Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts is pleased to announce our upcoming Artist-in-Residence: Fox Spears. Spears will be in residence from September 26 - October 10, 2022. 

An in-person Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM. 


A virtual Reception will be held post-residency on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 4 PM. Sign-up here


Fox Spears (Karuk) reinterprets traditional Karuk basketry designs into prints, paintings, drawings, and sculpture. His compositions reference geometric, organic, and landscape elements. He notes, "All the work I make is a deliberate continuance of Karuk culture. Regardless of my motives, the creation and presence of my art is an inherent act of resistance against colonial assimilation. My art is made with these intentions: to thank and honor my ancestors, to acknowledge and heal historical trauma, and to help build new Indigenous futures." The Karuk are one of the Indigenous peoples of northwestern California.

Spears was born and grew up in Western Washington. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2010. He was based in Seattle until 2022 and now lives in Florida.