Brad Kahlhamer was born in 1956 of Native American ancestry in Tucson, Arizona, where he grew up with his German American adoptive parents, and moved with them to Wisconsin where he attended college in Oshkosh in the late ’70s, early ’80s.
Susan Harris (Rail): So, Brad, let’s start when you came to New York, and you landed a job at Topps Chewing Gum.
Jeffrey speaks of your Native American heritage in the first line of the catalog.
Rail: Do you consider these questions of your own personal identity within the larger discourse of Native American art?
For example, in 2014 you were included in a couple significant exhibitions that featured or included contemporary Native American artists.