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.

  • 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.

  • Ever Baldwin

    Ever Baldwin (American), April, 2021, 27 × 30 in. Photo: Bryan Zimmerman

  • Corey Bulpitt

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

  • Judy Chartrand

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

  • Dana Claxton

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

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

  • 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.

  • Demian Diné Yazhi'

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

    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

  • 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.

  • Ishi Glinsky

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

  • Raven Halfmoon

    Raven Halfmoon (Caddo), Caddo Dancing in Binger Oklahoma, 2020, stoneware, glaze, 62 × 27 × 27 in. Photo: 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, 2017–18, 24 Monoprints, 60 x 120 in. Photo: 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., 2020, Inkjet with hand-scratched text, 17 × 17 in.

  • 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, each 60 × 96 in.

  • 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.

  • Brad Kahlhamer

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

  • 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

  • Gigaemi Kukwits

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

  • 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

  • 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, 1 Artist's Proof, Signed and dated

    Artwork by James Luna
  • Rachel Martin

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

  • 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

  • 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 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, 2005, Mixed media on canvas, 60 × 100 in.

  • 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.

  • Cara Romero

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

  • 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 feet

  • Walter Scott

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

  • Philip Singer

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

  • Kianja Strobert

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

    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 in.

  • Charlene Vickers

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Letha Wilson

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

  • 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.