Michael Namingha is a multidisciplinary artist with a spare contemporary aesthetic. A keen observer of today's society, he creates a compelling mix of imagery and words commenting on modern interpersonal relations and contemporary  culture. His ability to distill everyday conversational statements results in work that surprises and engages the viewer.His current body of work explores the vanishing and changing landscape of the American West.  He received his B.B.A. from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

 

Attended Master Classes at the Santa Fe Art Institute (1996-97) with:

  • Judy Pfaff
  • Donald Lipski
  • John Baldessari
  • Fritz Scholder
  • Manuel Neri
  • Stephen Auger

 

Public Collections:

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM

Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

 

Exhibitions:

2017

Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives  New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Conception, Abstraction, Reduction: The Art of Dan, Arlo, and Michael Namingha  Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe, NM

2016 

Grand Muse, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona

Alcoves 16/17.4 New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 "The Train Must Be Fed" Santa Fe Community Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 lululemon men atheletica, SoHo, New York

You Are On Indian Land, Group Exhibition, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona.

2015

Octopus Dreams, Group Exhibition, Tobinodai Historic Site Park Museum, Funabashi City, Japan

 "NewsFeed" Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, New Mexico

25th Anniversary Exhibit, Niman Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Double Vision, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014

Pop-Up Gallery Santa Fe Collective, Brooklyn, New York

August Exhibit, Niman Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lucent Exhibit, Cloud 5 Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pop Up Gallery Santa Fe Collective, Albert Kinney Festival, Venice Beach, California

Pop-Up Gallery, Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2013

Arternative Light 3, Musee Oceanographique de Monaco, Monaco

Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, California

 Niman Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ekaterinburg Museum, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Arternative Light 2, Chapiteau de Fontvieille, Monaco

Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

 2011

Arternative Light, Chapiteau de Fontvieille, Monaco

 2010

Jay Etkin Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Niman Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009

Niman Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Appointments:

  • 2013-2017 Board of Directors of the Foundation Board of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2008-2013 Served as Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico..
  • 2012-2015 Chairman of the Art in Public Places Committee, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2012-2016 Board of Directors, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2008 UNESCO delegate.  New Designers Workshop 2008: Roots Finder - DESIGN DNA Nagoya, Japan