Back to Biographies Melanie Yazzie
University of Colorado, USA

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Melanie Yazzie is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Her works belong to many collections such as: the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the Art Museum of Missoula, the Australian National Gallery, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Kennedy Museum of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as: Alaska, California, New Mexico, New York, Florida, New Zealand, France, Russia, Canada, Estonia, Northern Ireland, Korea, China and South Africa.

Professor Yazzie will speak about her own Native American culture with regard to Indigenous Art, the Politics of Identity, community activism, and other international Print projects that she has organized or been involved in. The following is a selected number of recent projects

Artist in Residence “Cultural Luminaries”, House of Welcome Honoring Ceremony, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, Olympia, Washingtom, 2005

Visiting Artist, Cultural Collision International Artist Gathering, Buck Nin School of Arts, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006, 2004, and 1999.

Visiting Artist, collaboration with Ivan Rusugbu (Ulchi), working on low tech printmaking techniques that can be used in rural Siberia, Bulava, Russia, 2002,

Invited Lecturer, Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North of the Khabarovsk Region, Khabarovsk, Russia, 2002,

Invited Lecturer, Indigenous Art and Politics of Identity Conference, Massey University School of Maori Studies, Te-Putahi-a-Toi, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1996

Visiting Artist, 1996 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 1995

Lecturer, Navajo-Japanese Exchange Program, Gunma Region, Japan.

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