Join artist Carlos Frésquez for an off-the-cuff chat about his installation for Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions. We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us! More
This summer, the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the artistry and process of creating Powwow Regalia. More
An early and influential conceptual photographer, Kenneth Josephson makes photographs of found and constructed visual puzzles that demonstrate his alert and often humorous way of encountering the world and the medium of photography itself. More
Join ribbonwork artist Jan Jacobs for an off-the-cuff chat about her ongoing work in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence studio. More
Author Lawrence Weschler joins Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez for a conversation about his paintings and sculptural cutouts, which are largely informed by his background as a first-generation Mexican-American and former nanny. More
D.Y. Begay (Navajo) is a fourth generation weaver born and raised on a sheep farm on the Navajo Nation spanning the ''four corners'' where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. She learned how to spin, dye, and weave by observing her mother, whose woven rugs contributed to the family income. She experiments with traditional and exotic plant dyes to attain subtle and brilliant shades of color.
“Everything in my weaving is natural. I use the same techniques passed from my ancestors to me to create designs that have artistic and traditional value.” More
The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence for the spring is Jan Jacobs, acclaimed ribbonwork artist of the Osage tribe. More
Art and politics have a long history together and combining the two often leads to powerful experiences for both the artist and viewer. Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn will speak about her woven-paper baskets and her career changing experience as a 2013 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. More
Carroll Dunham’s work explores psychological and formal issues through the depictions of animated, often disconnected, abstract figures and landscapes. More
Leonardo Drew’s large-scale sculptural installations utilize new materials, which are weathered, burned, oxidized, and decayed to create the look of found objects. More
Jovan Karlo Villalba’s interest lies in the possibilities of the imagination. His abstract paintings toy with the experience of the viewer, through the inclusion of reflective materials, such as unpainted stainless steel. More
Inspired by her studies in art history, specifically 19th century portraiture, still-life, and landscape, Mickalene Thomas explores the complexities of womanhood, including the contemporary notion of beauty. More
Contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso will discuss his work as it has evolved from his formal training in brush painting in China to the influence of pop culture and street art in the West. More
Drop in during Creative-in-Residence “Office Hours” to meet Warm Cookies of the Revolution. Learn more about their artist-designed civic health installation, and why you should vote every day!
Their office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm; Saturdays, noon-4 pm More
Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal will deliver a new art performance on Saturday, November 28, titled Ethnographic Zoo. This performance piece will run from 11 am to 3 pm outside the museum on Martin Plaza. More
Join performance artist Gregg Deal for an off-the-cuff chat about his ongoing work in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence studio and gear up for his Untitled performance at the end of the month! We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us!
For more than two decades, Beverly Fishman has explored the relationship between the body and medicine by mixing optical patterns and vibrant colors with representational elements taken from pharmaceutical and scientific imaging systems in her largely abstract work More
Trenton Doyle Hancock is known for his candy-colored prints, drawings, collaged paintings and site-specific installations. Influenced by the history of painting as well as the pulp imagery of pop-culture, Hancock understands that formal considerations—such as the use of color, texture, text and pattern—are opportunities to create new characters, develop narrative sub-plots and convey symbolic meaning. More
Petah Coyne’s sculptures convey tension between vulnerability and aggression, innocence and seduction, beauty and decadence, and, ultimately, life and death. Existing between the boundaries of figuration and abstraction, they incorporate unconventional materials such as tree roots, sand, human hair, scrap metal, silk flowers, Velcro, religious statuary, and taxidermy. More
The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal will have public hours when he will engage with visitors in his studio on level 3 of the North Building on select dates in November, December, and January. More