June 1, 2004

The Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art project, partially funded by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, was developed to identify and showcase emerging Native American artists who are working with a contemporary vocabulary. Participating artists include: Steven Deo (Creek), Tom Jones (Ho Chunk), Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaa), Ryan Lee Smith (Cherokee), Star Wallowing Bull (Chippewa, White Earth Reservation), Marie Watt (Seneca).

An exhibition comprising two prints by each artist augmented by their sculptures and paintings, opened at the University of New Mexico Art Museum on September 29, 2006 and then traveled to institutions across the country. The artists completed printmaking residencies at Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque, NM) or Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (Pendleton, OR) in Migrations.

A book, edited by Marjorie Devon, on the six artists, with color reproductions and essays by Jo Ortel, Lucy Lippard, Kathleen Howe, and Gerald McMaster, was published by the University of New Mexico Press. 

A smaller exhibition comprising twelve framed prints, two by each of the participating artists, also traveled to several venues.