
  • Rachel Martin

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

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

    Native Art Department International (NADI), Jason Lujan and Maria Hupfield, (Anishanaabek) and Jason Lujan (Chiricahua and Mexican), Double Shift, 2018, acrylic paint on custom canvas clothing, 114 x 50 inches, Edition: unique

  • New Red Order

    New Red Order, Culture Capture: Crimes Against Reality, two channel projection, 2020
    two channel projection, 9 min, [co directed by Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, and Driftnote], edition of five with 4 A.P.s

  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

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

  • Wendy Red Star

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

  • Cara Romero

    Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Sand & Stone, 2020, 44.75" x30" edition of 7

  • Eric-Paul Riege

    Eric Paul Riege (Diné), jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh [5], 2020, mixed fiber installation
    dimensions variable, each approx. 10 x 2.5 x .5 feet

  • Walter Scott

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

  • Philip Singer

    Philip Singer (Diné), Pink Triangle, 100% wool, 28" x 16", 2019.

  • Kianja Strobert

    Kianja Strobert, Evening Sea Breeze Sunset Warm Weather Palette Trough, Metal lathe, papier mâché, acrylic paint, paper board, 82 × 14 × 7 in., Metal lathe, papier mâché, acrylic paint, paper board, wire, 2021.

    Artwork by Kianja Strobert
  • 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 inches

  • Charlene Vickers

    Charlene Vickers, (Anishinaabe), Singles: Performance Moccs Series, Whiskey box, glass beads, cotton fabric and thread, 2018. Photographed by Barb Choit

  • Marie Watt

    Marie Watt, (Seneca and German-Scot), Companion Species (Home), 2021, vintage Italian beads, industrial felt and thread 11 x 31.5 inches, Photography by Kevin McConnell

    Artwork by Marie Watt
  • Nico Williams

    Nico Williams, Free Burn, 2021, 15/0 glass beads, thread, 1.41 x 2.75 x 0.15 in (3.6 x 7 x .4 cm)

  • Letha Wilson

    Letha Wilson, (American) Re-Photogram New Forge Road (Edge Rip), 2021, Two archival inkjet prints, framed, 32" x 24" x 2"

  • Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets'lo:tseltun

    Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets'lo:tseltun, (Coast Salish and Okanagan (Syilx) Untitled (Tree Prototype), ink on matte board, framed, 2019, 65.3 × 25.5 in.