Niro, Shelly 1954-

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NIRO, Shelly 1954-

PERSONAL: Born 1954, in Niagara Falls, NY; daughter of June Chiquita Doxtater. Education: Attended Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 1978; Ontario College of Art, M.F.A., 1990; also attended Banff School of Fine Arts.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—c/o Department of Art, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7.

CAREER: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, teacher. Photographer, painter, and filmmaker. Exhibitions: Solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States, including Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Heard Museum, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT, Sacred Circle Gallery, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and collections at Laurentian Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Indian Art Bank, Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum of Civilization, and Woodland Cultural Centre.

AWARDS, HONORS: Walking in Beauty Award, 1992, for It Starts with a Whisper; award from Two Rivers Film and Video Festival; Ontario Arts Council grants.


(With Anna Gronau) It Starts with a Whisper (screenplay), 1992.



St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 414-415.


American Indian Art, winter, 1994, Allan Ryan, "I Enjoy Being a Mohawk Girl: The Cool and Comic Character of Shelly Niro's Photography"; spring, 1996, Jennifer Skoda, "Image and Self: In Contemporary Native American Photoart."*