Ka’ila Farrell-Smith



Ka’ila Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath/Modoc visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She works as an art mentor/teacher and is a co-director forSignal Fire and One Flaming Arrow: Inter-tribal Art, Music & Film Festival. Ka’ila was awarded a Ford Family Fellowship and a Regional Arts & Culture Council Professional Development grant to attend a 2015 Caldera Artist-In-Residence and a 2016 Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Ka’ila has also attended the Rainmaker Residency, Signal Fire’s Wide Open Studios, and has been selected for a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe. She has work in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum and has exhibited at the Archer Gallery, Vancouver City Hall, Washington History Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, and the Tacoma Art Museum. Ka’ila Farrell-Smith received a B.F.A. from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2004 and an M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practices Studio from Portland State University in 2014.