Dylan A.T. Miner is an artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University.
Dylan AT Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist, and scholar. He is currently Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, as well as Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. Miner sits on the Michigan Indian Education Council and is a founding member of the Justseeds artists collective. He holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has published more than sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries. In 2010, he was awarded an Artist Leadership Fellowship through the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions – with two planned in 2018 – and has been artist-in-residence or visiting artist at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Rabbit Island, Santa Fe Art Institute, and numerous universities, art schools, and low-residency MFA programs. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. Miner is currently completing a book on contemporary Indigenous aesthetics and writing his first book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn). In 2017, Miner hung solo exhibitions in Canada and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, taught a course on ecology at Ox-bow School of Art and Artists' Residency, published an artist's book with Issue Press, and exhibited in group shows in Norway, Ireland, Canada, and the US. In the past year, he has also published a three risograph books // booklets: one on Métis and Anishinaabe beadwork, a chapbook on quillwork, and another titled Bakobiigwaashkwani // She Jumps into the Water.
Miner is currently creating new work for multiple solo exhibitions, as well as working on various collective projects. Most importantly, Miner recently commenced the Bootaagaani-mini ∞ Drummond Island Land Reclamation Project. He is uncertain if he will return to academic writing.
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