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Judy Tuwaletstiwa is a visual artist, writer and teacher. Her work resides in private and museum collections nationally and internationally. 

After earning Degrees in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University, she discovered the power of visual art to connect us to the deepest part of ourselves. She has spent her life exploring and expressing this, using different media. 


As a teacher, she helps people explore their unique creative vision.


She writes:


Art has taught me that walls and doorways are the same thing.

Art has taught me that an image can be a transformative gift of healing.

Art has taught me that what we see is only a fraction of what is there.

Art has taught me that the longer I make art, the greater the mystery.

Source, Process, Transformation solo show at Pie Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 11, 2021 - February 5, 2022.

JudyT Studio_c Pie Projects.jpg

Radius Books published her books, Mapping Water (2007) and Glass (2016).

Selected shows, collections, and awards: 

2022 Mayor's Arts Awards

The Dream Life of Objects, solo show at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM, 2019


Glass, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2016

Ruah, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2014 

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Artist in Residence, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM


View the following links for more information, and to view panel discussions:

The Language of Materials

Discussion with and performance by Arnold Steinhardt

Discussion with David Krakauer, head of the Santa Fe Institute and Complexity Theorist

Panel discussion with David Chickey, Ivy Ross and Laura Carpenter, moderated by Judy Tuwaletstiwa

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