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Relative Arts

Incubator for Indigenous futurism

Relative Arts is a new brick-and-mortar community space, open atelier, and shop displaying contemporary Indigenous fashion and design. Our mission is to provide a peer-run space in New York City to celebrate the advancement of Indigenous futurism in fashion through representation and education. We are Indigenous owned and operated by Korina Emmerich (Puyallup) and Liana Shewey (Mvskoke).


Located at 367 E 10th St, NY, NY 10009, we are open Friday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm. Visitors will be able to shop from a curated collection of Indigenous artists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico including EMME Studio, Copper Canoe Woman, Quw’utsun Made, Mobilize, and more. The shop will also present a small in-house clothing line, along with various local artists. Relative Arts is the exclusive NYC retailer of Lenape-owned Teton Trade Cloth

Korina Emmerich (Puyallup) is the designer and founder of EMME Studio whose interdisciplinary artwork is centered on expression, art, and culture, with a focus on social and climate justice. Her work has been featured in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moma PS1, The Denver Art Museum, Vogue, Elle, Instyle, New York Magazine, and more. Korina works as the creative director of Relative Arts as well as the showroom manager and curator.


Liana Shewey (Mvskoke) is the Programming Director at Relative Arts. Presently working as an outreach educator at the New-York Historical Society. Shewey is a committed community organizer and has led educational events, teach-ins, and speak-outs to create awareness around missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, the damaging effects of fossil fuels, and Indigenous liberation. She has also worked in music and event production for more than 15 years and will be bringing those skills and relationships to Relative Arts to host events featuring artists of all forms, and to develop progressive educational programming.



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