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IAIA 2020 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition “Memory Unearthed”

Wed, June 3, 2020Wed, December 1, 2021

| Free
VR Experience: Memory Unearthed

VR Experience: Memory Unearthed

Memory Unearthed, the IAIA 2020 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition is available virtually. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of the IAIA campus for the safety of our community, students’ works have been amended, altering the physical to the virtual in a prodigious show of adaptability and ingenuity. Memory Unearthed is a culmination of the students’ final semester, where they worked closely with advisors, faculty, staff, and colleagues to create and articulate their conceptually-driven body of work. This exhibition represents a capstone to their course of study, as well as their academic experience. Memory Unearthed is the first virtual exhibition presenting graduating seniors’ work in the digitally-rendered IAIA Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery.

For more information or sales inquires, please contact Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery Director Mattie Reynolds (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) at (505) 428-5813 or at

VR Experience

How to navigate inside Memory Unearthed, the IAIA 2020 Spring Senior Graduating Exhibition.

  1. Click and hold (either with a mouse or on a laptop trackpad) to move your view up/down/side to side. This does not include forward movement.
  2. Arrow keys are your friends for steering in the virtual gallery.
    • Use the UP arrow key to move forward.
    • Use the DOWN arrow key to move backward.
    • Use the LEFT arrow key to move left.
    • Use the RIGHT arrow key to move right.
    • Use both your mouse/trackpad and arrow keys to navigate smoothly through the gallery.
  3. If you want to move at a faster speed, hold down the SHIFT button while using the arrow keys for steering.

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser for an optimized viewing experience on a desktop computer and allow the gallery about a minute to fully load all artworks. The gallery is not accessible via a mobile device. (Note: The VR experience can take up to several minutes to fully load.)

All artworks and panels are clickable. When you click an artwork or panel, a detailed pop-up with appear in your browser, highlighting all the information you might want to know about an artwork or an artist.


  • Chelsea A. Benally (Navajo)
  • Natasha Ashley Brokeshoulder (Diné)
  • Rebecca L. Burns (Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma)
  • Madeline G. Cacheria
  • Treston P. Chee (Diné)
  • Jessica Cordes
  • T’cha-Mi’iko Cosgrove (Shoshone-Bannock)
  • Joshua C. Davidson
  • Alexis N. Graff
  • Kelly Caroline Frye (Tesuque Pueblo, Mescalero Apache)
  • Hannah Rose Kibbe
  • Maylena Marie Lewis (Tohono O’odham)
  • Golga Qukailnguq Oscar (Yupik)
  • Elizabeth Amalia “Molly” Pinkham (Tlingit, Nimiipuu)

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Wed, June 3, 2020
Wed, December 1, 2021
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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(505) 428-5813