Wild Pigment Project

Wild Pigment Project promotes ecological balance and regenerative economies through a passion for wild pigments, their places of origin, and their cultural histories. The project connects artists to the land by providing resources, education and inspiration to integrate plant and mineral pigments, hand-gathered and prepared in local landscapes, into studio practice.


This group exhibition, curated by Wild Pigment Project founding director Tilke Elkins, gathers pigments, artwork and stories from people who’ve engaged with the project since its inception in 2019. It traces the project’s extraordinary path, starting in Elkins’ home on Kalapuya lands (also known as Springfield, Oregon) and branching out across the world. This show is presented in conjunction with Elkins' solo exhibition Records of Being Held.



Friday, September 30, 5-7pm: Reception with curator Tilke Elkins