The Map(ing) project, established in 2009, is a biennial event that investigates the personal and cultural histories of Native American and Indigenous artists. Each year five artists are invited to work collaboratively with graduate students from ASU’s School of Art (SOA) Printmaking program, nationally ranked fifth in the country. Over a ten-day period collaborative teams create an editioned print exploring the works’ meaning, content, and symbolism. The project also features a public exhibition and moderated public forum that engages participants and audience with contemporary Native artistic practices. Together we generate new forms of knowledge by using printmaking and visual story telling for the sharing of culture, place, language, and identity.
Map(ing) 2017 is proudly sponsored in part by an ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.