Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Recita Hall September 30, 2009
Judy Tuwaletstiwa is a mixed media painter who uses natural materials, such as sand, mud, feathers, sticks, and fiber, with acrylic on canvas. She is also a writer and a teacher. Her paintings and her limited edition first book, The Canyon Poem, reside in numerous private, corporate and public collections. She has shown her work in many group and solo exhibitions over the past thirty years, nationally and internationally. Of her art, she writes: “Art is an act of devotion: having faith that meaning will evolve out of the making of an image. Devotion asks for discipline, freely given. My work is to integrate the dark and the light into a harmonious whole that speaks directly to the soul.”
Judy Tuwaletstiwa was born in Los Angeles in 1941. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962, concentrating on the English Medieval period. She earned an M.A.T. in English Literature from Harvard University in 1963. She has produced two limited edition books, The Canyon Poem, 1997 and Mapping Water, 2007. She is married to Phillip Tuwaletstiwa of Kykotsmovi, a village on the Hopi Reservation where they lived for 12 years before moving to the village of Galisteo in northern New Mexico.
attached left image: bosque 2: digital print, 24" x 36". attached right image: prima materia III: 72" x 48", cottonwood twigs, bamboo sticks, sand, acrylic on canvas