In 1950 Dan Namingha was born in Arizona. His interest in art started young and he was bouyed by his Hopi-Tewa ancestors that carried on the Native traditional arts through pottery and carvings over many generations. 

 

The formal arts education Namingha had was a platform to understanding his own contemporary artwork and building it through the lens of the Hopi-Tewa traditional arts. 

 

He has received many awards, had countless exhibitions around the world as well as several documentaries that been done about him. 

 

Selected Collections:

Georgia O’keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

The Fogg Art Museum at Havard, Cambridge, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), Santa Fe, NM

 

Education:

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM

The American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL