Luanne Redeye

Region: Northeast

City / State: Endicott, NY

 As primarily a figurative artist, my paintings are an intersection of autobiography and community. My work focuses on representation of native cultures through the lens of someone who is native as a means of highlighting our shared experiences and celebrating our uniqueness. I am creating work I want to see about people I want to see represented.

The portraits I create are of my family, friends, and community members in their everyday life, because it’s important to me to represent them exactly as they are; I want their lives and likenesses to be seen. The paintings are from my gaze and their surfaces become windows into the subjects’ domestic spaces and surroundings. The works are visual narratives about the complexities of their lives; they capture what it means to be Indigenous today.