Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellows

Warren Montoya, Warren Montoya

Warren Montoya, from Tamaya (Santa Ana Pueblo) and Kha’po Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo), arrives at the IARC having already gained recognition at Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Indian Market, and shown in several galleries. He has also contributed to multiple mural installations across New Mexico, and has taught classes and mentored younger artists in various mediums. Additionally, REZONATE Art, Montoya’s business, established in 2013, produces events and public art projects that ‘motivate community engagement and influence creative endeavor.’ Since 2015, his company has produced five dynamic murals, employing a team of artists.

Lomayumtewa Ishii. Lomayumtewa K. Ishii

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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