2014 Heard Market

2014 Heard Market

About

Tedra Begay is a Diné (Navajo) artist from Seba Dalkai, Arizona.  She is of the Tsi'naajinii (Black-Streak of the Forest People), born for the Todich'ii'nii (Bitterwater People), Kiniyaa'aani (Towering House People) are her maternal, and Ta'neezahnii (Tangle People) are her paternal.

 Tedra makes photos and mixed media artworks. By focusing on techniques and materials, she considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality. Her photos are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. 

Her works are presented with the aim not to provide an idealistic view but to identify where light and the environment are important. The energy of a place and its emotional and spiritual vibrations are always important. Tedra Begay currently lives and works in New Mexico.

 

 

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Education

2007   BFA, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005   AFA, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Solo Exhibitions

2007   Ni’Hokaa Diyin Dine’e: Sacred People of the Earth, Primitive Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico

Group Exhibitions

2006   Winter Show, Primitive Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005   Graduation Show, Primitive Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004   “It Was Said…” Voices from Our Past, Expressions for Our Future, Primitive Edge Gallery, Institute of American Indian Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico

2003   Now and Then, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum; Santa Fe, New Mexico

Awards

2017   First Place in Photography, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017   Honorable Mention in Photography, 58th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market; Phoenix, Arizona

2016   First and Third Place in Photography, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2016   Second Place in Digital Photography, 95th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016   Second Place in Photography, 57th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market; Phoenix, Arizona

2015   First Place in Best of Photography, American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry; Los Angeles, California

2015   Second Place in Photography, New Mexico State Fair; Albuquerque, New Mexico

2015   Second Place in Alternative Process Photography, 94th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market; Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014   First Place in Best of Photography, American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry; Los Angeles, California

2014   First Place in Digital and Alternative Process Photography, 93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market; Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014   First Place in Photography, 56th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market; Phoenix, Arizona

2013   First and Second Place in Photography, New Mexico State Fair; Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013   Honorable Mention in Digital Photography, 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market; Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011   First Place in Photography, New Mexico State Fair; Albuquerque, New Mexico

2005   First Place in Photography, Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial; Gallup, New Mexico