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POSTPONED – Curator’s Circle/Artist Salon: Linda Lomahaftewa & Chaz John
March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Please join us for a series of informal artist salons called the Curator’s Circle held during the noon hour at the Wheelwright Museum Library. Exhibition artists will discuss their practice and respective work in Wheelwright Museum exhibitions, Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art and Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue | The Dan Eugene Prall Collection which are currently on display. A docent tour of exhibitions will follow at 1:30pm for those interested. This event is open and free to the public.
Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw)
Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi-Choctaw) is a printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist, based in Santa Fe, NM who specializes in monotype and mixed media works. She has participated in numerous exhibitions including for example, the Heard Museum, AZ, the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, DC, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, NM. She won the 2001 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Power of Art Award. Her work is in public collections at the Heard Museum, AZ; the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, NM; the Millicent Rogers Museum, NM; the US Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, DC; the Southern Plains Indian Museum, OK to name a few.
Lomahaftewa has traveled nationally and internationally, including visits to hundreds of precontact Indigenous sites in the U.S. as part of her ongoing research into ancient Native cosmology and history. After earning her high school diploma from the Institute of American Indian Arts, she received her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Prior to teaching and retiring from the Institute of American Indian Arts, she taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Sonoma State University.
Chaz John (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska / Mississippi Band Choctaw)
Chaz John (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska / Mississippi Band Choctaw) is from Topeka, KS and currently lives in Santa Fe, NM. John works primarily with opaque and raw images producing quickly lined and illuminated mixed media drawings and paintings in an effort to capture what he calls “Indigenous poetry in the face of conflict.” John often blurs the lines of conceptual, performance and traditional two dimensional work. Interested in the formation of the modern myth and poetic reification, John’s work is often accessible, layered with subversion and always conveys a sense of Indigenous humor. John recently graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) with a BFA in 2019. His work has been shown at SITE Santa Fe, NM, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, NM and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, NM. He recently won the coveted SITE Santa Fe, SITE Scholar Award. His work is in the collection of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, NM.