Alan Michelson

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Alan Michelson is an internationally recognized New York-based artist, curator, writer, lecturer and Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River.

For over twenty-five years, he has been a leading practitioner of a socially engaged, critically aware, site-specific art grounded in local context and informed by the retrieval of repressed histories. Sourcing from both indigenous and western culture, he works in a varied range of media and materials, among them painting, sculpture, photography, sound, video, glass, and stone.

He is the recipient of several awards, including an NEA Visual Artists Fellowship, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowship, and the GSA Design Award, Citation in Art. His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

His practice includes public art, and Mantle, his large-scale monument honoring Virginia’s Indian nations, was recently dedicated on Capitol Square in Richmond. Michelson is co-founder and co-curator, with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, of the Indigenous New York series.

Contact: studio@alanmichelson.com




CV (Downloadable pdf)

Public Art 

2018 Mantle, the Virginia Indian Tribute, Capitol Square, Richmond, VA
2013 Finalist, Staten Island Railway Arthur Kill Station project, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design
2010 GSA Design Excellence Award, Citation in Art, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC 
Americans for the Arts 2010 Public Art Year in Review
2009 Third Bank of the River, Art in Architecture public art commission, U.S. General Services Administration
1992 U.S. Land Port of Entry, Massena, NY REPOhistory—The Lower Manhattan Sign Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY (catalog)
1990 Earth’s Eye, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
 

Solo Exhibitions 

2018 Alan Michelson: Historicity, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
2013 TwoRow II by Alan Michelson, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, British Columbia
2012 Alan Michelson: Eaglehawk, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2005 New Tribe: New York, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY (catalog)
2004 NATIVity, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario (catalog)
2000 Alan Michelson, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, OH
1999 Ganohonyohk, Art in General, New York, NY (brochure)
Oneonta, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1993 Cult of Memory, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
1990 At Sea, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions         

2018 Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King Art Center, Cornwall, NY
Unholding, Artists Space, New York, NY
2017 Once Upon A Time...The Western, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec
The Western: An Epic in Art and Film, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
2016 Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
House of Dust, James Gallery, The Center for the Humanities, City University of New York, New York, NY
2015 Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
House of Dust, James Gallery, The Center for the Humanities, City University of New York, New York, NY
2013 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (catalog)
Sakahàn: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art, National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (catalog)
Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art., Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Canada
2012 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations, Sydney, Australia (catalog)
A Stake in the Ground, Art Mur, Montréal, Canada
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, Contemporary Native Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY [Touring Exhibition] (catalog)
Home on Native Land, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Bell Lightbox HSBC Gallery, Toronto, Canada
We are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY [Touring Exhibition] (catalog)
2011 Stop(the)gap: International Indigenous art in motion, Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia, presented in partnership with the 2011 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival
2010 The Sixth Borough, No Longer Empty, Governors Island, New York, NY
Not a Place, An Outlook, No Longer Empty Film Series, Governors Island, New York, NY
Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
2009 Lives of the Hudson, Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalog)
The Muhheakantuck in Focus, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Riverdale, NY (catalog)
Aesthetics of Crossing, Van Alen Institute, New York, NY
2008 Into the Trees, The Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi International, Ghent, NY
2007 Atlas Americas, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (catalog)
Thoreau Reconsidered, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Oh So Iroquois, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (catalog)
Shapeshifters, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (catalog)
2006 PAUMANOK, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, NY
Voyage, Permanent collection installation, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
2005 The American West, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (catalog)
2004 Birdspace, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA (catalog)
FLOCK, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY
Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture, Artrain USA (touring)
2003 Imaging the River, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Lebensorte—Kunstraume, Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany (catalog)
2002 8th Native American Fine Art Invitational, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ (catalog)
Alan Michelson, Phil Young, Kay WalkingStick: Recent Work, Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
2001 Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY (catalog)
Crosscurrents 2001, Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2000 Who stole the teepee?, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
1999 Building Histories, Apex Art, New York, NY
1998 Keeping Track of the Joneses, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1997 Days of Invention, AICH Gallery, New York, NY
Made in New York, Institute of American Indian Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Red River Crossings, Swiss Institute, New York, NY (catalog)
1994 Timepieces, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY/Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
1993 Trade Routes, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
For the Seventh Generation, Art in General, New York, NY (catalog)
1992 Edge 92 Biennial, Madrid, Spain/London, UK (catalog)
1991 SITEseeing: Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
1988 Re-Visions, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada (catalog)
1987 We the People, Artists Space, New York, NY (catalog)
Art on the Beach, Creative Time, New York, NY
1986 Three Young Artists in Boston, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

Grants and Awards 

2017 Macgeorge Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Creative Change 2012 Retreat Invited Artist, Sundance, UT
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Professional Production Award
2011 Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artist Fellowship
Invited Artist/Fellow, Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art
2010 2010 GSA Design Excellence Award, Citation in Art, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Americans for the Arts 2010 Public Art Year in Review
Rhode Island School of Design PTFA Technical Fund Grant
2004 New York Community Trust, $20,000 Visual Artist Grant
2003 Peter S. Reed Foundation, Inc. Grant
Artist’s Residency, Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt, Germany
Artist’s Residency, Woodland Cultural Centre, Ontario, Canada
2002 Rhode Island School of Design Professional Development Fund Grant
1999 Artist-in-Residence, Art in General, New York, NY
Foreman Institute Fellowship, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1994 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Visual Arts Residency, Pyramid Atlantic/Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, University of the Arts
1990 NYSCA Visual Artist Sponsored Work Award/Public Art Fund, Inc.
1989 Artist-in-Residence, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant
1987 Center Award, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Publications  

2019 Wright, Amy Beth. “Land Studies: Ecocriticism at the Princeton University Art Museum," Art in America, January 9, 2019
2018 Green, Christopher. "In the Studio: Alan Michelson," Art in America, November 21, 2018
Ethical Encounter in Alan Michelson’s TwoRow II,” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, and Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2018
Jaojoco, Patrick. “Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2018
Bury, Louis. “The Ghosts of Our Future Climate at Storm King”, Hyperallergic, July 29, 2018
Baldwin, Brent. “The Artist Behind the New Virginia Indian Monument Talks About Its Symbolism”, Style Weekly, April 24, 2018
Carrington, Ronald E. “New Capitol Square Monument honors Virginia’s native tribes”, Richmond Free Press, April 19, 2018
Martz, Michael. “‘Mantle,' a monument to Virginia's Indian tribes, dedicated at state Capitol”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 17, 2018
Scott, Andrea K. “Unholding, an Art Show about America,” The New Yorker, January 22, 2018
Smith, Roberta and Schwendener, Martha. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week”, The New York Times, January 10, 2018
Stevenson, Shaun A. “Decolonizing Hydrosocial Relations: The River as a Site of Cheetham, Mark A. Landscapes into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the 60’s, Pennsylvania State University Press
2017 Schilling, Vincent. "Olympian Billy Mills Announces Historic Monument: the Virginia Indian Mantle”, Indian Country Today, June 28, 2017
2015 Watson, Mark. “Unsettled borders and memories: a “local” indigenous perspective on contemporary globalization”, Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Vol. 7
Green, Christopher. “Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 5, 2015
2014 Berlo, Janet Catherine, and Phillips, Ruth B. Native North American Art, (Oxford History of Art), Second Edition, Oxford University Press USA
2013 Whyte, Murray. “Ghost Dance at Ryerson Image Centre: outrage for the past; hope for the future”, Toronto Star, October 12, 2013
Tabobondung, Rebeka. “Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.”, Muskrat Magazine, October 29, 2013
Nahwegahbow, Barb. "Ghost Dance explores the artist as activist”, Windspeaker, Volume 31, Issue 7, October 2013
Golubock, D. Garrison. "5th Biennale Opens Main Exhibit ‘More Light’”, The Moscow Times, September 20, 2013
Sopova, Alexandra. “Moscow Art Biennale offers a model for the world”, Russia Beyond the Headlines, September 20, 2013
Roberts, Gillian and Stirrup, David, eds. Parallel Encounters: Culture at the Canada-US Border, (Cultural Studies Series), Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario
Roberts, Kathleen. “Beyond buckskin and braids”, ABQJournal, August 18, 2013
Gadoua, Renee K. “Peace Sign: Powerful Symbol Is Used by Artists”, Syracuse New Times, June 26, 2013
Berlo, Janet Catherine, and Marr, Alexander Brier. “Changing Hands, Shifting Paradigms: Materiality, Craft, and Identity in Twenty-First-Century Native Art”. American Indian Art Magazine, Volume 38
2012 Horton, Jessica. “Eighteenth Biennale of Sydney”, Artvoices Magazine, October 2012
Green, Kristen. “Tribute to Va. Indians narrowed to 2 designs”, Richmond Times- Dispatch, September 23, 2012
Sullivan, Eve. “Biennale of Sydney: a pleasure bender for art hooligans”, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Blog, August 14, 2012
Rosenbaum, Lee. “Native, North American, New”, Wall Street Journal (Arts and Leisure), August 7, 2012
Radok, Stephanie. “All our relations”, The Adelaide Review, August 2012
Vitlin, Alex. “The 18th Biennale of Sydney: Contemporary art takes over the Harbor City”, Cool Hunting, July 11, 2012
Miller, Alan. “Altogether Now: the 18th Biennale of Sydney”, The Berkshire Review: an international journal for the arts, July 8, 2012
Daly-Peoples, John. “More from the Biennale of Sydney”, The National Business Review: Weekend Review (NZ)
Dixon, Guy. “Toronto festival spotlights an indigenous new wave that’s ‘starting to crest’”, Toronto Globe and Mail, June 24, 2012
Roth, Moira. “Gleanings 18: Alan Michelson”, Moira Roth’s Gleanings on Tumblr (18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations)
Leizens, Tish. “Must See: NMAI in New York’s ‘We Are Here! The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibit”, Indian Country Today Media Network, May 26, 2012
Pohl, Frances K. Framing America: A Social History of American Art (Third Edition), Thames and Hudson USA
Keating, Neal B. Iroquois Art, Power, and History, University of Oklahoma Press
2011 Phillips, Ruth B. “From Harmony to Antiphony: The Indigenous Presence in a (Future) Portrait Gallery of Canada”, in Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums. McGill-Queens University Press, 2011
Morris, Kate. “Running the Medicine Line: Images of the Border in Contemporary Native American Art”, American Indian Quarterly, volume 35, number 4, Fall 2011
L’Hirondelle, Leanne. “Alan Michelson”, Vision Project. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Rickard, Jolene. “Visualizing Sovereignty in the Time of Biometric Sensors”, South Atlantic Journal. Spring 2011
Redwood, Tom. “Indigenous media art: complex visions”, RealTime issue #102, April-May 2011
White, Sarah. “Tracy Moffatt/Stop(the)Gap/tall man”, Artlink, Indigenous: Beauty and Terror, Volume 31, number 2
Denis, Marie-Alice. “GSA Honors 11 Winners with Design Awards”, U.S. General Services Administration
2010 Hegert, Natalie. “In Another World”, ARTslant New York, June 19, 2010
2009 Morris, Kate. “Art on the River: Alan Michelson Highlights Border-Crossing Issues”, Smithsonian Institution American Indian Magazine, Winter 2009
Blue Spruce, Duane, and Tanya Thrasher (eds.), The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC
2008 Heartney, Eleanor. "GSA Art in Architecture Selected Artworks 1997-2008", U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Everett, Deborah, and Elayne Zorn (eds.). Encyclopedia of Native American Artists, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT
Doan, Abigail. “Omi International Art Center Grows Greener”, Inhabit.com, November 22, 2008
Dick, Terence. “Shapeshifters, Time Travelers, and Storytellers”, Border Crossings, Issue 105-February 2008
2007 Everett, Deborah. “Light on Shadowed Ground: Alan Michelson”, Sculpture Magazine, May 2007
Chamberlain, Colby. “‘Thoreau Revisited’ and ‘Three for Society’”, Artforum.com
Milroy, Sarah. “A new look at our entangled worlds”, Toronto Globe and Mail, October 6, 2007
2005 Ash-Milby, Kathleen E. “Contemporary Native American Art in the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Legacy”, European Review of Native American Studies, 19:1, 2005
2004 McLellan, Marian. “The Birds”, New Orleans Art Review, March/April 2004
2003 Zimmer, William. “Out of the Water, Inspiration”, New York Times, December 28, 2003
Schutte, Christoph. “Geschichte ist oft sehr schmerhaft”, Frankfurter Allegemeine, June 7, 2003
Fisher, Jean. Vampires in the Text: Narratives of Contemporary Art, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK
2002 Pinder, Kymberly N. (ed.), Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History, Routledge, New York, NY
1999 Wallis, Brian (ed.), Art Matters: how the culture wars changed America, NYU Press, New York, NY
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review; ‘Building Histories’”, New York Times, November 5, 1999
1998 Lustig, Jessica (ed.), “Takeout: Art”, TimeOut New York, March 19-26, 1998
Gould, Claudia, and Valerie Smith (eds.), 5000 Artists Return to Artists Space: 25 Years, Artists Space, New York, NY
1996 Camhi, Leslie. “Accounts Paid”, Village Voice, December 17, 1996
Cotter, Holland. “Red River Crossings”, New York Times, November 29, 1996
1994 Harrison, Helen. “Messages Communicated by the Detritus”, New York Times, October 30, 1994
1993 Canning, S. “Trade Routes”, New Art Examiner, December 1993
1992 Fisher, Jean. “In Search of the ‘Inauthentic’”, Art Journal, Fall 1992
Tarkington, Melissa, “Art Signs Challenge ‘History’”, New York Newsday, June 26, 1992
1990 Zimmer, William. “Everyday Expectations with a Twist”, New York Times, December 23, 1990
Kahn, Eve. “Strata”, The New Yorker, October 22, 1990
1988 Morgan, Marie. “Re-Visions”, Vanguard, April/May 1988
1987 Lippard, Lucy R. “Holding a mirror up to America”, The Guardian, December 16, 1987
Bauld, Harold. “Painters and Patrons”, Boston Magazine, September 1987
1986 Narrett, Eugene. “Three Young Artists”, New Art Examiner, November 1986
Temin, Christine. “’Three Young Artists’ truly a stellar show”, Boston Globe, September 13, 1986

Writing 

2018 Michelson, Alan. “Designing Americans: A Conversation with Wendy Evans Joseph,” NAD NOW, The Journal of the National Academy of Design, October 29, 2018
Michelson, Alan. “Subject Matters”, ArtsEverywhere, June 1, 2018
2006 Michelson, Alan. “Failure to Launch”, Vision, Space, Desire: Global Perspectives and Cultural Hybridity, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and New York, NY
2001 Michelson, Alan, “Lost Tribe”, Children of the Dragonfly (ed. Robert Bensen), University of Arizona Press, Tuscon, AZ
1994 Michelson, Alan. The Conspiracy of Pontiac, Pyramid Atlantic/Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Education 

BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, 1981 
Columbia College, New York, NY  

Teaching

2012 Parsons The New School, New York, NY; Adjunct Assistant Professor
2011-2012 Purchase College, School of Art + Design, Purchase, NY; Adjunct Assistant Professor
2010-2011 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Academic Sabbatical
2003-2010 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Senior Critic, Division of Foundation Studies
2001-2003 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Part-time Faculty, Painting Department
2001 Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art and Art History

Professional Affiliations and Activities 

2018 Art, Culture, and Technology reviewer, MIT
New York State Council on the Arts, panel reviewer
2017 Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts
2016-2017 Co-founder and co-curator, Indigenous New York, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School
2014 ArtPlace Innovation Grant Program reviewer
2013 ArtsLink Projects selection panelist, CEC ArtsLink
2012 Invited Artist, Creative Change 2012 Retreat, Sundance, UT
Panelist for Shortlisting Event, 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative for Fresh Kills Park, New York, NY
2011 ArtsLink Projects selection panelist, CEC ArtsLink
2009 ArtsLink Projects selection panelist, CEC ArtsLink
2005 Invited Artist, “Vision, Space, Desire: Global Perspectives and Cultural Hybridity”, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Venice Symposium, Venice, Italy
2003 Co-Chair, CAA Annual Conference Studio Art Open Session, “Curator as Collaborator”, New York, NY
2002 NYFA Prize panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts
1999-2003 Artists’ Advisory Committee: Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts
1999-2000 Artists’ Advisory Board, Art in General
1998-1999 Visiting Artist/Writer, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1999 Sculpture panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship Program
Artist-in-Residence Program panel reviewer, National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustave Heye Center, New York, NY

Lectures and Panels

2018 aabaakwad (it clears after a storm) symposium, Style & Stories panel, Art Gallery of Ontario
Native Art in 1980s New York City, panel, Artists Space, New York, NY
2017 Humans of the Institution, speaker, University of Bergen/ Frontier Imaginaries, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frontier Imaginaries Ed. No. 3, Toxic Properties, E-flux, New York, NY
Distances, Origins, and Other Concerns, panel, Art in General, New York, NY
The Aesthetics of Erasure, lecture, Parallel Histories Symposium, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia
2016 Seeing Place Through Indigenous History, lecture, Syracuse Symposium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
MOVEMENT: The New Global Indigenous, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York, NY
2015 Tent Embassy, Performa 15, New York, NY
Artist talk, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
2013 Artist Talk, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada
Dislocation Panel, 5th Moscow Biennale Public Program, Moscow, Russia
“Two Row Wampum Renewal Conference”, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
“Changing Hands, Exchanging Perspectives”, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Artist Lecture, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
2012 Sydney Biennial Artist Talk, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Sydney Biennial Symposium, Panel: In Finite Blue Planet. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
“Talk on the Guswentah (Two Row Wampum)”, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
Otsego Institute Seminar Lecture, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
AMT Visiting Artist Lecture: Alan Michelson, Parsons The New School, New York, NY
2011 Art Forum Lecture: Alan Michelson, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
"Indigenuity”, keynote lecture, “Indigeneity and the Arts: Visual Culture and Communication”, 3rd Native Studies Research Network, UK conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
"Where art worlds meet: A conversation with Indigenous Hawaiian, Native American, and Aboriginal artists”, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
2009 Artist’s Talk, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY
2008 “Contemporary Native Art: Museums and the Public Realm” Panel, American Friends of the Arts Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA
2006 “Fresh Approaches to the Iroquois Experience”, Conference on New York State History Panel, Columbia University, New York, NY
“Contemporary Native American Art of the Northeast” Panel, College Art Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA
“Multiple Modernities” Panel, Columbia University, New York, NY
2005 Artist’s Talk, National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustave Heye Center, New York, NY
2004 Visiting Artist Lecture, Smith College, Northampton, MA
2003 “Native American Art and Spiritual Aesthetics?”, Artists Talk on Art, New York, NY
Artist’s Lecture, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2002 Visiting Artist Lecture, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Visiting Artist Lecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
2000 Visiting Artist Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist Lecture, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
1999 Foreman Institute Fellow Lecture, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1998 Visiting Artist Lecture, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1997 Artist’s Talk, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
1996 “Red River Crossings” Panel, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
1995 “Intertextual Strategies” Panel, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
1994 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1993 Artist’s Talk, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
“History/Memory” Panel, SUNY Old Westbury, New York, NY
1992 “Rediscovering Columbus” Panel, South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY
1991 College Art Association Annual Conference Panel, “The Silent Message of the Museum”, Chair: Fred Wilson, Chicago, IL
1990 “Sculptors Addressing Our Changing Ecosystem” Panel, International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC
1989 Artist-in-Residence Lecture, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY
1988 “Re-Visions” Panel, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

Interviews 

2011 University of Southern Australia, Stop(the)gap: International Indigenous Art in Motion
"Awaye!” Program, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio National, March 19, 2011 
"Indigenous art with Alan Michelson”, US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, March 3, 2011
2009 Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Avis Berman interviewer
Tang Museum, “Lives of the Hudson”, Director John Weber interviewer
2005 Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics featured interview, Raquel Chapa interviewer
2004 “Six O’Clock News”, CKCO, Kitchener, Ontario
2003 "Hauptsache Kultur”, Hessicher Rundfunk, German TV
2001 “Art Zone”, BBC Radio
1997 “City Arts”, Thirteen WNET
1996 “Sunday Morning”, CBC Radio
1993 “L’Atelier”, FR3, French TV
1992 “Seventh Generation: What Columbus Learned”, WSKG Public Television
“Kultur Revecz”, Hungarian National Television 
  

Collections 

National Gallery of Canada 
National Museum of the American Indian
Woodland Cultural Centre 
Heard Museum 
Boston Trade Bank 
Rhode Island School of Design Library 
Chicago Art Institute 
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum 
New York Public Library
Fales Library & Special Collections 
Wellington Management Company, LLP