James Luna

Artist-in-Residence - February 2011
Series: Sumojazz

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Series: Indian Edge

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James Luna

Hailing from the La Jolla Indian Reservation in California, Luna is best known for his performance and multimedia installation art, including the 1987 “Artifact Piece,” an award-winning installation/performance for which he posed lying down in a museum display case along with some of his personal belongings as cultural artifacts. In 2005 Luna represented the National Museum of the American Indian at the Venice Biennale. Having garnered numerous awards, including a 2007 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, Luna is an artist whose work has been widely acclaimed for its challenging confrontations and innovative explorations of Native American identities and stereotypes.

For his time at Crow’s Shadow, Luna collaborated with Master Printer Frank Janzen to create an original body of works on paper.