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Mikaela Shafer

Indigenous Mother, artist, and writer living in Olympia, Washington. Mikaela's current work weaves together her story and journey to cultural reconnection through expressionist mixed media paintings.

Solo Exhibitions

2024 •Thomas Architecture Studios, solo show, Olympia, WA

2023 •Bar Francis, solo show, Olympia Washington

2023 •The Nest, Lantern Records, Olympia, WA, Collection of work, artist talk.

2023 •HMVC Gallery, New York, Solo exhibition in a virtual gallery and feature in the ‘Abstract is Abstract’ exhibition

2023 •Times Square Solo Feature with HMVC Gallery, Art features in Times Square Exhibition

2020 •Desert Dreams, Custom Painted Mural, Olympia, WA

2019 •Therapeutic Hijinx,  Wheatpaste Mural Exhibit, Bombay Beach, CA

2018 •Desert Darling, Mixed Media Mural Exhibit,  Bombay Beach, CA

Group Exhibitions

2023• Still here, Still Native, Fayetteville, NC, November 2023

2023•TCMOFA Indigenous Exhibit, Olympia, Wa, October 2023

2023 •SB Arts Gallery, London, March and June 2023

2023 •Providence Art Club, Rhode Island, Edward Mitchell Bannister National Exhibition: Celebrating BIPOC Artists, July 2021

2023 •Leonor R. Fuller Gallery, Olympia, Wa, 2023 Southwest Washington Juried Art Exhibit, July 2023

2023 •Emerging Artist Award Group Show, Virtual, Arts to Hearts Project

2015 •Ogden 52,  Photography Exhibit, Ogden, UT

2009 •The End Is Nigh, Costume Designs  and Fashion Show, Portland, OR

Residencies, Experience, Awards


•Oly Arts Magazine: Cover Story

•DabArts : Fall Quarterly Magazine

•Aesthetica Magazine: 

•Oly Arts Magazine: Oly Arts Magazine

•Utah Stories: Utah Stories-Mikaela Shafer

•Northern Utah Women Making History: Weber State Archives

•Canvas Rebel Feature: Canvas Rebel

•SPSCC Artist Talk: Watch here



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