Jaune Quick-to-See Smith to Deliver Hockenhull Lecture
Posted March 3, 2011
Internationally renowned Native American artist activist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith will deliver the Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecture at Washington State University on Wednesday, March 30, at 6:00 p.m. in Kimbrough Hall 101, with a reception immediately following.
"My work explores the ironies of myths and icons that abound in mainstream America about American Indians," said Smith.
Her multimedia works, which incorporate sign language, glyphs, pictograms, and collage, address issues such as the environment, Native American sovereignty, racism, and sexism. She uses her art to challenge misconceptions about indigenous culture and to educate.
Smith was born at the St. Ignatius Indian Mission in 1940 and raised on the Flathead Reservation. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Flathead Indian Nation, Montana.
Smith earned an A.A. from Olympic College, Washington; a B.A. in art education from Framingham State College, Massachusetts; and an M.A. in art from the University of New Mexico. She has been awarded four honorary doctorates, from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, and the University of New Mexico. She has also received many honors and lifetime achievement awards.
Smith is a renowned painter, printmaker, artist, activist, mentor, teacher, advisor, founder of native art cooperatives, a curator who has organized contemporary native art exhibits for more than 30 years, and a speaker who has lectured at more than 185 universities, museums, and conferences, most recently at five universities in China.
Smith's artwork is held in many private and public collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C; the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Museum of Mankind in Vienna, Austria; and the Museum of Modern Art in Quito, Ecuador.
She has also completed collaborative public art works such as the floor design in the Great Hall of the Denver International Airport, an in situ sculpture piece in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Park, and a mile-long sidewalk history trail in West Seattle.
The 2011 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecture is sponsored by the WSU Department of Women's Studies; Department of Fine Arts; Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts Committee; Plateau Center for American Indian Studies; Tribal Liaison Office; College of Liberal Arts; Museum of Art; Women's Resource Center; and Division of Student Affairs, Equity, and Diversity.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
"A Survey of Contemporary Native American Art"
March 30, 2011
Kimbrough Hall 101
A reception will follow.
"A Conversation with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith"
March 30, 2011
Hosted by the Women's Resource Center. Students are especially welcome to attend.
March 30, 2011
Fine Arts 7094
To reserve your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous art experience is not required.
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