Nora Naranjo-Morse

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Nora Naranjo-Morse
Born 1953
Residence Espanola, New Mexico
Nationality American, Santa Clara Pueblo
Fields Native North American Artist, Potter and Ceramist
Alma mater BA, College of Santa Fe
Influences Rose Naranjo

Nora Naranjo-Morse (born 1953) is a Native American potter and poet. She currently resides in Espanola, New Mexico just north of Santa Fe and is a member of the Santa Clara Pueblo. She is the daughter of potter Rose Naranjo.[1] Her work can be found in several museum collections including the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota, and the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, where her hand-built sculpture piece, Always Becoming, was selected from more than 55 entries submitted by Native artists as the winner of an outdoor sculpture competition held in 2005.[2][3] In 2014, she was honored with a NACF Artist Fellowship for Visual Arts[4] and was selected to prepare temporal public art for the 5x5 Project by curator Lance Fung.[5]


"There is no word for art in the Tewa language ... There is though the concept for an artful life, filled with inspiration and fueled by labor and thoughtful approach."[6]


  1. ^ "Nora Naranjo-Morse". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Nora Naranjo-Morse: Always Becoming Mall Sculpture Project". National Museum of the American Indian. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  3. ^ Wroten, Nicole (2007-10-31). "Sculpting Her Vision". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa-Santa Clara Pueblo), 2014 NACF Visual Arts Fellow
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  6. ^ "Nora Naranjo-Morse". Women Artists of the American West. Pottery by American Indian Women, The Legacy of Generations: the Avant-Garde. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 

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