Shattering Images: The Film Baskets of Gail Tremblay

Artist Monograph
Contributing Authors: Gail Tremblay, Cathy Denning, Anya Montiel, 2021

Softcover monograph, 50 pages, 28 full-color images

Designer: Nancy Johnson

Editor: Cathy Denning

Published by Froelick Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at Froelick Gallery, December 1, 2021 - January 29, 2022




   Charles Froelick



Truth and Consequences: The Teachings in the Basketry of Gail Tremblay

   Anya Montiel, PhD


   Gail Tremblay

Gathering Sweet Grass

Meditation on the Dalles Dam

On Movement (Allegro)

The Things We Do For Art



A Conversation with Gaii Tremblay

   Cathy Denning






The publication accompanies the exhibition Shattering Images on view at Froelick Gallery from December 1, 2021 - January 29, 2022. 



GAIL TREMBLAY (Mi’kmaq and Onondaga) resides in Olympia, Washington and has contributed to the arts and cultural life of the Pacific Northwest and beyond for decades through her interdisciplinary artwork, critical writing, and poetry. She retired from teaching at The Evergreen State College in 2016, where, since 1980, she mentored hundreds of students in visual art, creative writing, and Native American Studies. She was a founding member of The Evergreen State College Longhouse and remains active on their advisory board. Tremblay has been featured in numerous anthologies and exhibitions, including canonical group shows like Women of Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage: Contemporary Art by Native American Women (1985) and The Submuloc Show/Columbus Wohs: A Visual Commentary on the Columbus Quincentennial from the Perspective of America’s First People (1992–94). Her artwork is included in many notable public collections, such as the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, Washington, DC; and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.


CATHY DENNING is a contemporary art historian and writer. She received a MA in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory from the University of Oregon and dual BFA degrees in Art History and Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. She wrote her graduate thesis on reenactment and archival practice in contemporary art with case studies on American artist Sharon Hayes and AIDS activism.


ANYA MONTIEL, PhD is a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. She also served as assistant professor of art history at the University of Arizona, teaching courses in Native American art, global arts and crafts, Indigenous feminisms, and museum studies. Anya received her doctorate and master’s degrees in American Studies from Yale University and earned bachelor’s degrees in Native American Studies and anthropology from the University of California at Davis. She has written for American Indian, Art in America, First American Art Magazine, Journal of Modern Craft, and the Oxford Handbook of American Indian History as well as exhibition essays for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Heard Museum, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in

ISBN ‏ : ‎ 978-0-9754037-4-7

Retail: $35