Abstract Masks

Michelle Tsosie Naranjo

Abstract Masks, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
  • Tsosie painting
Savvy Price $485.00
Gallery Price $600.00
Title
Abstract Masks
Artist
Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
Medium
Mixed media on paper
Sight size
10" height X 14 3/4" width
Frame
Two Alpha mat boards, regular glass, wood molding with gold gilded sight edge
Frame size
19 1/2" height X 23 1/2" width
Signed
"M. Tsosie" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
Circa 1990
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance
AP Fenderson, acquired from Heard Museum shop November 1997
About The Abstract Masks

There are stylized feather designs around two circular elements at left of center.

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
  • Maiden Masks, Prints 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
Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Michelle Tsosie Naranjo, Tsosie painting