Robert I. Mesa

  • Diné (Navajo)
  • Luiseño
  • Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Robert I. Mesa (Navajo/Soboba) is an artist with a primary focus on acting, filmmaking and photography. Most recently, he appeared in the Yale Repertory Theatre's early 2020 production "Manahatta". In 2019, he performed in "Sovereignty" at the Marin Theatre and “Crossing Mnisose” at The Armory in Portland, Oregon. His television credits include Tecumseh in “The Men Who Built America: The Frontiersman” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio for the History Channel, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, “Gunslingers”, and as Al Momaday in “N. Scott Momaday: Words From A Bear”. As a filmmaker, Mesa is a recipient of the 2020 Senator John Pinto Memorial Fund, and in 2018, his film "Devon's Forest" premiered at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and at California's American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival. As a visual artist and photographer, Mesa has shown in markets at the Autry (LA), The Heard (Phoenix), the Santa Fe Indian Market, as well as in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Shanghai, China and Bristol, U.K.

Sample of Work

The One and Only

The One and Only

11 x 14

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

The Other Side

The Other Side

5 x 7

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

War Boy

War Boy

11 x 14

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography