Native Artists

Ulysses Reid

Ulysses Reid

2009 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
Zia potter Ulysses Reid embarked on a very personal journey by working closely with the IARC’s Henate Collection. The collection consists of almost 200 pottery design sketches by Andres Galvan. Ulysses, who is Galvan’s grandson, produced pottery using the sketches in honor of his grandfather.


Adrian Wall

Adrian Wall

2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
In September 2009, SAR welcomed sculptor Adrian Wall as the 2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. A renowned artist from Jemez Pueblo, Wall has been sculpting since his late teens. His primary medium is stone, but he also works with clay and bronze. Stylistically, he is well known for blending figurative details with abstract forms.



Marla Allison (3-D)

Marla Allison

2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow
During her fellowship, Allison used the IARC collections to research and gain inspiration for the creation of a new body of work. Among her many works completed at SAR, she produced a series of four paintings influenced by pottery in the IARC collection. In an article about her fellowship that appeared in the Albuquerque Journal North on March 29, 2010, Allison spoke about her motivations for creating. “Everybody knows Hopi and everybody knows Cochiti, but nobody knows Laguna. I want to give a visual voice to Laguna,” she said.

Duane Slick

Duane Slick

2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
Mesqwaki painter Duane Slick began his fellowship at SAR in June 2010. His current body of work features black-and-white photo-realist paintings on linen and glass that serve as meditations indirectly commemorating the passing of his parents. A professor of painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, Slick used his time at SAR to produce several paintings based on his research in the IARC collections. The research helped to clarify and specify the role of the iconography developing in his work.

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