Shelley Niro talks about her work
painting, photography, films
and the past year which has seen the birth of her grandchild Raven.
the sale of major pieces to The National Gallery, Canadian Museum of
Contemporary Photography, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian,
and the production of a feature-length film. Phew!
Plus, she will present video work by co-exhibitor Hulleah Tsinhnahjinee from Woodland, California, whose controversial “Mascot” series is on view in the gallery.
Thursday, July 23, 7:30 pm @ you me gallery
330 James St. North
Hamilton ON (905) 523-7754
About Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Diné/Seminole/Muscogee): born into the Bear and Raccoon Clans of the Seminole and Muscogee Nations, and born for the Tsinajinnie Clan of the Diné Nation. Exhibited nationally and internationally, Tsinhnahjinnie claims photography and video as her primary languages. Creating fluent images of Native thought, her emphasis is art for indigenous communities.
Tsinhnahjinnie received an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, a Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of California Irvine, the First Peoples Community Artist Award, and a Rockefeller artist in residence at the University of California Davis, Native American Studies Program. She is currently the Director of the C.N. Gorman Museum at University of California Davis and Associate Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at University of California Davis.