Epiphany Couch (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist exploring generational knowledge, storytelling, and our connection to the metaphysical. By re-contextualizing classic mediums such as bookmaking, beadwork, photography, and collage, she presents new ways to examine our pasts, the natural world, and our ancestors. Couch’s work is unapologetically personal, drawing from family stories, her childhood experience, archival research, and her own dreams. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to create images and sculptural works that hold space for reflection, transforming from mere things into precious objects — intimate and heirloom-like.
Couch is spuyaləpabš (Puyallup), Yakama, and Scandinavian and grew up in caləłali (Tacoma, Washington). She earned her BFA in Sculpture with a minor in Asian Studies from The University of Puget Sound. Her work has been shown at Carnation Contemporary in Portland OR, Gallery Ost in New York NY, and The Bellevue Art Museum Education Gallery in Bellevue WA, among others. In 2022 and 2023 she received the Jurors Choice Award for her works included in the Around Oregon Biennial at The Arts Center in Corvallis, Oregon. Most recently, she is a 2024 Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Fellow, recipient of the Oregon Visual Artist Fellowship (funded by The Ford Family Foundation), and a selected artist for the 2024 Oregon Contemporary Artists' Biennial. Couch lives and works in Portland, Oregon where she is a member of Carnation Contemporary Gallery.
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