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For Life in all Directions by Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell (born 1962, Taos, New Mexico) is a well-known clay sculptor from Santa Clara Pueblo. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and later the Portland Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon.

Swentzell was 22 when she first displayed her works at Indian Market in Santa Fe. There, in 1986, she won a total of eight awards for her unique sculpture and pottery, and in 1994, she also won the market’s Creative Excellence in Sculpture award. Among her most popular works is the "Emergence of the Clowns", which toured the US, Canada and New Zealand as a part of the Heard Museum’s exhibition “Shared Visions”, and was shown at the White House in the exhibition “Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House”.

Swentzell's work is displayed at her gallery in the new Poeh Museum at Pojoaque Pueblo, which also features her sculpture in its permanent collection. Swentzell's work is also in the collections of the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Wellington, New Zealand, the Denver Art Museum, and the Joselyn Art Museum (Omaha, Nebraska).

Roxanne Swentzell is the daughter of Rina Naranjo Swentzell, an architect, potter and activist. She lives with her family at Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe.


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