Neel, David 1960-
NEEL, David 1960-
PERSONAL: Native American name, Tlat'lala'wis'; born 1960, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; son of Dave Neel, Sr. (a carver). Education: Attended Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1978-80, and University of Kansas, 1980-82.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096.
CAREER: Professional photographer and artist in Texas and Mexico, 1982-86, and in British Columbia, Canada, 1986—. Also multimedia artist, carver, and lecturer. Exhibitions: Work represented at Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, National Archives of Canada, Vancouver Museum, and Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; also represented in touring exhibitions in United States, Guatemala, Russia, and Korea; work collected at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada Council ArtBank, Canadian Embassy in Guatemala City, Canadian Museum of Civilization, National Museum of the American Indian, and elsewhere.
AWARDS, HONORS: Mungo Martin Memorial Award, 1987; Arness Foundation grant, 1987; BC Indian Arts and Crafts Society grant, 1988; Mungo Martin Memorial Award, 1988; Canada Council grants, 1988; Kodak Canada funding, 1989; Canada Council Explorations Grant: Contemporary Mask series, 1991; artist assistance grant, Canadian Ministry of Municipal Affairs, 1991; community scholar grant, Smithsonian Institution, 1992; British Columbia Arts Council grant, 2002.
(Editor and photographer) Our Chiefs and Elders:Words and Photographs of Native Leaders, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 1992.
(And photographer) The Great Canoes: Reviving aNorthwest Coast Tradition, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 1995.
Contributor to books, including Gatherings: The En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples, Volume 3, Theytus Books, 1991; Partial Recall: Photographs of Native North Americans, edited by Lucy Lippard, New Press, 1992; Indigena: Contemporary Native Perspectives, edited by Gerald McMaster and Lee-Ann Martin, Douglas & McIntyre, 1992; Blood of the Land: The Government and Corporate War against First Nations, by Rex Wyler, New Society Publishers, 1992; and Circle of Nations, edited by John Gattuso, Beyond Words Publishing, 1993. Contributor to periodicals, including British Columbia Studies.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 409-411.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, summer, 1996, Chris B. Wooley, review of The Great Canoes: Reviving a Northwest Coast Tradition, p. 203.
Journal of the West, January, 1996, Ken Coates, review of Our Chiefs and Elders: Words and Photographs of Native Leaders, p. 113.
Western Historical Quarterly, August, 1993, L. G. Moses, review of Our Chiefs and Elders, p. 425.