Venaya VJ Yazzie

  • Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah
  • Hopi
  • Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography
  • Diverse Arts
  • Textiles

Venaya Yazzie (Diné/Hopi )woman from the San Juan Valley in northwestern New Mexico – her heritage is rooted in the Huerfano, NM and Chaco Canyon area. Yazzie is an alumnus of the IAIA, Fort Lewis College, UNM where she earned an M.A. in Education / Indian Education. Via her art, and academic research, Venaya works to reaffirm Indigenous identity, tribal tongue and cultural landscape ; her efforts encompass the need to re-tell and thus re-establish the narrative and experiences of the 21st century Indigenous individual.

Sample of Work

Turquoise Girl at the River

Turquoise Girl at the River

28" x 22" (Diptych)

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Rainbow Girl Dances

Rainbow Girl Dances

20" x 15"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Beetle Girl in Twilight

Beetle Girl in Twilight

20" x 10"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Matriarch Stars & Roses Skirt

Matriarch Stars & Roses Skirt

Women's Size Large

Textiles

Matriarch Tribal Roses Skirt

Matriarch Tribal Roses Skirt

Women's Size Large

Textiles

Matriarch Roses & Stars Skirt

Matriarch Roses & Stars Skirt

Women's Size XLarge

Textiles

Be Matriarch Crossbody Bag

Be Matriarch Crossbody Bag

10" x 8.5" x 1"

Diverse Arts

Be Matriarch Blk/White Rose Handbag

Be Matriarch Blk/White Rose Handbag

15" x 12" x 2"

Diverse Arts

Be Matriarch Grey/Blk Rose Handbag

Be Matriarch Grey/Blk Rose Handbag

14" x 14..5" x 2"

Diverse Arts