Suzanne Newman Fricke completed her doctorate in Native American art history at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Her dissertation studies how the aesthetics of the ceramics made by Pueblo Natives in the Southwest were altered by the marketing. Over the past 20 years, she has taught a range of art history for the past 20 years. Her research into contemporary Native art includes an article on Bob Haozous in the anthology No Deal! Indigenous Arts and the Politics of Possession and numerous articles in First Americans Art Magazine. As a curator, she has created three shows that traveled to different sites through Russia, the United States, and Japan: “Octopus Dreams: Works on Paper by Contemporary Native American Artists,” “As We See It: Photography by Contemporary Native American Artists,” and “Woven Together: Celebrating Grandmother Spiderwoman in Contemporary Native American Art.” A book of interviews with the artists in As We See It will be published by the University of New Mexico Press.
- Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- M.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- B.A., Mills College, Oakland, California