Tsēmā Igharas

Artist; Independent Scholar

Tsēmā Igharas is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, mother, mentor, mentee and descendant of Tāłtān Matriarchy, living and working on Ohlone Lands in Oakland California. Using strategies of care and resistance Tsēmā creates work that connects materials to mine sites and bodies to the land. This practice cites her Indigenous mentorships, Potlatch, studies in visual culture, and time in the mountains. She has studied at K’saan, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and earned an Interdisciplinary Masters of Art Media and Design from OCADu. Tsēmā has exhibited and performed on Turtle Island and beyond.