<strong>Jordan Ann Craig</strong>, <em>New Home</em> (detail), 2018. Screen print, 66 x 81.3 cm.<h2>JORDAN ANN CRAIG: YOUR WILDEST DREAMS<br>Catalogue available from our store £10 + P&P</h2><strong>Jordan Ann Craig</strong>, <em>Something To Do With Being Held</em> (detail), 2019. Acrylic on Canvas, 101.6 x 101.6 cm.<strong>Jordan Ann Craig</strong>, <em>Dot Drawing; White on Black no. 4</em> (detail), 2019. Oil on Canvas, 76.2 x 76.2 cm.


Jordan Ann Craig.
Photo: © Devlin Gandy.
Jordan Ann Craig, Don’t Kill Spiders; Golden, 2018. Screen print on Rives BFK Tan, 280 gsm,
45.7 x 34.9 cm. Edition of 6.
Jordan Ann Craig, an artist from the Northern Cheyenne, creates paintings, prints and textile works, which are an exploration of existence, time and space, woven from cultural memory and epiphany. In 2018, Craig exhibited works as part of October Gallery’s group show, Portal II. This was followed by her successful solo exhibition, entitled Your Wildest Dreams, which presented a newly completed series of reimaged hard-edge paintings based on Cheyenne cultural design and autobiographical observation.

Craig’s process is meticulous and meditative, often obsessive in mark and repetition. She draws inspiration from Indigenous textiles, beadwork, pottery and landscapes. Her work shares personal stories through abstraction, colour and rhythm. She engages past, present and future to depict Indigenous design through a contemporary lens. Craig creates new narratives within her work while celebrating her ancestors and Indigenous land. Her abstract paintings and prints expands the definition of Native American art, and how culture is transmitted.

The artist explains: “My work keeps me up at night and gets me out of bed in the morning. I've forgotten how to sleep. I tell stories about my childhood, family, trauma, healing and the appealing mundane. Working in series, I explore subjects like the feeling of forgetting how to sleep, my relationships with my sisters, and the translation of language and dreams. The dots and shapes are my words; the stories are in their rhythm.”

Craig earned her BFA from Dartmouth College studying Studio Art and Psychology. She has participated in numerous artist residency programmes and exhibitions nationally and internationally. Craig’s first residence was in 2018 at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2019 she was the recipient of the notable Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellowship and more recently has participated in residencies including Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming (2020); Anderson Ranch t in Snowmass Village, Colorado (2022) and Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2023). Craig is Creative Director and Cofounder of Shy Natives, an ethically made apparel line designed by Native American women. As of 2022, Craig sits on the Hood Museum of Art Board of Advisors and is also newly appointed Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB).

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Born in 1992, San Jose, California. Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Selected solo exhibitions
2023   sharp tounge, soft skin, Hales Gallery, NY, USA
2021   Your Wildsest Dreams, October Gallery, London, UK
2020   Your Favorite Color is Yellow, Roswell Museum and Art, NM, USA  
2019   Bead Paintings, Loom Gallery, Gallup, NM, USA  
2018   Pot Paintings, School For Advanced Research Dubin Studio, Santa Fe, NM, USA
New Printworks, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland 
2017   Marmo e Punti, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia Galleria, Venice, Italy
2016   When I Close My Eyes, Nearburg Gallery, Hanover, NH, USA
2015   We Built Homes Inside Homes and Homes in Trees, Barrows Rotunda, Hanover, NH, USA
Selected group exhibitions
2023   Transvangarde: Pushing Boundaries, October Gallery, London, UK
Patterns of Knowing, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Hales Project Room, Hales Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Art Dubai Art Fair, with October Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2022   Rituals of Devotion, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
Reclaiming Identity, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI, USA
Tangible/Intangible, K Art, Buffalo, NY, USA
Self-Determined: A Contemporary Art Survey, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Art Basel Miami, with Hales Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
2021   Phantom Haptics, Friend of a Friend Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
@Creation, Native American Arts Festival, Idyllwild Arts, California, USA
Frieze New York, virtual with October Gallery, London, UK
2020   Protecting the Cultural Community, virtual with Poeh Cultural Art Center, Pojoaque, NM, USA
We have teeth too, Berkeley Arts Center, CA, USA
Emergence 2020, Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol, UK
UNTITLED ART, Miami Beach, virtual with October Gallery, London, UK
2019   Portal II, October Gallery, London, UK
Pattern, Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol, UK
Some Kind of Texture, Pt.2 Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
IM: EDGE, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sovereign Santa Fe, La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM, USA
The Young Americans, Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol, UK 
2018   Antique American Indian Art Show, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Summer AiR, De Bouwput Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sex, Guns & Motif, De Bouwput Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DNA; Visual Experience, Gold Crush Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 
2017   Art Yellow Book VOL 3, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gimpo Si, South Korea
2016   NO DAPL Standing Rock Benefit Exhibition, Rogue Gallery, Chelsea, NY, USA
WoCa’s Artists’ Book Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth,TX, USA
UNBOUND VOL. VI Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition, Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret, VT, USA
Pattern Paintings, Perspectives On Design, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hanover, NH, USA
2015   Seven Stars Arts Festival, Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon, Vermont, USA
Studio Art Senior Exhibition, Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Thinking Through Actuality, The Book Arts Exhibition, Baker Library, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
From Life, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
2021   Art Kala Honored Artist, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
2019   Artist in Business Fellowship and Grant, First Peoples Fund, Rapid City, SD, USA
2018   Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe,NM, USA  
2017   Resident Artists’ Coordinator Fellow, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Venice, Italy
H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship, Italy, Amsterdam, Ireland and London 
2015   High Honors for Studio Art Thesis in painting and printmaking, Dartmouth College
Perspectives on Design Award and Exhibition, Hanover, NH, USA
The Dartmouth Book Arts Prize winner in hand binding, Hanover, NM, USA
Citation of Excellence in Senior Seminar, Dartmouth College
Class of 1961 Office of Residential Life Purchase Award , Dartmouth College
Stacey Coverdale Award for highest GPA amongst graduating Native students        
Class of 1960 Curatorial Fellowship, Black Family Visual Arts Center
2014   Neukom Digital Arts and Innovation Scholar, Dartmouth College
Presidential Scholar in Studio Art Department, Dartmouth College
2012   Citation of Excellence in Painting I and Painting II, Dartmouth College

Citation of Excellence in Painting I, Dartmouth College
Citation of Excellence in Collage, Bridging the Gap, Dartmouth College

A LAB Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art Collection, Roswell, NM, USA
Cork Printmakers Collection, Cork, Ireland
Forge Collection, Taghkanic, NY, USA
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Kala Art Institute Collection, Berkeley, CA, USA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Collection, Overland Park, KS
School for Advanced Research Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Tia Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA