James Temte (2017 Artist-in-Residence)


James Temte expressed his passion for creativity in a variety of ways while growing up in Wyoming. Temte is a non-objective abstract artist residing in Anchorage Alaska. He is interested in the creative process and the balance between chaos and order.

He is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and explores concepts relating to culture, humanity, identity and his love for nature. After leaving home for college he explored his interest in the life sciences, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology Fort Lewis College and later his master's degree in applied environmental science and technology University of Alaska Anchorage.

Temte states:

“As artists our task is to observe. To take in our surroundings and share what we see and feel with others. I receive inspiration from personal experiences, my ancestry, emotions, and the world around me. I love the challenge of sharing my journey through manipulating material and using nonconventional tools and techniques. For me, each piece starts with a vision, location or concept, and I create from there.”

Last updated: November 20, 2017

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