Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship
The School of Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Northern Cheyenne painter, printmaker, and designer Jordan Craig as the 2018 Barbara and Eric Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. Craig is an emerging artist at the nascence of her career. She draws inspiration from Aboriginal art, Indigenous textiles and pottery, and landscapes; telling stories about her childhood, family, trauma, and the appealingly mundane. Craig explains, “Using dots, peculiar geometries, cut paper, and pattern, I explore the feeling of forgetting how to sleep, the memory of building homes in trees, and the translation of language and dreams.” While at SAR, Craig will study the symbols and patterns utilized in the textiles, basket-weaving and pottery of the IARC collection and utilize these resources as inspiration for her work. Craig will be in residence from March 1 – May 31, 2018.
Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
The School of Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Navajo metalsmith Nanibaa Beck as the 2018 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. Beck learned her craft from her father, Victor Beck, Sr. which allowed her to connect with her culture and sense of self. During her residency, she plans to work with five female metalsmiths from the surrounding area. Beck expects to learn directly from this diverse group of female Native artists and to conduct research to strengthen her knowledge of Diné history, Indigenous female perspective, and to refresh her knowledge of Native jewelry.
Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
The School of Advanced Research is pleased to welcome Hopi katsina carver Gerry Quotskuyva as the 2018 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. A mid-career artist, Quotskuyva is a member of the Bear Strap Clan from the Second Mesa Village of Shungopavi. His remarkable style of carving has been nationally recognized on public television, and is represented in several museum collections. Quotskuyva is currently working on a permanent collection for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.