Phillips’ First Major Exhibition of Native American Art to Open 5 January

New Terrains Will Feature A Breadth of Important Native Artists from the Past Seventy Years, Including Oscar Howe, George Morrison, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Kay Walkingstick, Dana Claxton, and Many Others

Kent Monkman
Death of Adonis, 2010
72” x 120”

Phillips is pleased to announce New Terrains, a watershed exhibition of important works of contemporary Native American art. Exploring the influences of modernism, post-war and pop influences, the exhibit provides context for the evolution of contemporary Native art in the mid-to-late 20th and early 21st centuries. These artists evoke the rich diaspora of Native American tribal representation, including Canadian first nations people. Featuring over 60 artists, spanning seven decades, the works reflect the socio-political and artistic climates in which they were conceived. Native American art is continually expanding to embrace new ideas, expressions, and artistic mediums. Established, emerging, and under-recognized artists share their unique visions and stories of what it is to be an indigenous artist.

Cara Romero
Water Memory, 2015
78 x 78 in.

The exhibition opens 5 January at Phillips, located at 432 Park Avenue. New Terrains is co-curated by Bruce Hartman, Tony Abeyta, and James Trotta-Bono. Each of whom have garnered considerable recognition within the museum, artist, or private arenas. They have secured numerous, iconic works by a number of the most significant and highly sought-after contemporary Native American artists to date. Dozens of these artists have recently been featured in one-person or group exhibitions at major museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, and the Hammer Museum, Los  Angeles. Many of these works have here-to-fore not been publicly exhibited, nor have they been made available to collectors, foundations, or museums for acquisition.

To read more on the curators of the exhibition along with Kent Monkman, Oscar Howe, Dana Claxton, George Morrison, Teresa Baker, Eric Paul Riege, Fritz Scholder, and Geralyn Montano please click here.

For more information on Cara Romero, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Marie Watt, Calvin Toney, Charles Loloma, Nicholas Galanin, Craig George, Michael Kabotie, and Sarah Sense please click here.


Alex JanvierDiane O’LearyJeffrey GibsonPatrick Swazo Hinds
Allan HouserDiego RomeroJerry IngramPop Chalee
Anita FieldsEdgar Heap of BirdsJoe HerreraPreston Singletary
Anna TsouhlarakisEmma LewisJulie BuffaloheadRabbett Before Horses Strickland
Arthur AmiotteEmmi WhitehorseKay WalkingStickRhonda Holy Bear
Billy Soza War SoldierEric Paul RiegeKen WilliamsRichard Glazer Danay
Brad KahlhamerEsteban Cabeza de BacaKent MonkmanSarah Sense
Calvin ToneyFritz ScholderLawrence Paul YuxweluptunStarr Hardridge
Cannupa Hanska LugerGeorge AlexanderMargaret JacobsTC Cannon
Cara RomeroGeorge MorrisonMarie WattTeresa Baker
Carol Emarthle DouglasGeralyn MontanoMcKee PlateroTony Abeyta
Caroline MonnetGrey CohoeMichael KabotieTony Da
Charles LolomaHarry FonsecaMichael Nicoll YahgulanaasValjean Hessing
Craig GeorgeHelen HardinNarciso AbeytaVirgil Ortiz
Dana ClaxtonJames LavadourNicholas GalaninYatika Starr Fields
David BradleyJamie OkumaNorman Akers 
Dempsey BobJaune Quick-to-See SmithOscar Howe 

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