Dylan Miner

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Dylan A. T. Miner is an American artist, activist, art historian, and educator who focuses on indigenous and anti-colonial issues. Miner is from Michigan and is of Métis descent,[1] also referred as Wiisaakodewinini. [2]


He is an associate professor of transcultural studies at Michigan State University, where he holds appointments in American Indian Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies and Latin American Studies. He is also Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies. An Indigenous studies scholar, Miner has published articles in Aztlán, Third Text, CR: The New Centennial Review, contributed numerous encyclopedia entries, written for Indigenous and Latina/o community newspapers. In 2014 he published Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island.


As an artist, Miner has exhibited widely, including the Institute of American Indian Arts, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, National Museum of Mexican Art, Native American Rights Fund, La Galería de la Raza, Nokomis Center and countless alternative and university galleries, community centers, union halls, and anarchist bookstores. His working-class comics are included in Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (New Press, 2009) and Wobblies: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World.[3] In 2005, as part of the centennial celebrations of the founding of the IWW, Miner’s two-person exhibition with Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl traveled throughout North America and the world. In 2010, he was awarded an Artist Leadership fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian. From this award, he created the exhibition Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes). In 2010 and 2011, Miner had nine solo exhibitions, Urban Shaman Gallery, in Winnipeg, Manitoba and various university galleries. In 2015 he exhibited at the Martha Street Studio[4][5], in Winnipeg. In 2016 he did a residency in Regina, Saskatchewan in collaboration with the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and the Dunlop Art Gallery.[6].

Miner is a member of Justseeds Radical Artist Collective. He co-founded the Campesina/o Collective.[1]

Selected Articles[edit]



  • Buhle, Paul and Nicole Schulman. Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World. Verso, 2005. ISBN 978-1-84467-525-8.
  • McPhee, Josh and Erik Reuland. Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority. Oakland: AK Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-904859-32-1.

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