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    Selected Exhibitions

    Outsiders Within, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe Arizona

    American Indian Invitational: Contemporary Journeys, Roswell
    Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

    Paper Dolls, Orange County Aministration Building, Orlando, FL

    China Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition,
    Jingdezhen, China

    Beyond Surface, Art Gallery, Department of Fine Art, Kurukshetra
    University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

    International Birth Exchange Project, Handwerker Gallery,
    Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

    Yazzie Paintings, U.S. State Department ART in embassies Program,
    Hosted by Robert Fannin, Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of
    America, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Walking, Skipping & Creating: Art by a Contemporary Navajo/ Dine
    Woman, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State
    University, Tempe, AZ

    Drawing on the Spot, Glenn Green Galleries, Tesuque, NM

    Melanie Yazzie Drawing on The Spot, Glenn Green Galleries, Tesuque, NM

    Contemporary Cultural Connections, Glenn Green Galleries,Tesuque, NM

    Pocahontas Meets Hello Kitty, 6th Floor Wall Gallery, University of  Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

    Re-interpreting the Middle East, Khalil Sakikini Center, Ramallah, Palestine

    Untold Stories of My Present, Past and Dreamtime Prints by Melanie Yazzie, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY

    The Journey I am Making, Amerind Foundation, Dragoon, AZ

    Featured Artist:  Melanie Yazzie, Shemer Art Center & Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    Cultural Transport/Moving Targets Project, 2005 Impact Conference, Berlin and Poznan

    Te Mata International Art Exhibition, Hastings, New Zealand

    Cultural Collision, Nathan Homestead, Manurewa, New Zealand

    The Work of Melanie Yazzie, Glenn Green Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ

    Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Art Portfolio,  Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT

     About Face, Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    H.J. Tsinhnahjinnie and Friends, Memorial Union Art Gallery, Universtiy of California-Davis, Davis, CA

    48th Annual Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    Moving Thru Time, Ingham Chapman Gallery, Gallup, NM

    A Navajo and a Maori.., Mataroa Art Gallery, Parnell, New Zealand

    Lessedra Third World Art Print Annual, The National Place of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Art Miami 2004, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

    Cultural Landscapes, Richards Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

    29th Juried Member’s Show, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

    Home, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

    Omen, Glenn Green Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

    47th Annual Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    Pont Aven School of Art 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Espace Melanie,

    Riec-sur-Belon, France

    Pont Aven After Ten Years, Mona Bismark, Paris, France

    Backroads and Boulevards, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

    Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Visual Art Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID

    46th Annual Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    Making Connections, Village Cultural Center, Bulava, Russia

    Contemporary Prints by Native American Artists, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit,WI

    Crossing the Continent, Printmaking Council of New Jersey,Somerville, NJ

     Facing Each Other: Prints Concerning Identity from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Prints and Art Work Made by Melanie Yazzie, Jacobson House: Native Art Center Norman, OK

    Sea People and Desert People Making a Connection: A meeting of artists currently living in New Zealand and Tucson, GeofferyWilson Gallery,Whangara, New Zealand

    Return to the Swing, Evergreen Galleries, Evergreen State College, Olympia,WA

    Traditions and Visions: American Indian Art, Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation, Fullerton, CA

     Multiple Connections: Master Printer's Portfolios, Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, Bronx, NY

    44th Annual Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

     Painterly Print, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

    Monothon #15, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

    Grandmother’s Spirit, Caddo Museum, Enid, OK

    Holding the Truth: The Personal and Political in Art, Monroe G. Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    Arizona State University and University of Arizona Invitational, Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

    Here and Now: Sculpture, Paintings and Graphics by 1999-2000 Visiting  Professors at the University of Arizona, Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, AZ

    Te Ra, Toihoukura Gallery, Gisborne, New Zealand

    Current Works of Melanie Yazzie, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

    Different Worlds of Printmaking, The Jorgenson Auditorium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CN

    Navajo in Gisborne,Toihoukura Gallery, Gisborne, New Zealand

    Animals of the Heart, Governor’s Gallery, State Capitol of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

    Sniper's Nest: Art that  has Lived with Lucy R. Lippard,  New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM (Traveling Exhibition)

    The Works Of Melanie Yazzie,  University of New Mexico- Gallup Campus, Gallup,NM

    Dimensions of Native America: The Contact Zone, University of Florida Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

    Monothon #12, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

    From the Background to the Foreground, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

    Iconoclasts More than Mascara: Art on the Edge, The Gatehouse Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    The Permanent Collection of the Institute of American Indian Arts: From 1962- 1997, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    Images of Home, Indigo Print and Paper Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Pacific Dragons: The Art of Protest and Promise, Uxbridge Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

    Mapping Lessons, William King Regional Arts Center Abingdon, VA

    Beyond the Trails End, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

    Patua: Contemporary Maori Works, 1996 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

    Family Communities, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

    La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine et ses Invites des U.S.A.-Paris, Marie du Sixieme Arrondissement, Paris, France

    Tu Ake, Rotorua District Council Chambers, Rotorua, New Zealand Te Matau, Hei Tiki Gallery, Rotorua, New Zealand

    Sniper’s Nest: Art that has lived with Lucy R. Lippard, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    (Traveling Exhibition)

    World Women's On-Line!, Internet address: http://www.asu.edu/wwol  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

    Mapped Out: Reinventing the New Mexico Landscape, University of California Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

    6th Annual Sculpture Project, College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    Ghost Lights an Installation by C. Maxx Stevens and Melanie Yazzie, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    Watchful Eyes: Native Women Creating Self Representation and Identity, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    World of Maps, Anchorage Museum of History and Art,Anchorage, AK

    An Imaginary House: A Group Exhibit of Functional and Fabulous Art, Ann Marie Stillion Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

    The 14th Annual Festival of Native American Arts, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

    Tres Caras/Three Faces: An Exhibit of Works by Contemporary Native/Xiana/Hispanic Women, Red Mesa Art Center, Gallup, NM

    Acting On Tradition: The Institute of American Indian Arts Faculty Triennial, The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    The Institute of American Indian Arts Faculty Exhibition, University Memorial Center Gallery, Boulder, CO

    Book As Art: Black, White and Read, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    The West as Subject, Center for the Visual Arts: Metro State University, Denver, CO

    Rites of Passage, Colorado University Art Galleries, Boulder, CO

    A Show of Place, University Memorial Center Gallery, Boulder, CO

    501 Blues: 501 Years of Resistance, C.O.R.E. Gallery, Denver, CO


    Selected Printmaking Portfolio Exhibitions

    Squeak Toy Animals: Displaying Effects of Technology and Genetics on Their Lives, Genetic Imprint Conference, 23 Participants are from across the US, New Zealand and Australia, Madison, Wisconsin

    Looking at Nature in Our Changing World, Genetic Imprint Conference, 18 Participants are from across the US, New Zealand and Australia. Madison,Wisconsin

    Switched at Birth, Genetic Imprint Conference in Madison,Wisconsin, organized by  Kimiko Miyoshi, Assistant Professor of Art, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. 13 invited participants from around the country, Boise, ID

    Fear Factor...y: Technology and the Culture of Fear, Genetic Imprint Conference in Madison,Wisconsin, organized by  Jim McCormick, Emeritus Professor of Art, University of Nevada and Candace Nicol, Artist/Printmaker, Boise, Idaho. 27 invited participants from around the country and abroad, Reno, Nevada

    Seeing Beyond the Surface, A portfolio with 14 artists focusing on subtle connections based on culture, identity and personal histories. Showcase Gallery, Tucson, AZ

    Blur Purlieu, Koehler Gallery at Whitworth College, Spokane, WA, 2004 Southern Graphics International Conference, New Brunswick, NJ,

    Wild West Side Show Adventures, Mangere Community Arts Outreach Gallery, Manukau, New Zealand

    Dog Head Stew, Traveling Exhibition, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2004 Crow Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendelton, OR, 2004 Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2004 Boise State University Visual Arts Center, Boise, ID, 2003 Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe,NM, 2003 Laura Mesaros Gallery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2003 Southern Graphics Council, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

    Changing Minds/Reading Minds: Printing on Alternative Surfaces and Pushing Boundaries, Southern Graphics International Conference, New Brunswick, NJ



    Selected Exhibitions

    Printmaking Portfolio Exhibitions (continued)

    Cross Cultural Identities, South African Museum, Capetown, South Africa

    Lasting Impressions, Traveling Exhibition, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art , Manhattan, KS, 2003 Phippen Art Museum, Prescott, AZ

    Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

    Multiple Perspectives: Critical Dialogue in North America, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

    Portfolio 2000, Traveling Exhibition, Margot Hardy Gallery, University of Western- Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000 The Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia, WA

    A Traveling Print Portfolio: Prints by Printmakers at University of Arizona, White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

    Tempe: Print Exchange, Bradley University, Peoria, IL




    Hiteemlkiliiksix: Within the Circle of the Rim, (color image), Hemlock Printers, Ltd, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, p.26 & 69.



    The Cream City Review, (image), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, English Department, Milwauke, Wisconsin, p. 32.


    Dan Welden and Pauline Muir,  Printmaking in the Sun, (text and color image), Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, NY, p. 48.


    W. Jackson Rushing III,  Native American Art in the Twentieth Century, (mention in essay), Routledge,  New York, NY


    Pat Bringhurst Reed, Westtown in Word and Deed, (artist’s text), Westtown School, Pennsylvania, PA


    International Museums

    Australian National Gallery, Print Collection, Canberra, Australia

    Collection of TE WAKA TOI Maori Contemporary Arts Organization, Art Collection,Wellington, NZ

    Rhodes University, Print Collection, Grahamstown, South Africa

    University of Alberta, Print Collection, Edmonton, Canada

    Workshop Arts Centre, Art Collection, New South Wales, Australia

    National Museums

    Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage, Art Collection, AK

    Boise Art Museum, Art Collection, Boise, ID

    Carol Reece Museum, Art Collection, Johnson City, TN

    Corcoran Museum, Art Collection, Washington, DC

    Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Print Collection, Knoxville, TN

    Harris Fine Art Center, Print Collection, Provo, UT

    Institute of American Indian Arts, Art Collection, Santa Fe, NM

    Milwaukee Art Museum, Art Collection, Milwaukee, MI

    Museum of Fine Arts, Art Collection, Santa Fe, NM

    Heuser Art Center, Craddle Oak Press Archives, Peoria, IL

    Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Art Collection, Corning, NY

    Spencer Museum, Art Collection, Kansas, MO

    Regional Museums

    Arizona State Museum, Print Collection, Tempe, AZ

    Maricopa Community College, Print Collection, Phoenix, AZ

    Phippen Art Museum, Art Collection, Prescott, AZ

    University Museums

    Art Museum of Missoula, Art Collection, Missoula, MT

    Chase Special Collections Center, Print Collection, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

    Kennedy Museum of Art,, Art Collection, Ohio University, Athens, OH

    Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Print Collection, Providence, RI

    University of Florida - Department of Art, Print Collection, Gainesville, FL

    University of Mississippi, Southern Graphics International Print Collection, Oxford, MS

    University of Texas at Tyler, Print Collection, Tyler, TX

    University of Utah, Print Collection, Salt Lake, UT

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Print Collection, Madison, WI

    West Virgina University, Print Collection, Morgantown, WV

    Private Collections

    Bill Lewis and Kirsten Furlong, Art Collection, Boise, ID

    Glenn Green Gallery Collection, Art Collection, Santa Fe, NM

    Juane Quick to See Smith, Art Collection, Corrales, NM