Ask me anything   Art + Words by Johnny Perez

"You cut up a thing that’s alive and beautiful to find out how it’s alive and why it’s beautiful, and before you know it, it’s neither of those things, and you’re standing there with blood on your face and tears in your sight and only the terrible ache of guilt to show for it."
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This is documention of BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex, at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. The exhibition was instigated by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and curated by Native artist, Demian Diné Yazhi’The all-Native art show was the first of its kind at PNCA and featured the artwork of 15 Contemporary Native Artists/Warriors. The show ran from December 5th, 2013 to January 29th, 2014, and was extended for an additional month.

Special thanks goes out to all the artists/warriors involved, Linda Kliewer (Assistant Professor, Chair of the Thesis Department, and Mentor at PNCA), Mack McFarland (Exhibitions Coordinator at PNCA), and all the heroes past, present, and future.

First image:
Exhibition display b
ased on letterpresses poster, designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’Acrylic paint & graphite. Measurements: approximately 55.5” x 74.5”

Second image:
Installation view of the exhibition from the east entrance.

Third image:
Installation view.
From left to right: Untitled, by Douglas Miles; kill the man. save the Indian, by Shilo George;and Vision Quest Glyphology, by Kaila Farrell-Smith.

Fourth image:
Installation view.
From left to rightThe Long Shadow, by Jean Quick-to-See Smith; Report, by Raven Chacon; Captain of My Universe, by Neal Ambrose-Smith;and exhibition display designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’.

Fifth image: 
Installation view.
From left to right: Untitled, by Nani Chacon; Between Science & Nature, by Nani Chacon; Untitled, by Nani Chacon; Hybrid, by Sam Guerrero
;and Untitled (Apache Warrior), by Douglas Miles.

Sixth image:
Installation View
From left to right: Navajo Protest Artists Arrested, Flagstaff, AZ (video), by Thomas GreyEyes; Untitled (Indians & Cowboys), by Demian Diné Yazhi’;and Nametoo, by Celeste Pedri.

Seventh image:
Installation view.

From left to right: Four Poems (Inheritance, Life’s a Beach, Having Left, and When Are You Leaving?), by Tommy Pico; Nametoo, by Celeste Pedri;and Indigeneity, by Ryan Young.

Last image: 
Installation view of exhibition from the west entrance.
Far left wall: Artifact- Bags –, by Jordan Bennett; Ipshaamírapuh Iktiinach (Orphan Dance-Stick), by Fox A.C. Spears; and Untitled (Work In Progress) video, by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment.

For more information on BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE & R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment:

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I am not here to tell you it’s going to be okay because you already
know that. Anyone can tell you that. I am not here to stitch up your

wounds. I am not a nurse or a doctor. I don’t know how to fix you
and I wouldn’t want to try. I am here to tell you that it’s time to heal.

It’s time to let go of the years you’ve lost to your misery. The years
you’ve spent falling in love with your sadness and the way

your bones look when there’s nothing but skin over them. Stop
planning out your funeral and stop writing your suicide note.

Save your energy for the love letters you will have to write one day.
Save your good stationary. Stop staring at your veins like they

will bleed answers. Some days, you will still feel the hollow sort of
heaviness like your bones are made of iron pipes.

All you need to hear is that it is okay to be sad for no reason, a
billion reasons, or for one small reason. Some days your lungs

will bleed and the fresh air is made of salt. Some days your skin will
be a wound and the world is nothing but acid. On these days,

you need to know that it is okay to cry. Some days you will feel
naked and vulnerable like when sadness left, he took your whole

closet with him. I am writing this because none of us can be saved.
None of us can be fixed, because there’s nothing that needs fixing.

You are you. Do not listen to the boy who tells you that you are
broken because he hasn’t bothered looking in a mirror.

Some days, loud noises will still feel like needles on your skin.
People will raise their voices and they will ask why you are scared

of them. Some days you will still cringe when men touch you.
There will be days when you will go the beach wishing

the sea were made of alcohol so that you can stop dreaming in
black and white. You will wonder why they’ve put you on so many

drugs and you will ask yourself why you can’t function on any less.
On days like this, there is only a couple things you must remember:

you’ve been through worse before. You are limitless. The
things you are capable of are infinite. There is someone waiting

to tell you how proud they are of you for making it this far.
I am writing this to tell you that it’s time to let go of your walls,

your ceiling, your floor and grab onto the sky.


10:00 a.m. (For the people who think no one understands)

Inspired by Andrea Gibson’s "The Nutritionist"

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Sketchbook idea drawn out… #scifi #drama

Sketchbook idea drawn out… #scifi #drama

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#drama  #scifi 

Some sketch dailies I participated in twitter

Pele, Valkyrie, Aquaman, Samurai

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#sketchdailies sketch  #art  #watercolor  #​johnny Perez  #pele  #hawaii  #valkyrie  #samurai  #aquaman 

UHM. WOW? We’re so close to making it, and it’s all because of you. TableTop Season 3 can ONLY happen with your help — so reblog this post and head to for details on our Season 3 campaign! Remember: If this campaign hits $1M, we’re producing a SECOND spinoff show about an amazing RPG Quest!


UHM. WOW? We’re so close to making it, and it’s all because of you. TableTop Season 3 can ONLY happen with your help — so reblog this post and head to for details on our Season 3 campaign! 

Remember: If this campaign hits $1M, we’re producing a SECOND spinoff show about an amazing RPG Quest!

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Monument Valley is Out Today!

Written by Elliott Finn

Remember that stunning, Escher-inspired puzzle game for iOS that you saw the trailer for a few months ago? Well, you can play it right now!

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When there’s too much shit you need to get done at once



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Celebrate tonight’s premier of Game of Thrones with the beautiful new art prints by Fernando Reza.

Measuring a massive 24” x 36”, these offset lithographs come signed and numbered by the artist, and best yet, are priced at only $20 each!

Check them out here:

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imagine a video game where you create a hero whose destiny is to save everyone, but throughout the game you start making harder and more questionable decisions, and the game gets darker and darker. and in the end you’re just standing there, clutching the controller and finally realizing you were playing the villain all along

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