Exhibitions (Selected)

2016 When I Remember I See Red - California Native American Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Gallery SFSU, San Francisco, CA
2015 Interwoven Indigenous Contemporary, Thatcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Altar Apparitions, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY (two person show)
2014 Locating Self, Block Gallery, Oakland CA
2014 Attunement, Armory center for the arts
2013 New Works #16 Exhibition, Enfoco: Longwood Gallery, Bronx, NY
2012 In the Beginning was Fox and Cinnamon, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA (solo show) 
2012 re:Told, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Sinews, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Berkeley, CA (solo show)
2011 Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge, California Indian Conference, Chico, CA
2011 Origin Stories, Smokey’s Tangle, Oakland, CA (solo show)
2011 Human Artifact,Vermont Photo Space, Essex Junction,VT
2010 Vernissage, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2010 Lopped off:Women Drawing Penises from Memory, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Nice Try Sweetheart: A Shit Show, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Last of the Mojitos, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA
2009 Born Into This, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 It’s Still Life, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA 2009 Human Studies, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Gathering, Indigenous Arts Coalition, San Francisco, CA
2009 First First Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Dig, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Artist Showcase, DUUP, Havana, Cuba
2009 Photo+Book, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Reburial, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo show)
2008 Emerging (I) 3,Traveling Exhibition, Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Once Occupied - Alcatraz, Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo show)
2008 Post, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA


COllections/

Awards

SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Berkeley, CA

2017 James Phelan Award for California born visual artist
2012 En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #16
2012 Nominee, Autry Museum Theo Westenberger Award
2012 Nominee, John Gutmann Photography Fellowship
2012 Nominee, Autry Museum Theo Westenberger Award
2011 Gallería de la Raza GINNA Grant
2011 Harpo Foundation Fellowship
2010 John Collier Award, San Francisco Art Institute
2010 3rd Place, Paul Sack Award
2009 Best in Show, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland Oregon
2009 MFA Full Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute


Lectures/Panels

 

 

 

Publications/

Bibliography

 

2015 Artist Lecture, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY
2012 Artist Lecture, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Berkeley, CA
2012 PhotoAlliance Lecture Series, San Francisco, CA
2011 California Indian Art: Beauty and Inspiration, Panelist, Chico, CA
2011, 2010 Guest Lecturer for Post Photo: Hybrid Practices, San Francisco Art Institute, Professor J. John Priola

 

“‘We, as a people, still exist’ — artist illuminates Native American history with family photos”, Corinne Segal, PBS Newshour, January 7, 2017
“Photos of Sacred Sites Call Attention to Erased Native American Histories”, Sarah Linn, KCET Artbound, November 25, 2016
“These Native American Artists Want You to Know They Are 'Still Here’”, Sarah Linn, KCET Artbound, October 18, 2016

“The Complications of Cultural Monitoring”, Mercedes Dorame, News from Native California, Fall 2016
“Interview for Harpo Foundation”, Mercedes Dorame, www,harpofoundation.org, 2012
“Conversations”, Mercedes Dorame & Kija Lucas, Black Boots Ink, 2011
“Sinews”, Mercedes Dorame, 580 Split, 2011
“My Visual Archaeology”, Mercedes Dorame, News from Native California, Fall 2009
“Intercambio”, Natasha Egan, Curator for MOCP Chicago, En Foco, Vol. 17 No. 2, 2013
“Photo Finish”, DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, June 22, 2011
“Vernissage 2010”, KQED, Gallery Crawl (Video podcast), June 10, 2010
“Why Not”, JD Beltran, San Francisco Chronicle (Online edition at SFGate.com), May 21, 2010
“New Art from Fresh Minds”, JD Beltran, San Francisco Chronicle (Online edition at SFGate.com),April 23, 2009
“Power to the artist! The self-publishing revolution”, Bob Hicks, The Orgonian, March 16, 2009

 


Education            

 MFA San Francisco Art Institute - Photography

BA University of Califonia at Los Angeles - American Liturature and Culture