Native American Art History Certificate
Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM), May 2019
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
Honors BFA in Applied Visual Arts (graphic design), Visual Arts minor
Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), 2011
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Neebin Studios (current)
Since 2012, I have predominantly focused on creative work impacting Native communities through my small business Neebin Studios, 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 Santa Fean, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, First American Art Magazine, Native Foodways Magazine (Tohono O’odham Community Action), Singing Wolf Documentaries, and the Santa Fe New Mexican, among others.
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Native American Fellow (June 2019 – August 2019)
I was selected as one of five fellows in the Peabody Essex Museum’s prestigious Native American Fellowship program for the summer of 2019. During my time at PEM, I worked with the Creative Services Department, where I worked on design projects, took photographs, helped edit the September issue of Connections (PEM’s member magazine), wrote an article on artist Wes Sam-Bruce, attended presentations and workshops, and received professional development training.
Tewa Women United
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
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.
Web Sales and Technical Associate (part-time January 29, 2014 – December 2014)
SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market
Summer PR/Marketing Intern ( – Internship with the world’s largest Native American arts market. 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 New Mexican.
Oregon State University Diversity Development
Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Publications Coordinator Native American Longhouse Publications Coordinator
- “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.
- https://iaia.edu/a-i-r-journal-meghann-obrien/ ” independent study writing project/artist feature, Institute of American Indian Arts, Spring term 2018.
- https://iaia.edu/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-micheal-two-bulls/ ” independent study writing project/artist feature, Institute of American Indian Arts, Spring term 2018.
- 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.
- Winter 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist in Residence, through the Indigenous Visual Culture and the Faculty of Design departments, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario. February – March 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guest on Native America Calling: A better image of Native America through graphic design. Other Panelists: Sadie Red Wing and Ryan Red Corn. 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.
- Participated in Help Me: An Intimate Portrayal of Mental Illness, , Salem, Oregon. May 4-June 23, 2019.
- Participated in Art Rush, Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts. Opening night September 6, 2018.
- Performer in the Bust! 2017 Circus Showcase, Wise Fool New Mexico Studio. June 30 & July 1, 2017.
- Cup Group Showing, “to shape like a cup,” Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, Pojoaque, NM. Opening night December 6, 2013.
- Inner Demons V, group art show at Ahalenia Studios in Santa Fe, NM. October 2013.
- Inner Demons IV, group art show at Ahalenia Studios in Santa Fe, NM, Friday October 26 – November 2, 2012.
- “Phases” for the Leap Year Launch Party of the Makers’ Space at the Majestic Theatre.
- “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 2011.
- The Annual Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open Exhibition 2009-2011, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
- Participant in Back to Basics: Celebrating Women’s Stories and Women’s Lives. Memorial Union Concourse Gallery. February 1-March 2, 2008.
- The Annual Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open Exhibition 2008, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
- Duo art show with Laurel Thompson at SunnySide Up Cafe, January 2008.
- Participant in Sunnyside Up Homeschool Art Show (April 2007), mentioned in Corvallis Gazette-Times.
- 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.
- Conversations with Indigenous Designers, a zine by Pratt Institute masters students Matt Martin, Communications Design MFA, 2019; Phillip McFarlane, Communications Design MFA, 2018; and Ilya Yavnoshan, Communications Design MFA, 2018; featuring words by Sadie Red Wing, Neebinnaukzhik Southall, Michael Honhongva, and Hoshont’omba Bridgette, July 2017.
- “Bodies of work: Wise Fool’s circus-arts showcase,” by Jennifer Levin, the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Pasatiempo, June 30, 2017.
- “Why Can’t the U.S. Decolonize Its Design Education? What truly diverse + inclusive international programs can teach Americans,” by Margaret Andersen. AIGA Eye on Design, January 2nd, 2017.
- “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.
- “First American Art Magazine” by Gail Snyder, Local Flavor, August 2013
- The Corvallis Advocate – Neebinnaukzhik Southall: Mastery of Many Medias by Johhny Beaver, March 14, 2013.
- “Got Writer’s/Painter’s/Mathematician’s Block? Local Creative Types Offer Advice for Keeping Up Productivity” by Mica Habarad, The Corvallis Advocate, February 14, 2013.
- “Research, her own way,” Snapshots of the Class of 2011, Gail Cole, Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 2011.
- Features on me and my undergraduate senior thesis project in Terra Magazine,the 2011 OSU Viewbook, and the Corvallis Gazette-Times:
- Oregon State University – Student Stories: Finding Her Voice
- “An art venue for all,” by Theresa Hogue, Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 2007