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Adrian Wall


Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship

Eagle Spirit
2007. Utah alabaster on walnut base, 28” x 10” x 8”. Courtesy of 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.

While at SAR, Adrian will be working on a multi-piece sculptural hanging. A significant departure from his established style, his piece will be a representation of Pueblo life, which includes perceptions of environment, spiritual beliefs, and subsistence. His plan is to utilize information from the IARC collections to research symbols and designs that he can reinterpret as elements in his overall design.

Adrian is a member of the Indigenous Sculptors Society, an elite group of Native American sculptors dedicated to the advancement of stone sculpture. He has won several major awards, including Best in Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and 1st place in sculpture at the Cherokee Indian Market in 2007. His work can be found in museums and private collections across the United States.

Adrian will be in residence from September 1–December 1, 2009. The School for Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Adrian Wall as the 2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow.