Artist Talk: Shelley Niro

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6pm | Campbell Hall 153

Shelley Niro (Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River, Brantford, Ontario) is a multimedia artist whose iconic visual narratives incorporate photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, film, and beadwork to disrupt stereotypical representations of Native people as vanishing, the objectification of Native women, the family and community connections between ancestral traditions and contemporary realities of indigenous lived experiences, and to honor, reflect upon and critique historical and contemporary treaty, sovereignty, and land issues.

Niro is visiting UVA as a Visiting Fellow of the Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative along with artist ElizaBeth Hill (Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River, Brantford, Ontario.)