Dylan A. T. Miner

DYLAN AT MINER (MÉTIS) is a border-crossing artist, activist, historian, curator, and professor working throughout Turtle Island (the Americas). In 2010, he was awarded a prestigious Artist Leadership Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian, USA). He has hung thirteen solo exhibitions, including shows at Small Projects (Norway), Urban Shaman Gallery (Canada), ARC Gallery (USA), University of Notre Dame (USA), and Fort Lewis College (USA), among others. As a member of the artists’ collective Justseeds, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Slovenia, and installed a solo Justseeds exhibition at the 29th Biennial. In 2012, he exhibited at The Dreaming: Australia’s International Indigenous Festival, while his project Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) is presently touring North America and includes workshop with Native youth and emerging artists. Professor Miner holds a PhD in the history of art from The University of New Mexico, USA. He has published extensively and lectured globally on contemporary art, Indigenous visual sovereignty, and radical politics, including two forthcoming books from University of Arizona Press and IB Tauris. Moreover, he recently curated an artists’ guidebook to Ljubljana, Slovenia and is editing a special issue of the journal CR: The New Centennial Review (‘Indigenous Aesthetics and Anti-Colonial Theory’). To date, he has published more than forty journal articles, book chapters, review essays, and encyclopedia entries. As a professor, he has lead courses and seminars on art, indigeneity, and activism throughout the Great Lakes, US Southwest, California, and Mexico and is developing ones in Australia and Norway. Currently, Prof. Miner teaches in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, coordinates the Michigan Native Arts Initiative, and is Curator of Indigenous Art at the MSU Museum. He divides his times between Anishinaabewaki and Aztlán, living with his wife (Prof. Estrella Torrez) and two daughters (Reina, age 14; Mexica Tiahui, age 10). His artwork can be viewed at www.dylanminer.com or www.justseeds.org