Skye Tafoya; Artist Talk

Artist lecture by 
Skye Tafoya
February 17 , Thursday, 6pm, JTB118

Skye Tafoya is an Indigenous artist from the Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo tribes. Her tribal heritage and lineage are significant components that are always present within her work. Skye has worked in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms ranging in sizes from hand-held to life-size. She creates work using serigraph and letterpress printmaking, and through paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and book-making. Her work and designs are influenced by basketry and contains themes of cultural teachings, Cherokee language preservation, and personal and family narratives. She creates with the intention of preserving and sharing stories, language, culture, and experiences. 
Skye published her first artist book, Ul’nigid’, in the spring of 2020 and has displayed work nationally in California, Georgia, Ohio, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and internationally in Russia. She received her B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and her M.F.A. from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore

For more information about her artworks, visit:
IG handle @r.skye.t


This event has been made possible with the support of the Art Department Nieder Endowment, the School of the Arts Artist Lecture Funding, and the College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment. Thank you.


Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

JTB (Jot Travis Building) , 118