Since 1999, The Eiteljorg Fellowship Program has been a platform where artists’ voices are heard and important conversations are sparked. We invite you to look through past fellowships and witness the profound work that has made the fellowship such an important resource for contemporary Native artists.
We are fortunate to have shared in the stories from the lives of artists who have passed away. Learn more about our late Fellows here.
The Fellows at the Eiteljorg Fellowship are carefully selected by a team of expert curators. Among other benefits, the fellows are given a platform to share their stories, and some of their works are permanently added to the Eiteljorg collection. We have been fortunate to engage with dozens of talented Native American contemporary artist through the years. To learn more about these incredible artists, please browse our list of all past Fellows below.
The boundaries of Native art, particularly contemporary Native art, are shifting. This shifting, like tectonic plates, is exciting to experience because like the forces of Earth, Native art is an energy. This energy is growing, bold and free from confinement. Contemporary Native art does not ignore its origins nor does it exclude. The artists in the 2021 Fellowship epitomize this dynamic shift, taking their mediums beyond a 180-degree turn, taking them past any boundaries.
Chosen for their thought-provoking contemporary works, the works created by these artists truly embody what it means to “blur the line” in contemporary art.
Native Art Now! was created by the Eiteljorg as a thought-provoking retrospective exhibition. The 2017 event was a chance to look back at 20 years of Eiteljorg Fellowships and appreciate the artists who were brought together to observe the notion that “contemporary Native American art has thrived in the past quarter century.” To learn more about this unique retrospective and the Fellowship artists whose works were represented, click the link below.