IAIA A-i-R: Young Man—Dinner and Studio Tour
Thu, April 23, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm| Free
Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree) for free dinner in the Balzer Gallery in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by a tour of the artist’s studio space from 5:45-7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.
Alfred Young Man
April 17–May 15, 2020
Alfred Young Man (Chippewa-Cree), PhD or Kiyugimah (Eagle Chief), born in 1948, is an artist, writer, educator, and an enrolled member of the Chippewa-Cree tribe located on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana. Young Man attended the Institute of American Indian Arts from 1963–1968 where he studied Studio Arts. The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) retains a considerable number of Young Man’s paintings in its collection from the five years he spent there. Young Man then went on to study painting, film history, and photography at the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London in London, England from 1968–1972. Young Man earned his MA at the University of Montana in 1974 and graduated with his PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1997.
Young Man has been an art teacher since the early 1970s, beginning on his home reservation at the Rocky Boy Elementary School, later he moved to the K.W. Bergan Elementary School in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian reservation. He continued on to the Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, where he helped found the Total Community Education television training program. When the program ended he moved on to the University of Lethbridge in 1977 where he eventually became Chair of Native American Studies. He taught in the Faculty Exchange Program at the University of Lethbridge/Leeds University Leeds, UK in 1985 and the Faculty Exchange Program University of Lethbridge/Hokkai Gakuen University Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan in 1992. He currently is Professor Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge and University of Regina.
Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.
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