James Madison, NW Native American Artist
Contempory and Traditonal Works
February 10-March 14
His uncle was also an influence on young James; he was a teacher of Native American art. It didn’t take long for an intense interest in art to develop. James continued to create, and went on to study art at the University of Washington after graduating high school. He received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 2000.
His artwork contains traditional Salish elements and designs, featured in a variety of contemporary mediums, such as glass, bronze, and stainless steel. He is also a Master Wood Carver. Many of his large scale pieces can be found at the Tulalip Resort and Casino in Tulalip, including a 24 foot story pole. Madison is also an art consultant to the Tulalip Tribes.