Kimberly Robertson: Diary of a Native Femme(nist),
1770 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Saturday, May 4 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Jul 13, 2024
The Chapter House is pleased to present Diary of a Native Femme(nist), a solo exhibition of new and recent works by Kimberly Robertson. The exhibition is The Chapter House’s inaugural exhibition at their new location and will be on display from May 4 - July 13, 2024. The works on view draw from her embodied experiences as a Mvskoke woman born, raised, living, and working on unceded California Indian lands and are heavily informed by Native feminist theories and practices. Robertson utilizes high-femme aesthetics to address the myriad forms of violence Native femmes experience under settler colonialism and cisheteropatriarchy while also encouraging viewers to consider the radical practice of making joy and laughter in service of collective healing and liberation. Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, an Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at California State University, Long Beach, and an artist. Her scholarship and creative practices center Native feminisms, the sexual and gendered violence of settler colonialism, ceremony, storytelling, decolonization, and Indigenous futurities. Her creative practices currently include screen printing, collage, beadwork, installation art, and zine-making. Her artworks have been exhibited in numerous community, university, public, and private galleries as well as peer-reviewed monographs and anthologies. She is also an active member of the Los Angeles Indian community and facilitates beading circles and art-making workshops both locally and nationally. The Chapter House is an Indigenous women-led arts and community organization based on Tongvaland / Los Angeles. The artist and The Chapter House would like to thank Meztli Projects, an Indigenous based arts and culture collaborative, for their generous support and collaboration on this very special exhibition. For all inquiries about the exhibition please contact