12 Sep Sonya Kelliher-Combs
Fellowship: Diversity And Dialogue (2007)
Cultural Affiliation: Iñupiaq/Athabaskan
Sonya Kelliher-Combs grew up in Nome, Alaska, and currently lives in Anchorage. She graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska—Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992, and from Arizona State University with a Master of Fine Arts in 1998. In 2005, she won the Anchorage, Alaska, Mayor’s Individual Artist Award. Dedicated to the support of Native Alaska cultures and arts, she serves on the Alaska State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Advisory Board, Alaska Native Arts Foundation Exhibitions Committee, and Institute of American Indians and Alaska Native Arts Board. Kelliher-Comb’s mixed media works typically include natural materials indicative of her Alaska Native heritage.