February in the Bear Gallery

First Friday Opening: February 3, 2023, 12–7 p.m., reception 5–7 p.m.
Exhibitions On View: February 3–24, 2023
Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday, 12–6 p.m.

Join Fairbanks Arts in the Bear Gallery for our February exhibitions:
everyday( ): everyday( ); by Miho Aoki and The Yellow Chair Series by Miles B. Jordan. 


Fireweed by Miho Aoki

everyday( ): everyday( ); 
by Miho Aoki

everyday( ): everyday( ); features digitally printed and/or hand dyed fabrics with patterns inspired by everyday things around us like plants on roadsides, streams in a slough and bathroom tiles in an old house.

Miho Aoki is an Associate Professor of Computer Art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she teaches foundation art and design, digital art and 3D animation courses. She received her MFA from the Ohio State University and is an alumna of the Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design. She has exhibited her artworks internationally and has received awards, including TOREI Digital Arts Awards Grand Prix. She is a member of the ACM SIGGRAPH and was the chair of the Symposium on Education of SIGGRAPH Asia from 2015 to 2017. She is also the co-chair of the Massive Collaborative Animation Project steering committee. 

You can connect with Miho Aoki on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mihoshoo.


Yellow Chair by Miles Jordan

The Yellow Chair Series
by Miles B. Jordan

The Yellow Chair Series is a multisensory, photographic look into New Orleans, Louisiana. Jordan strives to capture the genuine look, sound and feel of the city with images taken in the same chair, primarily in the same backyard space in uptown New Orleans. The photos and accompanying podcasts and videos are of friends and fellow people who have an intimate relationship with the city of New Orleans and Jordan before he moved to Fairbanks. 

Jordan was influenced to create the Yellow Chair Series by Rosie Matheson’s “Boys” project/book and  Kevin Clarke and Horst Wackerbarth’s “The Red Couch: A Portrait of America.”

Miles B. Jordan is a Fairbanks based photographer and storyteller from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jordan incorporates as many different photographic mediums as possible in his work and creates cultural comparisons by putting places and people next to each other to describe similarities and differences. Jordan is a master of fine arts student at University of Alaska Fairbanks specializing in photography.

You can connect with Jordan on Instagram or Twitter @MilesBJordan or on his website MilesBJordan.com.

Artist Talk with Miles Jordan

Miles B. Jordan will be giving an artist talk on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Bear Gallery about his process and influence for the Yellow Chair Series, his work as a photographer and storyteller and his identity and journey as a New Orleans man who moved to Fairbanks, Alaska.


This exhibition is free and open to the public.