Galleries of Contemporary Art
Map(ing) Project

Jason Garcia, Tewa Tales of Suspense (detail), 15 x 19", Screenprint, 2009

Map(ing) Project

February 5–March 19, 2016

GOCA Downtown


Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.

The Map(ing) Project is a biennial visual art exhibition, artistic residency, and symposium that investigates the personal and cultural histories of Native American and Indigenous artists through printmaking. The project features a visual art exhibition and symposium that engages participants and audiences with contemporary artistic practices and cultural identities. GOCA will exhibit 21 prints created through the project and host artists as part of the day-long symposium on March 12, 2016. The exhibit is part of Mo'Print 2016, a regional celebration of printmaking.

Established in 2009 at the Arizona State University's School of Art printmaking program by project founder and director Mary Hood, Map(ing) invites indigenous artists to work with graduate students to create an original, limited edition, fine art print over a ten-day period. The collaborative process generates new forms of knowledge and expression as artists communicate their intentions and concepts, and students must carefully listen and translate their ideas into a graphic medium. Printmaking and visual storytelling become tools for sharing culture, place, language, and identify.

Past Map(ing) artists include: Dana Claxton 2009, John Feodorov 2015, Nicholas Galanin 2013, Jason Garcia 2009, Thomas Greyeyes 2013, Rowan Harrison 2013, Ahkima Honyumptewa 2011, Tom Jones 2015, Sonya Kelliher-Combs 2013, Craig Kelly 2015, Randy Kemp 2009, 2011, Dallin Maybee 2011, Wanesia Misquadace 2011, Warren Montoya 2015, Eliza Naranjo Morse 2011, Marilou Schultz 2011, Sarah Sense 2015, Yolanda Hart Stevens 2009, C. Maxx Stevens 2013, Hulleah J.Tsinhnahjinnie 2011, and Steven Yazzie 2009.