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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
2018 Artist-in-Residence Program

IAIA Continues Series of 
Residencies at the School  



SANTA FE, NM - January 16, 2018 - The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces the Artist-in-Residence Schedule of Activities for 2018.

Since 2015, IAIA has hosted more than a dozen artists for residencies each academic year. A selection committee of students, faculty, and staff recently reviewed applications for the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Program and selected artists for the Spring 2018 sessions.  The artists travel to Santa Fe to make art and interact with both the campus community and the Santa Fe arts community for variable-length residencies of four, six, or eight weeks. The program includes public receptions, artist talks, and studio tours with each of the artists.
 
  The 2018 IAIA Artist-in Residence Program participants include: Orlando Dugi (DinĂ©), Wade Patton (Oglala Lakota), Micheal Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota)Christa Cassano (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Arrow Lakes Band)Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo ), Marwin Begay (Navajo), Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. (Arikara/Hidats a), and Ian Kuali`i (Native Hawaiian/Apache). 
   
Artist-in-Residence Program Director and IAIA Associate Dean Lara M. Evans (Cherokee Nation) commented: "Four of the upcoming IAIA Artists-in-Residence work with visual narratives, from Wade Patton and Monte Yellow Bird's use of Ledger Art traditions, Christa Cassano's graphic novels, and Micheal Two Bulls and Marwin Begaye's practices of drawing and printmaking. We'll have a continuing attention to storytelling and narrative expressed in two-dimensional work, with layers of meanings and histories to them. Simultaneously, we will also be witnessing the development of Native haute couture with Orlando Dugi, large-scale outdoor installation art with Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and large cut-paper works with Hawaiian artist Ian Kuali'i." 
 
         
 
Receptions and Studio Events take place on the IAIA Campus, located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue, on the south side of Santa Fe.  For directions and a map of the campus, click here.

 
IAIA Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) EVENTS
January/February 2018  
 
 
KSFR Radio Broadcast 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018  
4:00pm-4:30pm 
KSFR Radio Station 
Tune in to hear IAIA Artists-in-Residence speak about their residency. 
Listen locally at KSFR 101.1FM or stream live world-wide at KSFR.org. 
   
   
A-i-R Welcome Dinner and Studio Tours 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 
5:00pm-7:00pm
, IAIA campus  
Join newly- arrived IAIA Artists-in-Residence Orlando Dugi, Wade Patton, and Micheal Two
Bulls for Dinner in the Academic Building  followed by tours of the artists' studios.
   
                           
  
     
A-i-R Open Studios 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018  
3:00pm-5:00pm
Join the IAIA Artists-in Residence for an open studio session to see what they've
been working on during their residency.
Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences. 
Orlando Dugi: Performing Arts Building's Costume Shop 
Wade Patton: A-i-R Studio in the Academic Building
Micheal Two Bulls: Photo/Printmaking in the Academic Building
      
   
 
Farewell Dinner & Studio Tours
Thursday, February 8, 2018 
5:00pm-7:00pm 
Say farewell to IAIA Artists-in--Residence Wade Patton and Micheal Two Bulls
and learn more about continuing Artist-in-Residen
t
Orlando Dugi as he enters the second month of his residency. 
Dinner in the Academic Building from 5:00pm-5:45pm,  
followed by studio tours with the artists in the AiR Studio,
Printmaking, and Performing Arts
Costume Shop.    
 
 
     
 
IAIA Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) EVENTS
February/March 2018  
 
 
 
 
Welcome Dinner & Studio Tours
Monday, February 19, 2018 
5:00pm-7:00pm  
Join newly-arrived IAIA Artists-in-Residence 
Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and
continuing artist Orlando Dugi for Dinner in the Academic Building
followed by studio tours. AiR Studio, Allan Houser Haozous
Sculpture & Foundry Building, and Performing Arts Costume Shop.
 
 
 
KSFR Radio Broadcast 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018  
4:00pm-4:30pm 
KSFR Radio Station 
Tune in to hear IAIA Artists-in-Residence speak about their residency. 
Listen locally at KSFR 101.1FM or stream live world-wide at KSFR.org. 
 
 
A-i-R Open Studios  
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:00pm-5:00pm  
Drop-in to visit IAIA Artists-in-Residence Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin,  and Orlando Dugi in their studios.  Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural
influences.   
 
 
 
  
A-i-R Open Studios 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 
3:00pm-5:00pm 
Drop-in to visit IAIA Artists-in-Residence 
Christa Cassano, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, and Orlando Dugi  
in their studios. Learn about their processes, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences. 
 
Christa Cassano: A-i-R Studio in the Academic Building
Wayne Nez Gaussoin: Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture &  
Foundry Building  
Orlando Dugi: Performing Arts building's Costume Shop  
 
 
 
IAIA Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) EVENTS
March/April 2018  
 
 
Dinner & Studio Tours  
Monday, March 26, 2018 
5:00pm-7:00pm 
Join newly - arrived IAIA Artists-in -Residence Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali ' i, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr.,
and continuing artist Wayne Nez Gaussoin for Dinner in the Academic Building at 
5:00pm-5:45pm, followed by Studio Tours of the artists'   studio spaces from 5:45pm-7:00pm.  
 
 
KSFR Radio Broadcast 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018  
4:00pm-4:30pm 
KSFR Radio Station 
Tune in to hear IAIA Artists-in-Residence speak about their residency. 
Listen locally at KSFR 101.1FM or stream live world-wide at KSFR.org. 
 
 
 
A-i-R Open Studios  
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 
3:00pm-5:00pm  
Drop-in to visit IAIA Artists- in-Residence Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali'i,
Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., and Wayne Nez Gaussoin in their studios. Learn about their  
proces
ses, techniques, tools, ideas, and cultural influences.  
 
Marwin Begaye: Printmaking Studio in the Academic Building
Ian Kuali 'i: Fabrication Lab in the Academic Building
Monte Yellow Bird: A-i-R Studio in the Academic Building
Wayne Nez Gaussoin: Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture & Foundry Building.
 
 
Dinner & Studio Tours 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 
5:00pm-7:00pm 
Join IAIA Artists- in-Residence Marwin Begaye, Ian Kuali 'i, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., and Wayne
Nez Gaussoin for Dinner in the Academic Building from 5:00pm-5:45pm, followed
by Studio Tours of the artists' studio spaces from 5:45pm-7:00pm.  
 
 
Dinner & Studio Tours 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm 
Join the IAIA Artists-in-Residence
Ian Kuali'i and Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. for Dinner in the
Academic Building from 5:00pm-5:45pm, followed
by Studio Tours of the artists' studio spaces from 5:45pm-7:00pm.  
 
 
 
All events are free and open to the public except the Radio Shows

Orlando Dugi
 
 
Orlando Dugi (pronounced dew-guy) is currently living and working in Santa Fe, NM. Originally from Grey Mountain, Arizona, Diné Nation, Dugi learned to bead at the age of six and learned how to sew in a home economics class in seventh grade. In 2009, Dugi began designing hand-beaded evening clutches and designed his first gown in 2010. The following year Dugi designed his first capsule collection of only three garments each hand-beaded and hand-sewn. Within the last four years, Dugi has designed three collections and includes a New York City showing at Style NY Fashion Week in 2016 Spring and Summer. Dugi's designs are feminine, sculptural, and highly embellished with many hours of hand-sewing and hand-beading and therefore they are only made-to-order.

Orlando Dugi is currently working on his 2018 Fall and Winter collection. You can see the making of the collection during his IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) residency. After the A-i-R residency, Dugi will begin working on his 2019 Spring and Summer collection which will be shown at Style NY Fashion Week in September 2018.
 
 
Wade Patton
 

The spare beauty of the prairie resonates in Wade Patton's work. An enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota, Patton grew up on the Pine Ridge reservation surrounded by a rich culture of music and art. After obtaining a BA in art from Black Hills State University and a solo exhibit at the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, he moved to the East Coast. It took leaving South Dakota for Patton to find his voice for his most recent body of work. Patton began expressing what he missed, the beauty and splendor of the Black Hills and the skies of South Dakota. He started to draw landscapes and clouds as a reminder of home. Something clicked, not only in his artistic expression, but with collectors and galleries-their positive response was unexpected. Patton started sending work back home for exhibits and to galleries, and began getting recognition. Yet, while pursuing art opportunities on the East Coast, he longed for home. Recently, Patton realized how much he needed to return to South Dakota. He missed his family and needed to pursue his art in the place where he finds the most inspiration. That decision brought Patton straight back into the thriving Native Art scene that wasn't there when he left South Dakota three years ago. Native artists were doing what was expected, but once he returned it was a breath of fresh air to see that Native artists were taking risks and were being accepted in mainstream society.

Now, Patton says people in his community remark, "Oh you're the cloud guy!" Patton is reacquainting himself with the land and his ancestry, which is most prevalent in his new works. Patton's establishing a style of his own and there's nothing like it right now in the Indian art world." -Artist Don Montileaux on Wade Patton's most recent work
 
Micheal Two Bulls
 

Micheal Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota) is from the Rapid City and Red Shirt Table communities located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Through printmaking, Two Bulls combines several processes into one piece, creating one-of-a-kind mixed media works on paper. His work often focuses on concepts that deal with identity, history, and place. Lakota symbols and iconography meshed with popular culture imagery blend together in his work, often asking the audience to engage and ask questions. Two Bulls writes, "I want my paintings to start a dialogue with the viewer, engage them on various levels where they can ask questions, be curious, and empathize with the work."     
 
 
Christa Cassano
 
 
Christa Cassano (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Arrow Lakes Band) is a
visual artist and storyteller living in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been exhibited internationally,    
and explores themes of alienation, violence, and insurgence, often with depictions of animals as
human stand-ins as a way to mark aspects of society ' s complex and many times absurd
relationship to nature. In 2016, she was nominated for an Eisner Comics Ind ustry Award for co-
adapting John Leguizamo's One Man HBO Show, Ghetto Klown, into a graphic novel, and has contributed political cartoons to the RESIST! Newsletter distributed at the Women's March on
Washington 2017 and the comix anthology A.P.B.- Artists against P olice Brutality. She has been a
2016 Artist- in-Residence at Yaddo and a 2012 Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for
the Arts, which prompted a focus away from fine art into comics making. Cassano received    
scholarships and classical training from Cooper Union School of Art and The Art Students League of NY, is a two-time Lloyd Sherwood Grant recipient, and winner of the EspoArte2003 Award for Excellence in Contemporary Art, among others. She is currently writing and drawing
her own graphic series.
    
 
Wayne Nez Gaussoin
 
Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Navajo/Picuris Pueblo) is the youngest of three s ons of Jeweler Connie Tsosie Gaussoin. Following a family tradition, his mother and older brother David, have taught him basics of silversmithing. He has since then taken courses at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the   Institute of American Indian Arts, and has currently completed a Master of Fine Arts with a Minor in Museum Studies from The University of New Mexico. Wayne ' s interest in art not only focuses on jewelry, but also includes media such as sculpture and installation art. His style is a merge of his own design from modern influences and incorporating traditional ideas and techniques. Wayne similarly sustains the integrity of the past while building a new future in his work. Each work is thoughtfully rendered, representing artistic purity while creating a new global arena of Native creativity and expression. His artistic works are likewise experiential and expressive. Such ideas are displayed in his traditional techniques in tufa casts to his multimedi a installations. Wayne has and continues to sell his work through selected juried art shows, such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York City and galleries nationally and internationally. He also has participated in lectures and artist- in-residencies for both his jewelry and sculpture
work. He also has an extensive background in teaching jewelry and ar t theory, where he was
last teaching foundations as a TA at the University of New Mexico. Also, Wayn e ' s recent
experience being accepted into the Land Arts of the American West program at the
University of New Mexico has highly influenced his current direction of work
where he plans to explore the ideas and relationships between pop culture and his own
tribal traditional mythologies.
             
   
Marwin Begaye

 
Marwin Begaye (Navajo) is an internationally exhibited printmaker, painter and nat ionally recognized
graphic designer. As Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at the  
University of Oklahoma's School of Visual Arts, his research has concentrated on issues
cultural
identity, especially the intersection of traditional American Indian culture and
             
pop culture. He also has conducted research in the technical aspects of relief printing,
and the use of mixed media, particularly in printmaking processes.  
His work has been exhibited nationally across the U.S. and internationally  in New Zealand, Argentina, Paraguay, Italy, Siberia, and Estonia. He has received numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition Fellowship, First Place at the Red Earth Festival, Best in Category in Contemporary Painting at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Best of Category in Graphics, and, most recently, Best of Division in Graphics at the 2017 Santa Fe Indian Market. He has been featured in many publications and is represented by Exhibit C in Oklahoma City, Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol, England, and Indian Summer Gallery in Saugatuck, MI. Marwin lives in Norman, Oklahoma, as a captive of his wife's Chickasaw Nation community.
 
 
Monte Yellow Bird, Sr.
 
 
Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. is a member of the Arikara/Hidatsa nations and better known in the art  
world as Black Pinto Horse. He is devoted to a positive expression of the  harmonic balance  between humanity and nature.
 
A descendant of prominent Arikara and Hidatsa chiefs, Son of the Star and Youngbird, he is driven by the importance to maintain, educate, and share the traditions and memories of family visually, through mixed media and ledger art.  Black Pinto Horse is best known for Ledger Art or Warrior Art, a historic, transitional expression from the 1800s demonstrated by Northern and Southern Plains 
tribes. As a child, he was first influenced by the family' s first black and white TV, drawing images of the Vietnam War. An s first black and white TV, drawing images of the Vietnam War.   An Alumni of IAIA in the late 70       s High School program, he went on to attend NDSU, majoring in History Education and receiving his BFA from Minot State University. In addition to academic  
studies, Black Pinto Horse has invested over 35 years to youth and communities across the 
country from public art projects, classroom teaching, mentoring and martial arts instruction. In 2017, Yellow Bird traveled to Abu Dhabi, chosen as Master Artist at the Art Hub. He has won multiple awards at major markets such as Autry Museum in Los Angeles, Heard Museum in Phoenix, SWAIA in Santa Fe and the Eiteljorg in Indianapolis. In August 2014, he was awarded the SWAIA
Residency Fellowship in Santa Fe.
 
 
Ian Kuali'i 

Ian Kuali`i (Native Hawaiian/Apache) is a full-time multi-disciplin ary artist born in
Orange County, California, raised on Maui, Hawaii. He current ly resides in the San
Francisco Bay Area. The cultural revolution of Hip Hop ini tially influenced Ian ' s style and
subject matter and eventually he moved New York City where he began his East Coast pilgrimage to the roots of the graffiti art movement. In time, he connected with c legendary graffiti artists such as, Mare139 and Doze Green, under whom Ian served as an apprentice for seven years. Ian Kuali`i de veloped his artistic style under Doze Green ' s mentorship. While trying to simplify his technique as a graffiti writer, Ian discovered stenciling and realized that he appreciated the cut more than the spray, thus finding his preferred medium - hand-cut paper . Ian describes his creative practice as the meditative process of destroying to create. His portraits, journal entries and scenes are carefully rendered from a single sheet of paper using only an exacto knife. His work is a balance between
the rough and the delicate, exploring ideas of modern progres s, biodiversity and the
foundation of personal history. He has been working on fine-tuning his direct cut method
on large-scale public mural work and also experimenting with new technology such as
laser cutting and 3D printing. Ian is working to incorporate Hawaiian traditional arts, such
as tapa-making, as part of his art practice, creating a hybrid of traditional and contemporary.
Ian has created one- of-a-kind, site-specific art pieces for events and programs at Honor
the Earth, Wall\Therapy, UrbanArt Biennale 2017, Universal Pictures, deYoung Museum,
National Museum of Mexican Art, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Friends
of Miami Marine Stadium.
 
 
   
For questions regarding the A-i-R program, or to interview any of the artists, please contact Lara M. Evans at 505.424.2389 or air@iaia.edu.   
 
Funding for the IAIA A-i-R Program has been generously provided by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies and the National Endowment for the Arts? 

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