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EDUCATION

 

2019       Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking- Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and Arts, Tempe AZ

2013       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting- Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2011       Associate of Fine Arts, Painting- Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2018-2019        2D Design Art Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                             Course taught: 2D Design

 

2018                  Advanced Lithography Instructor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                            Course taught: One month of Advanced Lithography

               

2018                  Lecturer, Contemporary Theory, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                            Course taught: Art & Activism- Indigenous Activism

 

2017-2018      Color Theory Art Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                            Course taught: Color Theory Art

 

2017                 Lecturer, Art & Experimental Practices, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                           Course taught: Indigenous Muralists & Graffiti Artists

 

2016                 Instructor, Youth Summer Farm Camp, Whiteriver, AZ

                           Course taught: Art on Paper

 

2016                  Instructor, White Mountain Apache Tribes Men’s Health & Wellness Conference, Honda, AZ

                           Course taught: Contemporary Art and Techniques of Pyrography

 

2016                  Instructor, Community Health Representatives Diabetes Summer Kids Camp, Whiteriver, AZ

                            Courses Taught: Dental Hygiene and Dental Care

 

2015                  Instructor, Arrowhead Business Group, John Hopkins University, Show Low, AZ

                           Taught: Indigenous Art History- Contemporary Apache Artists

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2021   Resilient Matriarchy: Indigenous Women’s Art in Community, online

2020  Vision X20 Artists Exhibition, Mucho Mas Art Studio, Phoenix AZ

2020  The High Desert Matriarch, Ndee Matriarch, Fire Creek Company, Flagstaff AZ

2020  NOW, Artists Room 414, Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque, NM

2019   The Maze, Indigenous Series, Komokee, Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale AZ

2019   Emerging Arizona Artists, Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance, Phoenix AZ

2019   The Vanishing Race, MFA exhibition Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2018   The Maze, Solo Exhibition, Xico Inc Phoenix AZ

2018   A Little Bit of Monica… Solo Exhibition, Songbird Cafe, Phoenix, AZ

2018   Ndee Matriarch, Land [Muse]um: Artifacts & Inquiry, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2018   Identity, SWAIA Indian Market: EDGE Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018   Fine Fire, Summer Art, Poeh Culture Center, Santa Fe, NM

2018   Home, TAG Pop up show, Phoenix AZ

2017   America’s Most Wanted, Arizona State Fair Fine Art Show, Phoenix, AZ

2017   Map(ing) Working Proof V, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2016   He Left, Group Graduate Art show, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2016   Art is Dead, 50 Artist, The Hive Phoenix, AZ

2016   I the Monster, Monsters, Phoenix, AZ

2015   The Fox, IFAM Pop-up Art Show Phoenix, AZ

2014   Rampant, IFAM Winter Market Albuquerque, NM

2014   The Street Chief, IFAM: Indigenous Fine Art Market, Santa Fe, NM

2013   The Superhero, Arizona State Fair Fine Art Show, Phoenix, AZ

2013   The Indian Maiden In Me, Senior BFA Show, Institute of American Indian Arts Santa Fe NM

2012   My love, Our Lady of Conquering Love, Art in the Raw, Santa Fe NM

2012   Cell, Sculpture Art Show, Institute of American Indian Arts Santa Fe, NM

2012   The Creation Story, No Borders II Art Show, Lucky Bean Café Santa Fe, NM

 

 

DEMOS AND WORKSHOPS

 

2018                       Instructor, Process Color Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                                Workshop taught: CMYK Silkscreen Processes

2018                       Instructor, Web Design, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                                Workshop: Web Site Building for Artists

2016                       Instructor, WMAT Men’s Health & Wellness Conference, Honda, AZ

                                Workshop taught: Pyrography- Wood Burning

2015                       Instructor, All the Single Ladies, WMAT Women’s Health & Wellness Conference, Honda, AZ

                                Workshop taught: Women’s Self-motivation and Determination

2015                       Instructor, Skateboard Presentation, Arrowhead Business Group, Show Low, AZ

                                Workshop: Creating Skateboard Art

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020       COVID-19 health information, Digital graphics, WMAT COVID-19 Dashboard, WMAT Division of Health Programs, Whiteriver AZ

 

2020       Panelist: The High Desert Matriarch- A Confluence of Indigenous Women Art & Earth, Flagstaff AZ

 

2020       Now – Mural Project, Nativo Lodge Hotel, Artist Room 414, Albuquerque New Mexico

 

2019       Motion – Variations, Mural Project Lead Collaborator, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and Arts

                 State University, Tempe AZ

 

2019       Honor Our Matriarch- Native Nations Project Mural Coordinator/ Artist, Native Nations, Corner Stone Projects, Arizona

                 State University, Phoenix AZ

 

2019       Graphics Consultant, Cultural Heritage Crime & Forensic Sedimentology, Landscape and Site Preservation Program:

                Archaeology Southwest, Fort Apache, AZ

 

2018       Panelist: Contemporary Indigenous Art, SGCI 2018 ALTERED LANDSCAPES, Landscape and Embedded Native and Indigenous         

                 Identity, Las Vegas, NV

 

2017       Map(ing), Printing Assistant & Collaborator Artist Rory Wakemup, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

2017       Barrio Café Mural, Calle Mural- Yahoo.com Web Project

 

2016       Paint Phx Mural- Let’s Get Free at Bentley Projects assisted artist Douglas Miles Sr.

 

2016       Panelist: The Department of Arts and Culture People’s State of the Union project, Arizona Humanities, Phoenix, AZ

 

2016       Sunrise- Mural Project Coordinator/ Set Designer/Artist, White Mountain Apache Tribe Division of Health Programs: Community

                Health Rep, Whiteriver, AZ

 

2015       Graphics Consultant, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Color Book, White Mountain Apache Tribe Division of Health Programs:

                 Health Education, Whiteriver, AZ

 

2015       Coordinator, Men’s Health & Wellness Conference, Women’s Health & Wellness Conference, White Mountain Apache Tribe

                Division of Health Programs, Whiteriver, AZ

 

2014       Research Assistant and Educator, Family Spirit, Arrowhead Business Group Johns Hopkins University, Whiteriver, AZ

 

PRESS

2021       Arizona Daily Sun- Hot Picks: Things to do in Flagstaff, Maternal Connections

2020       Shoutout Arizona- Local Series, Meet Monica Wapaha Contemporary Indigenous Artist

2020       Flagstaff Live! Cover Art: High Desert Matriarch- New Exhibition Centers Work of Indigenous Female Artists

2019       Phoenix News Times- The Best of Art Detour 31

2019       Arizona State University MFA Thesis exhibition Monica Wapaha

2019       AZ Central- Native Nations performance at Steele Indian School Park

2018       Arizona Family 3TV CBS 5

2018       Voyage Phoenix: Local Stories- Art & Life with Monica Wapaha

2015       White Mountain Central: Health & Wellness Conference

2015       Four Winds Literary Art Magazine: Taking Back Tiger Lily

2014       The Albuquerque Journal: Indigenous Fine Art Market

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2018                       School of Art, Special Talent Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2018                       The Johnson Carter Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ    

2016                       Arizona Graduate Scholar Award, Tempe, AZ

2014                       American Indian College Fund, Santa Fe, NM

 

LECTURES

 

2019       Lecturer, Ndee Art, Hon-Dah, AZ

2018       Lecturer, Art and Activism: Indigenous Activism, Contemporary Theory, Tempe, AZ

2017       Lecturer, Indigenous Muralists & Graffiti Artists, Art & Experimental Practices, Tempe, AZ

2015       Guest Lecturer and Artist: All the Single Ladies, Women's Health & Wellness Conference, Hondah, AZ

2014       Guest Lecturer and Artist: Contemporary Apache Artists, JHU Arrowhead Business Group, Show Low, AZ

2013       Guest Lecturer and Artist, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM