Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellows

Lomayumtewa Ishii. Lomayumtewa K. Ishii
2016

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Lomayumtewa K. Ishii as the 2016 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. A member of the Rabbit-Tobacco clan, Ishii comes from a traditional Hopi family, observing ceremonies, learning the history, songs, kachina dancing, and the symbols and designs of the Hopi World. As a young man, he is expected to begin his obligations to the clan and tribe. His art is a reflection of this stage of his life, both as a Hopi and a twenty-first century Native American.

The Acquisition Marlowe Katoney
2015

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney, as the 2015 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow. Originally trained as a painter, Katoney incorporates his painterly aesthetics into his weavings.

Too Many Glooms Ehren Kee Natay
2014
Natay is a two dimensional designer and painter, working with computer graphic technology and traditional hand-executed (painted) imagery. He seeks to examine issues such as cultural amnesia, cross-culture exchange, gender-roles and the exploration of his own heritage.
Will Wilson Will Wilson
2013
Will Wilson (Navajo) is widely recognized for his unusual approach to the world of photography. Currently an instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), he received the prestigious Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2007 and the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artistic Innovation Award in 2010.
Jonathan Loretto Jonathan Loretto
2012
Jonathan Loretto is from Walatowa (Jemez) and Cochiti and has been creating traditional pottery for the past thirty years. This last year, he switched from creating vessels to developing figurative forms. Most recently, he has been creating what he calls “storytelling bobbleheads,” which combine the figurative tradition of Cochiti Pueblo with the contemporary pop phenomenon of the bobblehead.
Franklin Peters Franklin Peters
2011
As an emerging artist, Franklin plans to spend his time studying the Indian Arts Research Center collections to better understand the techniques and processes of his ancestors. One of his challenges will be to increase the size of his ollas and to incorporate more historical designs into his work.
Aric Chopito Aric Chopito
2010
Aric Chopito is one of the few weavers practicing in Zuni Pueblo today. He strongly believes in perfecting his weaving techniques and passing on his knowledge to future generations. According to Aric, “Weaving is my footprint impressions I leave for my Native People to follow. I am a self-taught weaver, learning from the footsteps my forefathers left for me.”
Adrian Wall Adrian Wall
2009
Adrian Wall, a renowned sculptor from Jemez Pueblo, has been sculpting since his late teens. While his primary medium is stone, he also works with clay and bronze. Stylistically, he is well known for blending figurative detail with abstract forms.
Cedar Sherbert Cedar Sherbert
2008
Cedar Sherbert is the 2008 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. An accomplished Kumeyaay filmmaker, he has created several critically acclaimed films and won awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, and the American Indian Film Festival, among many others.
Eliza Naranjo Morse Eliza Naranjo Morse
2007
Eliza has been immersed in artistic expression from the start: Her mother, grandmother, and much of her extended family are renowned ceramic artists, and she grew up surrounded by a tradition of creating pottery. Always comfortable with the art-making process, Eliza became interested at a young age in developing her ability to recreate on paper the world around her.
Connie, David, and Wayne Gaussoin Connie, David, and Wayne Gaussoin
2006
The learning landscape of Native artistry has long been a topic of discussion and a field for probing questions: from whom do artists learn, how do they develop their craft, and how important are kinship relationships in this process? This year’s King Fellows will provide that intimate insight.
Ramson Lomatewama Ramson Lomatewama
2005
Ramson Lomatewama, a Hopi poet, jeweler, traditional-style katsina doll carver, stained glass artist, and glassblower, has been named the 2005 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow at the School for Advanced Research.
David Bradley David Bradley
2004
David Bradley, Minnesota Chippewa, has been named the 2004 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow. Bradley considers himself a painter, printmaker, sculptor, jeweler, and ceramicist.
Armond Fitz Armand Fritz
2003
Armand is a Hopi katsina carver from Keams Canyon, Arizona. Armand learned to carve from his father, Alfred Fritz, and his mother, Marcia Fritz Toonewah, at an early age.
Michael Bird Romero Michael Bird Romero
2002
Michael Bird Romero began making jewelry about 1970 and credits three men as his mentors. Mark Chee, Julian Lovato and Tony Duran all lived at San Juan Pueblo when he was a boy.
Estella Loretto Estella Loretto
2001
Estella Loretto’s passion for life originated at home in Jemez Pueblo where her grandmother and mother were important role models, both participating in the gentle yet demanding tasks of raising a young girl to womanhood.
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