Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ishi Glinsky (b. 1982) grounds his multidisciplinary practice in an exploration of the traditions of his tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation, as well as other North American First Nations. Working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, Glinsky honors Indigenous histories by creating contemporary tributes to sacred practices, subsequently integrating the past with the present. “My work is a visual retelling of the beauty and at times a horrific side of ‘history,’” states Glinsky. “Moments in time or artifacts are filtered through my work as a concept in hopes to provide a new platform for observation.” Glinsky lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has presented solo exhibitions at Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Visions West, Denver, CO; These Days, Los Angeles, CA; Open Studio, Tokyo, Japan; Four Corners Gallery at Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ; Thvm Studios, Los Angeles, CA; and BPMW, Los Angeles, CA. In 2022, Glinsky presented his first institutional survey, Upon A Jagged Maze, curated by Gabriel Ritter, at The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, CA. His work is currently on view in Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self-Determination since 1969 at the Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY and will be included in Made in LA, 2023: Acts of Living, opening October 1, 2023, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. P·P·O·W will present new work by Glinsky at Frieze London, October 11 – 15, 2023. His first solo exhibition with the gallery will open in fall 2024.
b. 1982, Tucson, AZ
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
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Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA