Brown Bag it with MoCNA: Collaborative Mural Discussion with Eliza Naranjo Morse and Terran Kipp Last Gun
Friday, January 19, 2018 | 12:00pm-1:30pm
2nd Floor MoCNA Project Lab
Bring your lunch and join Eliza Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Terran Kipp Last Gun ((Piikani
Nation) as they discuss
their artistic practice and current collaborative mural, entitled, Home is a Life
Journey. MoCNA commissioned the new mural for the Allan Houser Art Park which is based on ideas around
home, place, history and experience.
Eliza Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo) has expressed formal creative effort locally, nationally and
internationally including The School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe, New Mexico); Cumbre de el Tajin
(Veracruz, Mexico); Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Ekaterinburg, Russia); IAIA Museum of Contemporary
Native Arts (Santa Fe, New Mexico) The National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.); Chelsea Art Museum (New York, New York); SITE Santa Fe (Santa Fe, New Mexico); Axle Contemporary (Santa Fe, New Mexico); Praksis (Oslo, Norway); Sombrillo Elementary School (Espanola, New Mexico); Poeh Cultural Center (Pojoaque New Mexico); The Heard Museum (Phoenix, Arizona); and at her home in Espanola, New Mexico. She is currently building a house, the art teacher at her Pueblos community school, and working to let the art process teach and surprise her.
Terran Kipp Last Gun, (Piikani Nation) is a visual artist from Browning, Montana working in printmaking,
photography, and sculpture. Last Gun’s work often explores and reimagines place, memory, and cultural
narratives. His work is deeply rooted in landscapes, especially of his home territory-where the plains greet
the sun to the east and meet the jagged Rockies (Backbone of the World) to the west. This landscape has provided shelter, food, and inspiration for the Piikani people for thousands of years -- Last Gun’s appreciation for this can be seen throughout his work. He continues to add to the millennia old conversation of Piikani visual aesthetics and philosophy. Last Gun draws his inspiration from a variety of sources such as Pop Art, Minimalism, Colorfield, and Geometric Abstraction. He graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in 2016 with a BFA in museum studies and a AFA in studio arts focusing on printmaking and photography. Major awards include the 2016 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship, as well as being selected as the 2016 AHA Progressive Arts Festival Guest Curator. Last Gun is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.