Born in Los Angeles of mixed Native and European American heritage, John Feodorov grew up in the suburbs of Southern California while making annual visits to his family’s land on the Navajo Reservation. The time he spent with his grandparents on their homestead in New Mexico, near the Anasazi ruins at Chaco Canyon, continues to inform his work.
Feodorov’s art both engages and confronts the viewer through questioning assumptions about Spirituality, Identity and Place. Lately, he has been responding to ongoing environmental exploitation and degradation by both government and corporate sources, as well as their potential effects on how we relate to and understand our sense of Place.
John’s work has been featured in several publications; most recently in, Time and Time Again, by Lucy R. Lippard, and Manifestations, edited by Dr. Nancy Marie Mithlo. He was also featured in the first season of the PBS series, “Art 21: Art for the 21st Century”.
He served as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Seattle and is presently an Associate Professor of Art at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington. He currently writes and performs with his band, The Almost Faithful.