Jaune Quick-To-See Smith Lecture: A Survey of Contemporary Native Art
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, Inspiration Hall - view map
Artist, curator, and Native American activist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith will be lecturing at Montana State University as part of the Presidents Fine Art Series on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:30 pm in Inspiration Hall.
Smith will share a survey of her own activist work and painting as well as images of the some of the latest Native American art, much of which deals with technology, video, installation, and ephemeral art.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith calls herself a cultural arts worker. She uses humor and satire to examine myths, stereotypes and the paradox of American Indian life in contrast to the consumerism of American society. Her work is philosophically centered by her strong traditional beliefs and political activism.
Smith is internationally known as an artist, curator, lecturer, printmaker, and professor. She was born at St. Ignatius Mission on her Reservation and is an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana. She holds four honorary doctorates from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Mass College of Art and the University of New Mexico.
Her work is in collections at the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Walker, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Select awards include NM Governor’s Arts Award; a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation to archive her work; the 2011 Art Table Artist Award NY; Moore College Visionary Woman Award for 2011; Induction into the National Academy of Design 2011; Living Artist of Distinction, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, NM 2012; the Switzer Award for 2012, Pensacola FL; NAEA Ziegfeld Lecture Award 2014; Honorary Degree, Salish Kootenai College, Montana 2015; Alumni Achievement Award, Framingham State University, MA. 2016. Montana Governor’s Arts Award 2018.
The President's Fine Art Series is brought to you by the Montana State University Office of the President and the College of Arts & Architecture. This event is FREE and open to the public.