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Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

Fellowship Artist

Fellowship: Contemporary Masters (1999)
Cultural Affiliation: Confederated Salish and Kootenai

Smith was born on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai reservation in St. Ignatius, Montana, and currently resides in Corrales, New Mexico. In 1976, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Framingham State College (Massachusetts) and a Master of Arts in Art from the University of New Mexico in 1980. Smith works primarily in paint, print, and mixed media, addressing complex issues such as Native American identity and stereotypes. Jaune was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters Grant in 1996; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts in 1997; College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts in 2000, and New Mexico Governor’s Outstanding New Mexico Women’s Award in 2005. She has had over one hundred solo shows.