Visual Arts


Jeffrey Gibson 2019 MacArthur Foundation Fellow – Visual Artist Melding indigenous North American materials and forms with those of Western contemporary art to create a new hybrid visual vocabulary and prompting a shift in how Native American art is perceived and historicized. 

Aboriginal Artists Find a Surprising New Champion: Steve Martin Sebastian Smee of the Washington Post (May 2019)

Visual Artworks from indigenous peoples Working List

Faculty and students in the Indigenous Studies Working Group are collaborating to develop a comprehensive sampler of visual artworks from Indigenous peoples across the world. Download the working list below.

We welcome any and all comments and contributions.

This site also features visual artworks created both by and about Indigenous peoples across the globe. 

The image gallery above contains paintings, prints, and illustrations sourced from the following artists and institutions:

Chholing Taha

A Cree artist whose award-winning paintings and textiles have been exhibited across the United States. Her works have appeared in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis, IN), the Minnesota Museum of Art (St Paul, MN), and the Washington State History Museum (Tacoma, WA) among other institutions.

“Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmakers” (Summer 2015 – Winter 2016)

An exhibition of nearly one hundred prints from the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the University of Oklahoma. The collection highlighted Indigenous artists’ works dating from the 1920s to the 1990s, exploring the ways in which they used paper and printmaking as a means of both self-expression and “cultural survival.”