List of indigenous artists of the Americas

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Kenojuak Ashevak, Inuit printmaker
Martha Gradolf, Hochunk weaver
Cliff Fragua and his statue of Popé at Ohkay Owingeh, 2005

This is a list of visual artists who are Indigenous peoples of the Americas, categorized by primary media. Mestizo and Métis artists whose indigenous descent is integral to their art are included, as are Siberian Yup'ik artists due to their cultural commonalities with Alaskan Yup'ik people. This list includes notable visual artists who are Inuit people, Alaskan Natives, Siberian Yup'ik, American Indians, First Nations, Métis, Mestizos, and Indigenous peoples of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Indigenous identity is a complex and contested issue and differs from country to country in the Americas. Inclusion to this list is based on legal membership to an Indigenous community, when applicable, or recognition by the relevant indigenous community/communities of the individual as a member of that community.

Basket makers

Bead and quill artists


Diverse traditional artists


Artists who primarily work in drawing, including pastels.

Glass artists

Installation artists

Metalsmiths and jewelers

New Media artists


Canada and Greenland

United States


Central America and the Caribbean

South America

Performance artists




Artists primarily working in antler, bone, metal, stone, and other materials, except wood. Sculptors working primarily in wood are listed below.

Textile artists


See also

External links

  • Media related to Indigenous artists of the Americas at Wikimedia Commons
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