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About the Artists

Tony Abeyta
Tony Abeyta was born in 1965 in Gallup, New Mexico. He knew early on in life that he wanted to become an artist, even though his father, respected Navajo painter Narcisso Abeyta, encouraged him to "pursue a more professional career," he says. Tony Abeyta was educated at Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Art, where he received an Associate's Degree in Fine Arts. He also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, then traveled in France and Italy. Upon his return, he attended the Chicago Art Institute to study painting as a graduate student.

He views his imagery as intercultural; art is his intellectual expression. "I was making a good living in Santa Fe, but I went back to school because I want to strengthen my images -- make them more intellectual in their form." The creative use of textures, particularly sand, colors and themes are all evidenced in his paintings. He normally works "between oils and acrylics," and says that "monotypes are a good medium for me because they're faster, more immediate, less labored." These one-of-a-kind prints are "pure," he continues, "colors are transparent rather than opaque." Color is important to him. His use of turquoise, reds and purples is bold. "The colors are representative of the area I'm from," he says, adding that, though pastels match interiors, they just don't suffice for his work.

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