BIO

Neal-Ambrose-Smith

BIO

Neal Ambrose-Smith, descendent of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana, is a contemporary Native American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and Professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also developed an app Artist Ideas with 100 ideas for making art, available for Android and Apple. His work is included in the collections of many national and international museums and institutions, including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Galerie municipale d’art contemporain in Chamalières, France, and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. He received his BA from the University of Northern Colorado and MFA from the University of New Mexico.

STATEMENT

I am science fiction. I am Einstein fiction. I am a creative process. I am Swimming toward the bison but I will never be prisoner of collage. I am an emergence story and a story of a great flood. From Greek to Maori to Amerindian. From Mayan to Slavic and Hindu and Sumerian. From Shakespeare to Defoe to Poe. From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the Great Andromeda Garbage Patch Galaxy to the Tempest’s garden rede path. I am a good moon-calf.

RESUME

Flathead Salish, Metis and Cree, Descendent of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana



BORN:

1966 Flathead Salish, Metis and Cree, Descendent of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana

EDUCATION:

2009 M.F.A. printmaking, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1989 B.A. painting, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Neal Ambrose-Smith, Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

 Home: Contemporary Indigenous Artists Responding, Works on Paper Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

 Exploring Beyond Tradition, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

 Train of Ink, SGC International Printmaking Conference, Atlanta, GA

 Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO

2016 The Map is Not the Territory, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

 Transferring Thought, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 Dog Head Stew-2nd Serving, The visual Arts Center, Boise State University, 

 Boise, ID

 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR

 Imagined Place Map, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2015 Re-Riding History, The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

 Wright Museum of Art Beloit College, Beloit, WI

 The A.D. Gallery University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

 All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Octopus Dreams, Tobinodai Historic Site Park Museum, Funabashi City, Japan

Dog Head’s Stew-2nd Serving, Focal Point Gallery, Joplin, MO

 Gallery 239, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

 Idaho State University Transition Gallery, Pocatello, ID

 Global Matrix: International Print Exhibitions at Purdue Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 The Map is Not the Territory, P21 Gallery, London, England

 Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

 Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA

Exchange IX, Contemporary Prints from US and Abroad, West Gallery, 

 Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2014 Pushing The Limits, Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY 

 Rocky Mountain Response, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 Terrain, The Evergreen Galleries, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, UC Gallery, 

 University of Montana, Missoula, MO

Transferring Ink 3, The Janice Griffiths Gallery, Fallbrook, CA

 The Map is Not the Territory, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angels, CA

 Crossing and Connecting, Visual Arts Center, University of Boulder, Boulder, CO

 Face to Face: Wall to Wall, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

2013 Neal Ambrose-Smith, The Switzer Gallery, Pensacola, FL 

 The Map is Not the Territory, Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds, Washington, DC

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Gotthelf Gallery, 

 Jewish Community Center, La Jolla, CA

 Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, ID

Octopus Dreams, Tomsk Art Museum, Tomsk,  Russia

 Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk,  Russia

 Togliatti Art Museum, Tolyatti,  Russia

 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM 

 Samara Regional Art Museum, Samara,  Russia

 Flying Buffalo Project, Madison Buffalo Jump, Bozeman, MT

 Vore, Devils Tower, WY

 First Peoples (Ulm Pushkin), Great Falls, MT

 Head Smashed In, Lethbridge, Al Canada

2012 50 Places, The Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

 Renaissance Gallery, Fargo, ND

 College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, Miami, FL

 Tribal Diversity, Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau, MO 

 Celebrating Diversities in Art, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

 Native American Artists, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia

 Siberian Print Biennale, The Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Siberia

 Octopus Dreams, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia

 APU, The cable car gallery, Turku, Finland

2011 Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls, ID

Influences, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

 Super Wonderful Folio, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

FAX, Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology,

Rapid City, SD

Freak of Nature, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland, Australia

 King Family Exhibition Space, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 Wind on Earth, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

Hand, Eye & Bird, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, NV

2010 Zanatta Editions, Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 Modernist Show, Golden Dawn Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

Crossing Over Making Contact, Contemporary Art Museum, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

Albuquerque Now, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Montana Museum of Art & Culture, 

 Missoula, MT

 Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

2009 Second Site, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

 Coyote is Part of Our Flathead Salish Creation Story, exhibition and performance, Open Space gallery visitor center, Albuquerque, NM

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Red Lodge, MT

 Custer County Art and Heritage Center of Art, Miles City, MT

 Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT

 MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney, MT

 Emerson Center for the Arts, Bozeman, MT

2008 Zanatta Editions, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS

 Selected Works, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM

 Who Are We?, University of New Mexico, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 INprint, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

 Impacted Nations, The Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD

Rio Grande Nature Center Benefit Show, Double Tree Hilton, Albuquerque, NM 

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT 

 Cooper Village Museum & Arts Center, Anaconda, MT

 The University of Montana Western Gallery/Museum, Dillon, MT

2007 Pocahontas Meets Hello Kitty, Graphic Communications, Gallery 6, National Library, Tallinn, Estonia as part of the IMPACT 5 

 International Print Conference

 University of Miami, Miami, FL

 Take a Bite Out of this! From Corn to Commodity, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center,  Albuquerque, NM

 Unlimited Boundaries, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2006 Earth and Her Beings: Endangered Species, Simon Fraser University, 

 Burnaby, BC

 Chamalieres Carrefour Int’l de L’estampe, French Print Triennial, Clichy, France

 Lessedra World Art Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

 Pocahontas Meets Hello Kitty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

 INKLANDIA: an international print exhibition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 Impacted Nations, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Trickster Gallery, Chicago, IL

Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, Colorado Springs, Co

 Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY

2005 Louis and Clark Print Portfolio, Louis and Clark college, Portland, OR

 Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

 University of Montana Museum of Arts and Culture, Missoula, MT

 Lake Region Heritage Center, Inc, Devils Lake, ND

 Cando Arts Center, Cando, ND

 Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT

2004 Atravesando Fronteras, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

 Encounters: Contemporary Native American Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

 Santa Fe Cultural Center, Santa Fe, NM

 Reed College, Portland, OR

 Schoolhouse History and Art Center, Hardin, MT

 Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT

 Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

2003 Group show, Gallery of Visual Arts, Art Department, University of Montana,

 Missoula, MT

2002 Unforgettable, World Trade Center Memorial Group Show, Chelsea Studio Gallery, New York City, NY

 Change/No Change, Palmer Museum, Penn State University, State College, PA

2001 911, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

 Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

 Offerings from the Heart, Minot State University, ND

 Dickinson State College, Dickinson, ND

 North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 

 Two Rivers Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 South Dakota School of Mining & Technology, Rapid City, SD

2000 Millennium Messages, Smithsonian Sites, touring Exhibit

1999 Ceremonial, Venice Biennale Scola dei Tiraoro e. Battiro, Venezia, Italy

1998 Coyote Stories, performance, Steinbaum-Krauss Gallery, New York City, NY

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:

2012 Denver International Airport, Central Terrazzo Floor, Main Terminal, Denver, CO 

 Real Deal Printmaking, Bernalillo County for the arts, Albuquerque, NM

1991 Denver International Airport, Terrazzo Floor, Main Terminal, Denver, CO

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:                                                                        

Boise Art Museum, ID 

Contemporary Art Museum, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea 

Cork Printmakers Special Collection, Cork, Ireland

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Flint Institute Art Museum, Flint, MI 

Galerie D’Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS 

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Monash University, Gippsland, Australia

Missoula Museum, MT 

Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

New York Public Library, New York, NY

NMAI/Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 

Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT

School of Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

The Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID 

The Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

The Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

University of Nevada, Reno, NV

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2015-2017 Assistant Professor at Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2010-2014 Independent consultant, CALL project, Joan Mitchell Foundation, 

 New York, NY

2010 Mixed Media printmaking and Community Based Arts, Professor, 

 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2008-2009 Mixed Media printmaking adjunct instructor, University of New Mexico, 

 Albuquerque, NM

2009 Digital Design and foundations class professor, Institute of American Indian Arts, 

 Santa Fe, NM

2007-2008 The Agency Gallery, board member/organizer, downtown Albuquerque, NM

1998-2006 Designer, Weekly Alibi independent newspaper, Albuquerque, NM

1994-1998 Art Handlers, fine art handling/shipping/installing, Santa Fe, NM

1991-1994 Goldsmith apprentice, Ben Dyer Jewelry, Hillsborough, NC

WORKSHOPS / PANELS / RESIDENCIES:

2017 Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO 2016 The Map is Not the Territory: Parallel Paths-Palestinian, Native American, Irish, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

CAA Conference, Establishing Ownership-The Image of the Indigenous American, Washington, DC

 Printmaking workshops, Candeska Cikana Community College, Fort Totten, ND

 Artist in residence, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

2008-2016 Mixed Media printmaking workshop series, Albuquerque Academy, 

 Albuquerque, NM 

2014 Autodesk, artist residency program, San Francisco, CA

 Monotype workshop, Central Booking gallery, New York, NY

 NMAEA, keynote speaker and print workshop, Las Cruces, NM

 Santa Fe art educators, print workshop, Santa Fe, NM

 NAEA, Keynote speaker, Santa Fe, NM

2013 ImagOn printmaking workshop, Pensacola State University, Pensacola, FL

2012 ImagOn workshop, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

 Mixed Media printmaking workshops, collaboration with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith,

 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 

 Making Art Safely, Large Format ImagOn Intaglio-type, Santa Fe, NM 
 ImagOn workshop, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

 Monotype workshop, collaboration with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, 

 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

2011 ISAS Mixed Media printmaking, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM 

 Mixed Media print workshop, The Porch Cultural Center, Seventh Ward, 

 New Orleans, LA 

 Making Art Safely, Large Format ImagOn Intaglio-type, Santa Fe, NM 

Contemporary Native American Artists, panel discussion, Sheldon Museum of Art,

 Lincoln, NE

 Artist in residence and print workshops, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

2010 The Collaborative Process: From Joan Mitchell to Contemporary Artists, 

 panel and lecture, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

 Mixed Media print workshop, The Porch Cultural Center, Seventh Ward, 

 New Orleans, LA

2009 Contemporary Native American Art, lecture, University of New Mexico,

 Albuquerque, NM 

Mixed Media printmaking workshop, Family School, APS, Albuquerque, NM 

 Mixed Media print workshop, collaboration with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, 

 Indianapolis Art Education conference, Indianapolis, ID

 Mixed Media print workshop, collaboration with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, 

 The Porch Cultural Center, Seventh Ward, New Orleans, LA

2008 Mixed Media printmaking workshop, Family School, APS, Albuquerque, NM

Mixed Media printmaking workshop, lecture and panel, South Dakota School of

 Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

2007 Mixed Media printmaking workshops, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA

2006 Art in the park, print workshop for kids, Corrales, NM

INDEPENDENT STUDY:

1992 France, Spain

1989 Mexico

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