Teri Greeves

Enrolled with the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Teri Greeves began beading at eight years old. After growing up on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming where her mother ran a trading post, she eventually graduated from UC Santa Cruz. Greeves began her career as a beadwork artist after winning Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999. She has won awards and honors at Indian Market, the Heard Museum and, in 2003, she received the Dobkin Fellow at the School of American Research.  In 2009 she was featured in the PBS television series, Craft in America and in 2016 she was selected as the USA Distinguished Fellow in Traditional Arts.  

Her work has been exhibited in Changing Hands 2 at the Museum of Art and Design; at the Brooklyn Art Museum’s Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains; in State of the Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum; and recently in Native Fashion Now at the Peabody Essex Museum. Greeves' work is also included in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the British Museum, the Heard Museum, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Portland Art Museum among others. Greeves lives with her husband and two sons in Santa Fe, NM.

Teri Greeves' work is currently featured in Reflections: Native Artists Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia from May 24, 2018-January 27, 2019.


Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

6:00pm | Campbell 153

Reception to Follow. Free Parking available in the Culbreth Road Garage.



Top Image: Sunboyz Women, 2011. Raw silk, canvas, wood, glass beads, wood beads, Swarovski crystals; Dimensions: w-72”, l-72”; Image: Courtesy of the Artist; Bottom Image: Rez Prode/Rez Girls: Beaded Shoes, 2009. Beaded high top tennis shoes, 11 x 9 x 3 1/2 in (27.9 x 22.9 x 89 cm). Albuquerque Museum; gift of Friends of Killer Heels, PC2015.23.1.1&2.