Contemporary Voices: Native Utah Artists

Sep 14, 2022 - Dec 24, 2022

This exhibition celebrates the work and voices of a selection of contemporary Native Utah artists. These artists work with a variety of mediums, styles, subject matters, and themes. Their work shows the vibrancy of artmaking and creativity in Utah’s Native communities. They represent only a fraction of the artmaking by Native artists in the State today.

To learn more about Native Utah Artists, view the Native American Teaching Artist Roster published by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

Featured Artists Include: Ty Allison, Crystal Begay, Lapita Frewin, Alan Groves, Lynn Hardy, Eva Keams, Judy Mansfield, Kendall Mansfield, Haven Miller, Leo Platero, Gilmore Scott, Homer Warren, Irene Warren, Arelene Nofchissey Williams, Kwani Povi Winder, and Jerry B. Yazzie. 

*We open this exhibition in conjunction with our reinterpretation of Cyrus Dallin’s Massasoit, a sculpture that is often misidentified as a Utah Native American Chief, though it depicts Ousamequin, a sixteenth-century leader of the Wampanoag tribe from New England.

Image: Leo Platero, Midnight Melodies (2016)