About Marwin Begaye

Marwin Begaye, Navajo
P.O. Box 2073
Norman, OK 73070

mbegaye@cox.net


Marwin Begaye is an internationally exhibited printmaker, painter.  As Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Visual Arts, his research has been concentrated on issues of cultural identity, especially the intersection of traditional American Indian culture and pop culture. He also has conducted research in the technical aspects of relief printing and the use of mixed‐media. His work has been exhibited nationally across the U.S. and internationally New Zealand, Argentina, Paraguay, Italy, Siberia and Estonia. He has received numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition Fellowship, Best of Classification in Graphics at 2019 Santa Fe Indian Market among many others. He has been featured in many publications and is represented by Exhibit C in Oklahoma City.

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Murmuration, The Stream Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

2015

  • Migrations, State Capitol Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Native Visions, Gallery 109, Santa Fe, NM
  • Centered, Southwest Medical Center Gallery, Lawton, OK

2014 

  • Marwin Begaye: Contemporary Indigenous Printmaker, Pool Art Center
    Gallery, Drury University Springfield, MO

2012

  • Marwin Begaye: A Quite Moment, Ponce City Art Center, Ponce City, OK

2011

  • University of Colorado- McCombs Family Printmaking Gallery,
    University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • XXL: Visual Commentary on the Legacy of Fort Maroin, Lawrence Arts,
    Canter, Lawrence, KS

2010

  • Under Pressure, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe NM

2009

  • What’s Your Sugar, Bacone College, Muskugee, OK

2007

  • What’s Your Sugar? Diabetes in Indian Country, University of Oklahoma, School of Art, Lightwell Gallery, Norman, OK
  • Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, OK

2002

  • Marwin Begaye, Arts n Scraps Art Store, Norman, OK

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • E/AB Fair, Crows Shadow, New York, NY
  • Borders and Boundaries, ArtVentures Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
  • Jackalope, Taproom, SGC Conference, Laramie, WY
  • Mutual Language, Dawson City Print and Publishing Festival, Dawson City, AK
  • Summer Do, Quarry Arts Gallery, Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei, NZ
  • 97th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, Santa, Fe, NM

2017

  • Tears of Duk’Wibbahl, Evergreen Gallery, Evergreen Education and Cultural Center, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
  • Train of Ink,  International Southern Graphic Conference, Atlanta GA
  • Water is Life, Kingsway, Corridor Gallery, University of London, Goldsmith College, London, UK
  • 96th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governor’s, Santa Fe, NM

2016

  • Back Where they came From, Leedy Contemporary, Kansas, City, KS
  • The Drum Show, Exhibit C, Oklahoma City, OK
  • New Harmony, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Vision/ReVision, Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OK

2015

  • ReRiding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, All my Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 94th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

2014

  • Concept Me, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, OK
  • KoKiri Putahi: 7th Gathering of International Indigenous Visual Artist Ngapuhi Festival, Kiakohe, New Zealand
  • La Calaca III, Eugenuis Gallery, Windsor, Australia,
  • Odd One Out Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • The Hidden Room in the House; Printmakers and the Art of Sublimation, Tomas G. Carpenter Library of Special Collections, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • Inhabit, Southern Graphics International Conference, Compound Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • start Norman: Threshold Project, Old Lumber Yard, Norman, OK

2013

  • What’s Love Got to Do With it, Collaboration with Hartel Dance Company, Chris Castleberry, Aaron Robinson, Tonia Sina, Skip Largent, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Todevia en mi Momoria, Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Posada Centenario: La Calaca Press III International Print Exchange, Atelier Int’l Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Casa De Los Tres Mundos, Granda Nicaragua
  • Art From Indian Territory: Contemporary Native Art From Oklahoma, All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • State of the State: Survey Contemporary of Contemporary Printmaking, Dundee, Scotland
  • Gallup Inter tribal Ceremonial, Red Rock State Park Convention Center, Gallup, NM
  • POPup Gallery, Dreamer Concepts, Bartlesville, OK
  • Red Earth Festival, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Air, Land, Seed, 516 Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
  • Venice Biennale, University of Venice Ca’ Fosacari, Venice, Italy
  • Octopus Dreams, 516 Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
  • 801 Printmaking Show, 801 Art Gallery Lofts, Minneapolis, MN
  • Modern Impulses and Surreal Dreams, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
  • Awesome Printmakers Unite, Turku Museum, Finland
  • The Average Path Length, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PSOA, Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI
  • Upstream/Downstream, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PSOA, Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI
  • Impact 8 Print Conference: Borders & Crossings, Dundee, Scotland
  • The Hidden Room in the House; Printmakers and the Art of Sublimation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PSOA, Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowships/Awards

2018

  • Best of Division in Graphics, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM

2017

  • SPAM Award, Evergreen Longhouse and Cultural Center, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
  • Best of Division in Graphics, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM

2016

  • First Place in Graphics, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM

2015

  • First Place in Graphics, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
  • Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM

2013

  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Projects Grant, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Art and Art History, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Faculty Travel Assistance Program Funds, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • O. Gail Poole Travel Grant, Norman Arts Council, Norman, OK
  • Artist-in-Residency Fellowship, Impact vs. Influence, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
  • First Place, Drawing and Graphics, Red Earth Festival, Division II, Oklahoma City, OK
  • First Place, Painting on Canvas, 92nd Annual Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

2011

  • Second Place, Drawing and Graphics, Red Earth Festival, Division II, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Second Place, Painting on Canvas, 90th Annual Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

2010

  • Recognition for Community Service, Indian Health Service, Southern Plains Regional Awards, Oklahoma City, OK

2009

  • Second Place, Drawing and Painting, Red Earth Festival, Division II, Oklahoma City, OK

Residencies

  • Crows Shadow Artist in Residence Program, Crows Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR
  • Institute of American Indian Arts Artist in Residence Program, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Collections

  • Spinelli Archives at the Center for University Archives and Special Collections, Plymouth State University. Plymouth, NH
  • Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, Permanent Collection, Gallup, NM
  • Ben and Barbara Harjo, Private Collection, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Bacone College, Special Collections, Muskogee, OK
  • Christchurch Art Center, Special Collections, Christchurch, NZ
  • Dr. Mary Jo Watson, Private Collection, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Drive By Press Print Teaching Archive, Madison, WI
  • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Norman, OK
  • Eva Williams, Private Collection, Lawton, OK
  • Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Permanent Collection, Santa Fe, NM
  • Oklahoma Arts Institute, Private Collection, Norman, OK
  • Joe Fedderson, Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ
  • Julia Rose, Private Collection, Santa Fe, NM
  • Paul Rainbird, Private Collection, Santa Fe, NM
  • Philbrook Museum, Permanent Collection, Tulsa, OK
  • Proyecto ‘Ace, Contemporary Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Southern Graphic Council, Permanent Collection, Athens, GA
  • St. Laurence University, Canton, NY
  • Touchstone Center for the Arts, Permanent Collection, Uniontown, PA
  • University of California-Davis, Special Collections, Davis, CA
  • University of Colorado-Boulder, Special Collocations, Boulder, CO
  • University of Oklahoma, School of Art, Printmaking Department, Permanent Collection, Norman, OK
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Walatowa Cultural Center, Permanent Collection, Jemez, NM
  • Dr. William Wiggins, Little Rock, AR
  • Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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