Born in AZ
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
MA, Univ. of New Mexico
MFA, Univ. of New Mexico
Taught at- UW, UNM, SUNY Buffalo, College of New Rochelle, Bowdoin College, Univ. of Puget Sound, Cornish College of the Arts
One Person Show at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Represented by the Dolby/Chadwick Gallery, SF, CA 
Review in New York Times
Published in New American Painting 4 times
Harvard University Fellowship, I Tatti, Florence, Italy, 3 month artist residency
Ballinglen Artist Residency, Ballycastle, Ireland, 3 month artist residency
Pollock/Krasner Grant, $15,000
Artist Trust/WA State Artist Grant, $5.500

Artwork by Jim Phalen

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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