Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Happenings

The IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Program hosts artists for variable-length residencies taking place on the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the Academic year. During the artist residencies, we host open studio visits, free dinners, and workshops.

Upcoming Happenings

List of Events

IAIA A-i-R: Wall, Naataanii, and Little—Open Studios

Wed, October 31, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Adrian Wall, TahNibaa Naataanii, and Monty Little in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces. Free and open to the public.


Past Happenings

List of Events

IAIA A-i-R: Marcus, Dorame, Little, and Redeye—Open Studios

Wed, October 17, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert “Spooner” Marcus, Katie Dorame, Monty Little, and Luanne Redeye in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces. Free and open to the public.

IAIA A-i-R: Dorame and Little on KSFR

Tue, October 9, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Katie Dorame and Monty Little in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Marcus, Dorame, Little, and Redeye—Dinner and Open Studios

Thu, October 4, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert “Spooner” Marcus, Katie Dorame, Monty Little, and Luanne Redeye for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Lillian Pitt, image courtesy the artist

IAIA A-i-R: Lillian Pitt—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

Wed, September 26, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs Wasco/Yakama) as she discusses her art practice. Pitt is known internationally for her masks of clay, bronze, and cast glass, along with her sculpture, jewelry, and prints—which honor her ancestors from the Columbia River Gorge.

IAIA A-i-R: Bobby Wilson Mural and Pop-Up Celebration

Sun, September 23, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) is nearing completion of the mural on the East side of the Academic Building. We think it will be done Sunday afternoon and we’ll have a pop-up celebration with free “travel food,” in keeping with the mural’s theme.

IAIA A-i-R: Marcus, Wilson, Redeye, Thompson, and Pitt—Open Studio

Wed, September 19, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert “Spooner” Marcus (Ohkay Owingeh), Luanne Redeye (Seneca), Catherine “Maggie” Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), and Lillian Pitt (Wasco/Warm Springs/Yakama) for open studios.

IAIA A-i-R: Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye on KSFR

Tue, September 11, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Robert Marcus, Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, September 4, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert Marcus, Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus on KSFR

Tue, August 28, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, August 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers—Book Launch and Reading

Fri, July 27, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

MoCNA will host a book launch and public reading of the spring edition of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought. IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is the guest editor of the Yellow Medicine Review and she will do a public reading.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers on “Through Our Eyes” KSFR Radio Show

Tue, July 17, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Janet Rogers and Mara Bouvier (General Manager of Sunrise Springs Spa Resort) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Meghann O’Brien, and Ian Kuali’i—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, April 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join the IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ian Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, April 12, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali’i, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., and Ian Kuali’i—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

Wed, April 11, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marwin Begaye (Navajo), Monte Yellow Bird Sr, (Arikara and Hidatsa, Three Affiliated Tribes, North Dakota) and Ian Kuali’i (Native Hawaiian/Apache) as they discuss their artistic practice.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Open Studios

Wed, April 4, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali’i, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

IAIA A-i-R: Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and Wayne Nez Gaussoin—Dinner and Studio Tours

Mon, March 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Marwin Begaye, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Ian Kuali’i, Meghann O’Brien, and continuing artist, Wayne Nez Gaussoin for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA Campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by studio tours.

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Meghann O’Brien, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

Wed, March 7, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin and Orlando Dugi in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi—Open Studios

Wed, February 28, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin and Orlando Dugi in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin and Christa Cassano—Workshop

Fri, February 23, 9:30 am3:30 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence artist Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo) and Christa Cassano (Confederated Tribes of Colville, Arrow Lakes Band) for workshops on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).

IAIA A-i-R: Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Christa Cassano, and Orlando Dugi—Dinner and Studio Tours

Mon, February 19, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence artists Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Christa Cassano, and continuing artist Orlando Dugi for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA Campus from 5:00-5:40 pm, followed by studio tours.

IAIA A-i-R: Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls—Farewell Reception

Thu, February 8, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Say farewell to IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Wade Patton and Micheal Two Bulls and find out more about continuing Artist-in-Residence Orlando Dugi as he enters the second month of his residency. Dinner in the Academic Building from 5:00-5:45 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls—Open Studio

Wed, January 24, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Drop-in to visit IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences. Free and open to the public.

IAIA A-i-R: Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls—Welcome Reception

Tue, January 16, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join newly-arrived IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two Bulls for dinner in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by artist studio tours from 5:45–7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Athena LaTocha

IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Brown Bag It at MoCNA

Fri, December 8, 2017, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in a lunchtime discussion. Bring your lunch and hear from the artists about their work.

Jason Reed Brown

IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Radio Broadcast

Tue, December 5, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

Misquadace

IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Open Studio

Wed, November 15, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace for an open studio session.

Frank Buffalo Hyde

IAIA A-i-R: Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace—Welcome Reception

Mon, November 6, 2017, 2:00 pm6:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Athena LaTocha, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Jason Reed Brown, and Wanesia Spry Misquadace to the IAIA campus. Meet the artists between 2–6 pm and visit the new Performing Arts and Fitness Center building dedication from 3:30–4 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Fashion, Photography, and Art in Public Spaces

Thu, November 2, 2017, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in a special evening with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen.

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Open Studio

Wed, October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen for an open studio session. Free and open to the public—refreshments served.

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Radio Broadcast

Tue, October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen—Welcome Reception

Mon, October 9, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Erica Lord, Peter Williams, and Ryan Feddersen to the IAIA campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 6:00-6:45 pm, followed by a tour of the artists’ studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Farewell Reception

Thu, September 28, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen for dinner. After dinner stop by the artists’s studios to see the work they’ve accomplished during their residency. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

IAIA A-i-R: Resilient Fibers

Sat, September 23, 2017, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

The current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen are all fiber artists. Join to the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for hands-on experiences with interesting materials like wool, bark, grasses, and cured fish skin. Free and open to the public.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Radio Broadcast

Tue, September 19, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Open Studio

Wed, September 13, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen for an open studio session. Free and open to the public—refreshments served.

IAIA A-i-R: Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen—Welcome Reception

Tue, September 5, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us in welcoming IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janice George, Leanne Campbell, and Marlene Nielsen to the IAIA campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by a tour of the artists’ studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

IAIA A-i-R: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato—Farewell Reception

Thu, April 27, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato for dinner on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:00–5:45 pm, in the Academic Building. After dinner stop by the artists’s studios to see the work they’ve accomplished during their residency. Free and open to the public—dinner served.

Brown Bag it with MoCNA— Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato

Wed, April 26, 2017, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join visual artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc) and jeweler Anthony Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo) as they discuss their artistic practice. Both artists conclude their month of participation in the IAIA Artist-in-Residence program on the IAIA campus with this event. Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc) is focused on channeling research into a creative flow of experimentation and artistic playfulness that is rooted in Indigenous aesthetics and abstract formalism. Ka’ila is a contemporary Klamath and Modoc visual…

IAIA A-i-R: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato—Open Studio

Wed, April 12, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato for an open studio session on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 3–5 pm. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio.

IAIA A-i-R: Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato—Welcome Reception

Mon, April 3, 2017, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith and Anthony Lovato. Artist talk will take place in the Auditorium on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6:00–7:30 pm. Free and open to the public—refreshments served.

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun—Farewell Reception

Thu, March 23, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for dinner in the Academic Building Hallway with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios.

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun—Open Studio

Wed, March 8, 2017, 11:30 am1:30 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 11:30 am–1:30 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration is people and place and the interaction between the…

IAIA A-i-R: John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun—Welcome Reception

Mon, February 27, 2017, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists John Hagen and Craig Dan Goseyun. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building on Monday, February 27 from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios in the Photography Studio and the Allan Houser Sculpture and Foundry Building. Free and open to the public—dinner served. John Hagen John Hagen John Hagen (Aleut/Inupiaq) is a landscape photographer who lives in Haines, AK. His inspiration is people and place and the…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Farewell Reception

Wed, February 15, 2017, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Please join us for dinner in the Academic Building Hallway with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse studios to see the work they accomplished during their residency on campus. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Open Studio

Wed, February 1, 2017, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join our current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 3:00–5:00 pm for an open studio session. Stop by their studios to see what they’ve been working on while here at IAIA. Free and open to the public—refreshments served at each studio. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles.…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Radio Show

Tue, January 31, 2017, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles. She is descended from the…

IAIA A-i-R: Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse—Welcome Reception

Mon, January 23, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us to welcome IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Meghann O’Brien and Fritz Casuse. Dinner will be served in the Academic Building on Monday, January 23, from 5:00–5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’s studios. Free and open to the public—dinner served. Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien Meghann O’Brien (Cape Mudge/ Kiusta/Haida Gwaii/Irish) is a Northwest Coast weaver working in the traditions of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles. She is descended from the Kwakwaka’wakw village of…

IAIA A-i-R: Demian DinéYazhi’ and Liselotte Erdrich—Radio Show

Tue, November 22, 2016, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Demian DinéYazhi’ and Liselotte Erdrich in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.” Stream the live broadcast at www.ksfr.org or listen to previous shows at www.throughoureyes.libsyn.com. Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood…

IAIA A-i-R: SFAI 140 with Demian DinéYazhi’, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Liselotte Erdrich

Fri, November 18, 2016, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artists-In-Residence (A-i-R) artists Demian DinéYazhi’, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Liselotte Erdrich will be presenters at SFAI140. For additional information, please see Water Rights SFAI140: 1 Night, 20 Talks and Performances, 140 Seconds Each. Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood through the lens of curatorial inquiry, zine…

Lara Evans

Lara Evans

(Cherokee)

Associate Dean
Academics
P (505) 424-2389
E levans@iaia.edu

Biography

Lara M. Evans is an artist, scholar, curator, and an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. She earned her PhD in art history at the University of New Mexico in 2005, specialization within Native American art history is contemporary art. Dr. Evans joined the Museum Studies department at IAIA in 2012 after eight years as faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Since 2015, Dr. Evans has also been Program Director for the IAIA Artist-in-Residence Program (A-i-R), which brings 12-14 Native American artists to campus for month-long residency sessions each year. Dr. Evans’ curatorial projects at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art have included Now is the Time: Investigating Native Histories and Visions of the Future (2017) and War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection (2015–2016).

About IAIA

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only four-year degree fine arts institution in the nation devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts.

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Museum Studies and Indigenous Liberal Studies, and graduate degrees in Creative Writing, IAIA has graduated more than 3,800 students, and welcomes students from the 567 federally-recognized tribes and non-Native Americans looking to obtain a world-class arts education. In any given year, as many as 112 tribes are represented on campus, with about 20 percent of its student body non-Native American, adding to the vibrant cultural mix of IAIA’s diverse and welcoming students, faculty and staff.

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