Maiden Masks

Michelle Tsosie Naranjo

Maiden Masks, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Michelle Tsosie
  • Navajo painting
Marked Down $485.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Maiden Masks
Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
Water-based paint on handmade paper
Paper size
6" height X 19" width
Triple mat boards, regular glass, copper metal molding. Some scratches on molding.
Frame size
13 1/4" height X 26 1/2" width
"So Whu Wah Tuno ©" at viewer's lower right on recto
Date of creation
Prior to 1998
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Christie's Auction, November 1997, AP Fenderson collection APF
About The Maiden Masks
About Michelle Tsosie Naranjo

Born in Albuquerque in 1959, Michelle is the daughter of Carol and Paul Tsosie (Navajo).  Her marriage to a Santa Clara man shifted her orientation to Espanola, an urban center in the heart of the Rio Grande Pueblos, impacting the subject matter of her paintings.

In July 1989 she was awarded the Best of Fine Arts at the Fortieth Navajo Show at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Her work was included in an exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Man titled "Paths Beyond Tradition" (May 20-September 4. 1989).

Naranjo's work is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum and she has won several First place awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, as well as the Patrick Swazo Hinds Memorial Award for the most Promising Painter in 1981.

An artist featured in Patricia Broder's impressive publication Earth Songs, Moon Dreams Paintings by American Indian Women,we are told of the Naranjo's involvement with fashion as well as art.  


Other Works By Michelle Tsosie Naranjo:
  • Dancing for the Rain Gods, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Untitled #1, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Untitled #2, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Untitled #3, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Shades of Mauve Horse & Rider, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Abstract Masks, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo

American Indian, Women Artists





Michelle Tsosie Naranjo, Michelle Tsosie, Navajo painting