Tsinhnahjinnie, Hulleah 1954-

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PERSONAL: Born 1954, in Phoenix, AZ. Education: Studied at Arcosanti, 1975, Haystack Mountain School of Arts, 1977, and Institute of American Indian Arts, 1975-78; California College of Arts and Crafts, B.F. A., 1981.

ADDRESSES: Office—Bug-Ga-Na-Ge-Shig School, Cass Lake, MN 56633.

CAREER: Photographer, graphic designer, and installation artist, 1980—. Bug-Ga-Na-Ge-Shig School, Cass Lake, MN, visiting artist, 1992—. Also worked as instructor at Institute of American Indian Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, University of California—Davis, and California College of Arts and Crafts. Past member of board of directors, Inter-Tribal Friendship House, Oakland, CA, and American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA. Exhibitions: Held solo exhibitions at 1199 Union Gallery, New York, NY, Multimedia Sacred Circle Gallery, Seattle, WA, C. N. Gorman Museum, and San Francisco Art Institute; represented in group shows at National Museum of American Indian Art, Heard Museum, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum, and other locations in the United States and abroad, including Turkey.


This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC), 1994.

Contributor to periodicals, including Exposure.



St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 584-586.


American Indian Art, spring, 1996, Jennifer Skoda, "Image and Self: In Contemporary Native American Photoart."

Aperture, summer, 1995, Jolene Rickard, "Sovereignty: A Line in the Sand."

Artweek, November 21, 1991, Casey Fitzsimons, "Cultural Confrontations"; May 6, 1993, Steven Jenkins, "A Conversation with Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie"; May 6, 1993, John Rapko, "Sovereignties."

Exposure, fall, 1993, Theresa Harlan, "A Curator's Perspective: Native Photographers Creating a Visual Native American History."*