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Melanie Yazzie is a U.S. sculptor, painter and printmaker. Yazzie was born in Ganado, Arizona, and she is of Navajo/Dine descent. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder: she teaches two-dimensional art. The artist is a sought after lecturer. Yazzie earned a BFA at Arizona State University (1990) and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1993). A selection of major exhibitions from the 1990s to present include “Between Two Worlds” (2008) at Arizona State University; “Traveling” at the Heard West Museum (2006); “About Face: Self-Portraits by Native American, First Nations, and Inuit Artists” at the Wheelwright Museum (2005); “Making Connections” (2002) in Bulova, Russia; “Navajo in Gisborne” (1999) in Gisborne, New Zealand and “Watchful Eyes” (1994) at the Heard Museum.
The artist is included in seminal books by Zena Pearlstone (About Face), Lucy Lippard (Lure of the Local) and Jackson Rushing (Native American Art in the Twentieth Century), and collected nationally and internationally in private and public collections.
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