Art Fusion: December 7, 2019 Artists: Adrian Wall & Shondinii Walters

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12-7-19 Adrian Wall

Adrian Wall is a sculptor from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. He has been sculpting since his late teens and has always had an affinity for stone sculpture. While Adrian Wall’s primary medium is stone, he works with many materials, including clay, bronze, and glass. He has won several major awards in sculpture competitions across the United States and is a member of the Indigenous Sculptor’s Society, an elite group of Native American Sculptors dedicated to the ad- vancement of stone sculpture. His work can be found in the museum collections of the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum, and the Hauku Museum. Adrian has been the recipient of several fellowships including the National Museum of the American Indian Visit- ing Artist Fellow, School of Advanced Research’s Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fel- lowship and Southwest Association for Indian Arts Fellowship. The subjects of Wall’s sculptures most often relate to his Pueblo heritage. Stylistically, Wall is well known for blending figurative detail with abstract forms. Wall currently lives in Jemez Pueblo with his family and maintains a studio practice. 

Shondinii Walters

Shondinii Walters is a Diné artist originally from Tuba City, Arizona. She attended Diné College where she worked toward her associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science. Shondinii had a life changing experience that caused her to move and continue her education at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her artworks include multiple mediums such as painting, sculpture and jewelry. Each medium derives from different inspirations of family, and cultural experiences. She currently works from home and maintains a family of four in Ponderosa, New Mexico, near Jemez Pueblo.