New Mexico A-i-R Exhibition

New Mexico A-i-R Exhibition Opens on Monday, October 11 - Indigenous Peoples Day

New Mexico A-i-R: IAIA Artist Residents in Visual Dialogue (Oct. 11, 2021-Jan. 29, 2022) features the work of 10 Native American artists based in New Mexico who have participated or are currently participating in the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) program. A collaboration between IAIA and the Millicent Rogers Museum, New Mexico A-i-R considers the cross-cultural and interspecies connections in the ways that this group of artists reflects their relationships to their homes in artworks created in a variety of media. As the first installment of the Millicent Rogers Museum's "New Mexico Artists" series, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity for direct dialogue between the visual languages that these artists use to convey concepts about both their complex identities and their place-based exchanges.

Curated by Dawning Pollen Shorty, an IAIA alumna of Taos Pueblo, Diné, and Lakota heritage, and Michelle Lanteri, MRM Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, New Mexico A-i-R presents artworks by:

Heidi Brandow (Diné, Kānaka Maoli)
Orlando Dugi (Diné)
Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo, Diné, French-American)
Ian Kuali'i (Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian, Shis Inday/Mescalero Apache descent)
Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw)
Erica Lord (Athabaskan, Inupiat, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese)
Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna/Santa Clara Pueblos, Mexican-American)
Cara Romero (Chemehuevi)
Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo)

Read about our first partnership with IAIA in the press:

Albuquerque Journal

The Taos News


New Mexico A-i-R: Curated Conversations

3-4 artists will be on a live virtual panel on Thursday evenings from the comfort of their studios or home working space. It's an intimate and interesting way to connect with these celebrated IAIA Artists-in-Residence. 


Please check out this link for all the details of who, when and exactly what these virtual panel discussions are all about. The registration links are here too. 

2021 Curated Conversations: “Illustration & The Figure: Pushing the Lines of Representation”

View the discussion here


Listen to the “New Mexico A-i-R” episode of the Coffee & Culture podcast with host Jennifer Villela!

Part 1

Part 2


Saturday, Nov. 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Margarita Paz-Pedro (Laguna/Santa Clara Pueblos, Mexican-American)

Margarita will show visitors the steps of her process of transferring photographs onto porcelain ceramics. Included with museum admission fee on Nov. 13, 2021. 

Sunday, Oct. 31

Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo) took the audience through several aspects of his practice of making sculpture in glass and stone.