Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse (b. 1992) is a proud Nalt’si member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon and Alaska. Her beadwork is inspired by the strong women and the support of the caring men in her life. Teresa defines herself as an Upper Tanana visual artist, incorporating her culture in all the work she creates. 

During her residency, Teresa will be working on a new project, "Scavenging for the Many Faces of Raven"; in partnership with artist Nicole Bauberger, Teresa will be collecting tire remnants from the side of the Alaska Highway in order to create Ravens and raven-inspired sculptural works. They also intend to visit communities and collect stories people are willing to share of Raven. 

You can keep up to date with her projects by visiting these pages:

Scavenging for Raven

Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Teresa will be the artist-in-residence at Jenni House for the month of April, 2018.