Melanie Yazzie

Lives in: Boulder, Colorado
Techniques: Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, Relief, Drypoint, Collagraph, Mixed Media

Melanie Yazzie is Dine/Navajo of the Salt Water Clan and Bitter Water Clan of the Dine/Navajo People of North Eastern Arizona. She is Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Her works belong to many collections such as: the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the Art Museum of Missoula, the Australian National Gallery, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Kennedy Museum of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum.  The artist is included in seminal books by Zena Pearlstone (About Face), Lucy Lippard (Lure of the Local) and Jackson Rushing (Native American Art in the Twentieth Century), and collected nationally and internationally in private and public collections.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as: Alaska, California, New Mexico, New York, Florida, New Zealand, France, Russia, Canada, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland and South Africa. She often takes part in collaborative art projects with indigenous artists in New Zealand, Siberia, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Japan, and in addition to teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts, the College of Santa Fe, University of Arizona, and now at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Of her journeys she says: “It’s at these gatherings and traveling from place to place that fuels my work and revitalizes my spirit!

Selected Works

"Spring Walks in Iowa" 2014


"Touch", 2009

"Winter Morning"

"Good Day," 11x15, 2014

"Another Day," 15x11, 2014