About

Neebinnaukzhik Southall

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Neebin Southall. Photo: Kathy Tarantola

Aaniin!

My name is Neebinnaukzhik, which means “Summer Evening” in the Ojibwe language. I am a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Miami, Florida, and Corvallis, Oregon. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I run Neebin Studios. I am an artist and a graphic designer, photographer, and writer. I am fundamentally concerned with representing Native peoples in a positive and empowering way through my work.

I cover art and design with a focus on work by Native peoples. I believe that design work created by Native people is a vital part of tribal sovereignty. I am a regular contributor for First American Art Magazine, a periodical dedicated to Indigenous arts from the Americas from Indigenous perspectives, and have also written for Letterform Archive, the Santa Fean’s Native Arts magazine, the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Indian Market magazine, the Peabody Essex’s Connections, and AIGA, among others.

I run the Native Graphic Design Project, which features a growing list of Indigenous designers.

In 2011, I graduated from Oregon State University with an Honors BFA in Applied Visual Arts and a minor in Visual Arts.