Kaila Farrell-Smith Artist Bio

Kaila Farrell-Smith is a Klamath/Modoc visual artist based in Portland, Oregon.  Kaila has worked with "Journey’s in Creativity," a tribal high-school youth art camp at Oregon College of Arts and Craft and uses art projects to benefit the preservation and reclamation of American Indian culture through cultivating community creativity. Farrell-Smith has won the 'Spirit of the Northwest' award for her paintings in both the 2012 and 2013 “In The Spirit: Contemporary NW Native Art” exhibitions at the Washington History Museum. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Pacific NW College of Art in 2004 as a Dorothy Lemelson scholarship recipient and is currently a candidate in her second year of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practices Studio degree program at Portland State University.