CV

EDUCATION

Native American Art History Certificate (May 2019)
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA

Honors BFA in Applied Visual Arts, Minor in Visual Arts (June 2011)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.81 GPA

EXPERIENCE

Neebin Studios, Santa Fe, NM
Owner (2012 – present)
Through my small business Neebin Studios, I predominantly focus on creative work impacting Native communities, including graphic design projects for cultural and arts organizations and individuals; arts writing on Indigenous artists and designers; photography encompassing portraits, fashion, artwork, and jewelry; and consulting work. Clients have included the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts, the Native Justice Coalition, Native Foodways Magazine, First American Art Magazine, the Santa Fe New Mexican, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, and The Santa Fean, among others.

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Native American Fellow (June 2019 – August 2019)
While participating in PEM’s Native American Fellowship program, I was placed with the Creative Services Department, where I worked on design projects, took photographs of the fellows during our off hours for NAF program promotions, helped edit the September issue of Connections (PEM’s member magazine), and wrote an article on artist Wes Sam-Bruce. I also attended presentations and workshops, and received professional development training.

Tewa Women United, Española, NM
A’gin Community Facilitator (June – July 2018)
I worked as a contract community facilitator for Tewa Women United’s A’gin Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty youth summer program at Nambé Pueblo.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM
Public Relations and Web Coordinator (December 2014 – June 2018)
Full-time position encompassed a variety of duties such as coordinating projects with other staff and volunteers; designing ads, promotional materials, and signage; coordinating with print vendors; photographing events, artists, and artwork; writing copy for ads and other promotional materials; corresponding with the press; managing the email list and sending emails to subscribers; maintaining and updating the museum’s website and online store; posting to social media; organizing events; and assisting with exhibitions and miscellaneous technical issues.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM
Web Sales and Technical Associate (January 29, 2014 – December 2014)
Part-time position included working with the Wheelwright Museum’s Case Trading Post, with a focus on photographing artists and artwork for the museum’s website and online store, designing ads and other promotional materials, and posting to social media, among other duties.

SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
Summer PR/Marketing Intern (May 2012 – August 2012)
Designed ads, flyers, posters and brochures; maintained the SWAIA website; posted on social media; took photography; and created original vector artwork and patterns for use in designs. Ads/inserts appeared online, in Native Peoples Magazine, Indian Country Today, Pastiempo, the Santa Fe Reporter, and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Oregon State University Diversity Development, Corvallis, OR
Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Publications Coordinator (Fall Term, September 2009 – December 2009)
Native American Longhouse Publications Coordinator (Spring Term, April 2009 – June 2009)

RESIDENCY

OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
Winter 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist in Residence (February – March 2017)
Three-week artist residency hosted by OCAD University’s Indigenous Visual Culture and the Faculty of Design departments.

WRITING

  • Spaces big enough for questions,” the Peabody Essex’s Connections, September 2019.
  • “Native Fashion Events,” 2019 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, pages 49-50.
  • “Spotlight: Every One,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 21, Winter 2018/19, pages 92-93.
  • “SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market Week: Overview of Events,” Santa Fean’s Native Arts 2018, pages 34-35.
  • “Patrick Burnham: CloudFace,” Santa Fean’s Native Arts 2018, page 41.
  • “Mary E. Kee: Textiles, Family, Tradition,” Santa Fean’s Native Arts 2018, page 42.
  • “A-i-R Journal—Meghann O’Brien,” independent study writing project/artist feature, Institute of American Indian Arts, Spring term 2018. https://iaia.edu/a-i-r-journal-meghann-obrien/
  • “A-i-R Journal—Orlando Dugi,” independent study writing project/artist feature, Institute of American Indian Arts, Spring term 2018. https://iaia.edu/a-i-r-journal-orlando-dugi/
  • “A-i-R Journal—Micheal Two Bulls,” independent study writing project/artist feature, Institute of American Indian Arts, Spring term 2018. https://iaia.edu/a-i-r-journal-micheal-two-bulls/
  • Review of Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience at the Arts Museum at the University of Toronto, First American Art Magazine, issue no. 15, Summer 2017.
  • “The art of family: generations of Growing Thunders,” Santa Fean’s Native Arts magazine, August/September 2016, page 68.
  • “Jeri Ah-be-hill: a lasting influence,” Santa Fean’s Native Arts magazine, August/September 2016, page 58
  • “Exploring Native Design: Eunique Yazzie: Design in the Community,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 11, Summer 2016.
  • “Exploring Native Design: Not Another Mascot Article,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 10, Spring 2016.
  • “Angel DeCora,” 2016 AIGA Design Journeys. short article: http://www.aiga.org/diversity-inclusion-design-journeys-essay-angel-decora full article: http://www.neebin.com/nativedesign/?p=426
  • “Exploring Native Design: Rico Worl,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 9, Winter 2015/2016.
  • “Exploring Native Design: Chad Earles: Caddo Visual Communicator,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 7, Summer 2015.
  • “Exploring Native Design: Publications Professional: Deborah Villa,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 5, Winter 2014.
  • “Exploring Native Design: The Making of a Designer: Mark Rutledge,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 4, Fall 2014.
  • “Exploring Native Design: Perspectives from Ryan Red Corn,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 3, Summer 2014.
  • “Biskakone Greg Johnson, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Interdisciplinary Artist,” First American Art Magazine, issue No. 3, Summer 2014
  • “Exploring Native Design: Design in Academic Settings,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 2, Spring 2014.
  • “Exploring Native Graphic Design: Activism & Design,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 1, Fall 2013.
  • “Colorful regalia & sizzling fashion,” 2014 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, 38.
  • “Theresa Secord: Baskets full of hope,” 2014 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, 95 – 96.
  • “Patrick Dean Hubbell: What drives a rising star?” 2014 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, 98-100.
  • “Frederica V. Antonio: An eye for detail,” 2014 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, 102 – 103.
  • Review of catalogue, Blizzard: Emerging Northern Artists, by Candice Hopkins and Tania Willard, Grunt Gallery, First American Art Magazine, issue no. 1, Fall 2013.
  • “Exploring Native Design,” First American Art Magazine, issue no. 0 (pilot issue), Spring 2013.

RECOGNITION

  • Student Recognition for Outstanding Work in The Art History Department for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, Institute of American Indian Arts.
  • UHC Exceptional Poster Awardee, annual UHC Thesis Fair, University Honors College, Oregon State University, 2011.
  • Graduated with Distinction in Graphic Design, The Department of Art Faculty, Oregon State University, May 31, 2011.
  • Participant in Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: A forum showcasing the scholarly and creative accomplishments of OSU undergraduates, Oregon State University, May 5, 2011.
  • Winner in the 14-18 age category with “Homage to Andy Goldsworthy,” Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open 2008, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

VARIOUS INVOLVEMENTS

  • Native America Calling: “Native LGBTQ2 artistic expression.“ Guests: Crisosto Apache, Albert McLeod, Neebinnaukzhik Southall, and Vincent Vigil-Toyebo. June 21, 2019. https://www.nativeamericacalling.com/friday-june-21-2019-native-lgbtq2-artistic-expression/
  • Guest panelist at Design Week Portland: The Native Perspective Missing from Design, A collaboration between Oregon Public Broadcasting and Portland State University’s Native American Student and Community Center. (State of Wonder segment). Other panelists: Caroline Blechert (Inuit), Louie Gong (Nooksack), Whitney Minthorn (Umatilla/Nez Perce), Lacey Trujillo (Diné), and Asa Wright (Klamath/Modoc). April 2019.
  • Native America Calling: A better image of Native America through graphic design. Guests: Neebinnaukzhik Southall, Sadie Red Wing, Ryan Red Corn, with host and producer Tara Gatewood. Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
  • Assistant to Sadie Red Wing for her Respectful Design workshop for the AIGA New Mexico Design Summit 2017. September 23, 2017.
  • Panelist presentation “Norval Morrisseau: Colors of Healing, Power, and Pride,” Super-Saturated: Four Perspectives on the Power of Color In Native American Art, Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation, Institute of American Indian Arts, October 28, 2016
  • Long-distance participant in “Respectful Design: Decolonization as an Urgent Imperative,” Culture and Criticism Symposium, AIGA Conference (in video and streamed in google hangouts for the Q&A portion). Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
  • Created bodypaint work for the opening video for Body of Art, a performance by the Mendocino College Repertory Dance Company, Mendocino College Center for Visual & Performing Arts. November 18-20, 2011

SELECT PUBLISHED EDITORIAL PHOTOS

  • “Street Style at Indian Market.” 2019 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, pages 45-47.
  • “Street Style at Indian Market.” First American Art Magazine website. http://firstamericanartmagazine.com/im-street-style/
  • Cover photo and promotional photographs of work in the Wheelwright Museum’s exhibition Beads: A Universe of Meaning, Native American Art Magazine, October 2017.
  • Portrait of Ken Williams, Jr. appearing in CUNY TV’s Arts in the City segment on Native Fashion Now, first aired April 14, 2017.
  • Portrait of Orlando Dugi, American Craft magazine, 2016.
  • Photo of Ken William’s beadwork pieces in “Beading Tradition,” by Jessica R. Metcalfe, Cowboys and Indians, August 14, 2016.
  • Photo of Angie Reano Owen in “Splendid Spondylus: The ensuing allure of the spiny oyster,” 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican Indian Market guide, page 64.
  • Photos of Eveli Sabatie’s jewelry for the Wheelwright Museum in “Between Worlds: Algerian-born jeweler blends North African, Hopi techniques,” by Kathaleen Roberts. Albuquerque Journal, August 28, 2016.
  • Photo of a necklace by Kenneth Johnson in the Wheelwright Museum’s collection for Surviving Desires: Making and Selling Native Jewelry in the American Southwest, by Henrietta Lidchi, University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, 2015.
  • Photos of t-necklace by Daisy Johnson (White Mountain Apache) for the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, American Indian Art Magazine, Autumn 2014, pg 48.
  • Portrait of Frederica in “Frederica V. Antonia: An eye for detail,” Santa Fe New Mexican’s 2014 Indian Market magazine, page 102.
  • Photo in “Expanding on tradition: Wheelwright Museum activities offer exciting prelude to market.” Santa Fe New Mexican’s 2014 Indian Market magazine, pgs 110-111.
  • Photos of America and Naomi Bebo in “Joining the collective conversation: Two new magazines for and about Native artists make their debut” by Ungelbah Dávila, Santa Fe New Mexican 2013 Indian Market magazine.
  • Photos of Jerry Ingram’s work in “Stitches in Time: The Rebirth of Southeastern Woodlands Beadwork,” First American Art, Issue no. 1, Fall 2013.
  • Photo of group F.O.B. in “Hip Hop Icons Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with Corvallis’ Own F.O.B. at Impulse Nightclub” by Johnny Beaver, Corvallis Advocate, February 14, 2013.

PUBLISHED ART PHOTOS

  • The Serpent III and The Raven in As/Us: A Space for Women of the World, Issue 3, 2014.
  • “The Only Good Indian is a Dead Indian (It’s Personal)” in Prism Magazine, Spring 2011.
  • “Neebinnaukzhik, Mixed Ojibway Woman” in Prism Magazine, Fall 2010.

SHOWS

  • Help Me: An Intimate Portrayal of Mental Illness, Salem Art Association’s Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Oregon. May 4 – June 23, 2019.
  • Art Rush, Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Opening night September 6, 2018.
  • Art Rush, Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Opening night September 6, 2018.
  • Performer in the Bust! 2017 Circus Showcase, Wise Fool New Mexico Studio, Santa Fe, NM. June 30 & July 1, 2017.
  • Cup, Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, Pojoaque, NM. Opening night December 6, 2013.
  • Inner Demons V, Ahalenia Studios, Santa Fe, NM. October 2013.
  • Inner Demons IV, Ahalenia Studios, Santa Fe, NM. October 26 – November 2, 2012.
  • “Phases” for the Leap Year Launch Party of the Makers’ Space at the Majestic Theatre, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • “Waabooz” in The Annual Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open Exhibition 2012, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • “Dream Vortex” in Portals, Winter Show & Silent Auction 2011 at the Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • “The Bodypaint Book,” Art Senior Show at Fairbanks Art Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 2011.
  • The Annual Ruth and Jim Howland Community OPEN Exhibition 2009 – 2011, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Back to Basics: Celebrating Women’s Stories and Women’s Lives. Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. February 1-March 2, 2008.
  • Winner in the 14-18 age category with “Homage to Andy Goldsworthy,” Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open 2008, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Duo art show with Laurel Thompson at SunnySide Up Cafe, Corvallis, Oregon. January 2008.
  • Participant in Sunnyside Up Homeschool Art Show, SunnySide Up Cafe, Corvallis, Oregon. April 2007.

PRESS/MENTIONS