Born in Los Angeles of mixed Native and European American heritage, John Feodorov spent summers at his grandparent’s homestead in the “White Horse” region of New Mexico. This time spent between the Navajo reservation and the California suburbs of Whittier continues to have an important influence on his work. Feodorov often utilizes pop culture detritus, as well as sound and video, to create what he considers contemporary “sacred” spaces in order to question ideas of spirituality, identity and place. In addition, his paintings and drawings are experiments in creating hybrid mythical iconographies.

Feodorov was featured in the first season of the PBS television series, “Art21: Art for the 21st Century” as well as in the companion book published by Harry N. Abrams. He has served as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Seattle and currently teaches as an Assistant Professor of Art at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington.

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