Jacob A. Meders

2020

Fellowship.

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My body of work consistently focuses on altered perceptions of place, culture, and identity built on the assimilation and homogenization of indigenous peoples. The core foundation of my work re-examines varied documentations of Native Americans through the historic process of printmaking. The time I have spent working with these concepts of altered perceptions of place, culture, and identity have also led me to work with mediums such as found objects, ceramics, small metals, painting, installations, video, and sound. Many of these pieces like my installation And They Build It On The Sacred have led me to inspect the commodification of the Native American image and culture by the outside commercial machine. As my work continues I use it as a vehicle to challenge new perceptions of Native Americans by using the western tools that were directed to dismantle it.

Projects
And It’ Built on the Sacred, Manifest Destiny has left your plate empty

And It’ Built on the Sacred, Manifest Destiny has left your plate empty2019, Jacob A Meders Media/materials: Black enamel on found object (ceramic plate) Image credit: Courtesy of the artist.

‘Aksum Belle / Afterwards

‘Aksum Belle / Afterwards2019, Jacob A Meders Media/materials: Installation detail- Cat 5 Ethernet cable and wood Image credit: Courtesy of Chico State University, Chico, CA.

‘Aksum Belle / Afterwards

‘Aksum Belle / Afterwards2019, Jacob A Meders Installation- Cat 5 Ethernet cable and wood, localized dirt, acrylic on found object blanket, ink and acrylic on paper. Image credit: Courtesy of Chico State University, Chico, CA.

And It’ Built on the Sacred, Creator is a Woman

And It’ Built on the Sacred, Creator is a Woman2020, Jacob A Meders Black acrylic and gold leaf on found object (wood panel) Image credit: Courtesy of the artist.

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