Neel, David 1960-

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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.



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.