Sonya Kelliher Combs
Past Artist In Residence
Sonya Kelliher Combs is of native Alaskan descent (Athabascan/Inupiaq) and lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2008 she was the first Alaskan artist to be in residence at 18th Street, if not Los Angeles. Her recent work is made with polymer, walrus stomach, paper, and nylon thread. Known for abstractions mediated by the materials she employs, many of them particular to Alaskan native culture her work has been seen nationally and at the Anchorage Museum of Art.