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Baamaa pii miinwaa.

1036 Beech Street
East Lansing, MI, 48823
United States

Dylan AT 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. Miner is also adjunct curator of Indigenous art at the MSU Museum and a founding member of the Justseeds artists collective. He holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has published approximately sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries. In 2010, he was an Artist Leadership Fellow through the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions – with many more planned in 2015-2016 – and has been artist-in-residence 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. His solo exhibition Silence of Sovereignty opened this spring in Montréal. Miner is currently completing his book Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism, Autonomy (Bloomsbury, expected 2016) and writing his first book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn)

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BIOGRAPHY

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.

BIO

Dylan AT Miner (b. 1976) is an 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 in Arts of the Américas 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 from the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Miner has been featured in more than two dozen solo exhibitions –  with two planned over the next year and a mid-career retrospective being organized. He 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. In the past year, he has published four risograph books: an artist’s book titled Aanikoobijigan // Waawaashkeshi, a booklet on Métis and Anishinaabe beadwork, a chapbook on quillwork, and another titled Bakobiigwaashkwani // She Jumps into the Water. In 2017, he commenced the Bootaagaani-minis ∞ Drummond Island Land Reclamation Project and in 2018 began collaborating to print little-known graphics from the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Miner is of Métis and settler descent. Born and raised in Michigan, he descends from the historic Georgian Bay Métis community in Ontario, with Métis ancestors also born in Red River, MB and Slave Lake, AB. He is committed to supporting Indigenous sovereignty, migrant and immigrant rights, labor rights, and ecological justice.

CV available here.