Eliza Naranjo Morse 2011
Eliza Naranjo Morse, Santa Clara Pueblo, has been immersed in arts from the beginning, as much of her maternal family are well known and highly respected ceramic artists, she grew up surrounded by a tradition of creating beautiful pottery. Drawn to mark-making and the tactility of paper, Naranjo Morse began to explore the properties of drawing at an early age. She studied drawing at Parsons School of Design and at the Institute for American Indian Arts, and ultimately graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in art in 2003, drawing on raw canvas with all organic materials, including beetroot, tea, as well as micaceous clay, and a volcanic ash. Naranjo Morse has allowed the nature of her materials to inspire simple studies that are uncomplicated interactions of her history, knowledge, and personal aesthetic.
Eliza Naranjo Morse. Eliza’s work has been shown at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, SITE Santa Fe, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, the Center for Contemporary Arts and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe. Naranjo Morse was also named the 2007 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow at the School for Advanced Research.
Eliza Narajano Morse’s participation is supported by the Katherine Herberger Faculty Enrichment in the Arts Grant Program, awarded by the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.