Contemporary Native Art to Russia

This website shows the art and artists involved in the June-July 2012 Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art and the September-October 2012 Novosibirsk State Museum of Art biennial.

The Curators

Andrey Martynov: Director of the Moscow Biennale for contemporary art, former curator of the Novosibirsk biennale, Andrey Martynov has curated many shows, including "New York, Then and Now," a collection of images by 29 photographers of New York City.

Charles Jones:  Charles Jones is the head of the Printmaking/Book Arts program at Stephen F. Austin, Charles is a printmaker, co-founder of the LaNana Creek Press, and the Regents Professor of Art at the University. Jones has also designed books and printed under his Crazy Creek Press imprint. His books may be found in major collections in both the United States and Great Britain. He has had a long career in Printmaking with a major interest in the relief print. His recent series of large format woodcuts may be seen at is also a player of old time and Irish music on fiddle and banjo.

Beverly Morris: In 2004 Beverly Morris (Aleut) served as the associate director of the Institute of American Indian Arts' first Summer Film and Television Workshop, sponsored by the Walt Disney Studios/ABC Talent Development Program and the National Museum of the American Indian. Morris has taught high school students from Nambé Pueblo how to use video to collect and edit oral histories of their elders and documentary filmmaking at the Girls Film School of the College of Santa Fe. She has produced programs for tribal communities in the Santa Fe area and for KNME-TV's¡Colores! series. Morris trained as an oral historian at Colorado College, through a program run by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. Morris received a B.F.A. from Stephen Austin University. Her films include Looking Towards Home (2003) and Dancing with Photons (1997). In 1990, she co-curated a show at IAIA with Karen Rosenblatt. 

Dean Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.: Dean Ann, as Dr. Filemyr is called on on campus, is the Academic Dean of the College at IAIA. A leader in curriculum design, she has more than twenty years of experience in higher education and four years as a non-profit arts organization director. She is also a poet and writer. She has competed a chapter on two traditional sacred female figures of the Anishinaabeg (Ojibew/Chippewa), entitled, "Grandmother Moon and Old Woman of the Mists." This will be published in an upcoming anthology. She also co-edited the forthcoming anthology presenting Native American perspectives on Santa Fe's 400th anniversary. Her most recent book Growing Paradise was publised by Charlie Jones and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe.

Suzanne Newman Fricke, Ph.D.:  Dr. Fricke has an master's degree in art history from the Unversity of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Native American art history from the University of New Mexico. Her article on Bob Haozous' Cultural Crossroads of the Americas will appear in Tressa Berman's Anthology, No Deal!, published by the School of Advanced Research. She has taught at the University of New Mexico and the Institute of New Mexico.