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Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie was born into the Bear Clan of the Taskigi Nation, and born for the Tsinajinnie Clan of the Diné Nation. Exhibited nationally and internationally, Tsinhnahjinnie claims photography and video as her primary languages. Creating fluent images of Native thought, her emphasis is art for Indigenous

She has been a recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, a Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of California Irvine, the First Peoples Community Artist Award, and a Rockefeller artist in residence. She is currently Director of the C.N. Gorman Museum at University of California Davis and Associate Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at University of California Davis.

recent exhibitions:

Double Vision: New Works by Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
, Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1/7-3/31 and C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis, 9/29-12/2/11.

Kill the Man, Save the Indian, FotoArt Festival, Bielsko, Poland, 10/16-10/31/10.

I am Not a Mascot!, Women’s Center Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, 4/3-6/5/10.

Our People, Our Land, Our Images
Currently on tour through Mid-America Arts Alliance until 2016.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, 10/8/11-3/1/2012.

Fragile Connection, The University of Texas at Dallas, University Theatre Gallery, 2/8-4/16/11.

Acting Up: Performing the Indian, Platform Gallery, Winnepeg, 1/21-3/4/11.

Map(ing) 2011: Working Proof, Night Gallery, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix, 1/6-1/30/11.

Unfixed: Photography and postcolonial perspectives in contemporary art, Center for Contemporary Art, Dordrecht, the Netherlands 10/23-12/4/10.

Shelley + Hulleah = Trouble, you me gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 7/10-8/9/09.


recent publications with writings by the artist:

Visual Currencies: Reflections of Native American Photography
National Museums of Scotland, edited by Henrietta Lidchi & Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie

Diversity and Dialogue: Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art
"Visual Sovereignty: A Continuous Aboriginal/Indigenous Landscape"
Eiteljorg Museum and University of Washington Press, 2007
Our People, Our Land, Our Images: International Indigenous Photography
Heyday Books, Berkeley, 2007
About the exhibition

Path Breakers: Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art
Eiteljorg Museum and University of Washington Press, 2003

Click here for an article about H.J. Tsinhnahjinnie by V.Passalacqua (without illustrations)

Photography's Other Histories, 2003
When is a photograph worth a thousand words? by H.J.Tsinhnahjinnie
Click here for the essay (without illustrations)

click here to contact Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie

or email Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Director
CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall
University of California, Davis CA 95616


All images and video are the copyright of Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie.
Do not copy, download or use without permission of the artist. ©2003-2012 Rezzarat Productions and Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie