12 Sep C. Maxx Stevens
Fellowship: Into The Fray (2005)
Cultural Affiliation: Seminole/Muscogee
As a young girl, Stevens grew up in Wichita, Kansas, after her family had been relocated there in the 1950s. She attended Haskell Indian Junior College, where, in 1972, she received an Associate of Arts in Sculpture and Indian Arts Studies. She graduated from Wichita State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics. In 1987, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Indiana University—Bloomington. Stevens won SITE Santa Fe’s Regional and Local Artist Endorsement Award in 1995; a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculptor Grant Award in 1998; and an Andrea Frank Foundation Visual Artist Award in 2000. Currently she is an assistant professor of Art at the University of Colorado—Boulder, where she also teaches in the art and art history department’s Foundation Program. Stevens is an installation artist and sculptor whose work contains motifs of home, community, and traditions.