List of indigenous artists of the Americas

Martha Gradolf, Hochunk weaver
Cliff Fragua and his statue of Popé at Ohkay Owingeh, 2005

This is a list of visual artists who are Indigenous peoples of the Americas, categorized by primary media. Mestizo and Métis artists whose indigenous descent is integral to their art are included, as are Siberian Yup'ik artists due to their cultural commonalities with Alaskan Yup'ik people. This list includes notable visual artists who are Inuit people, Alaskan Natives, Siberian Yup'ik, American Indians, First Nations, Métis, Mestizos, and Indigenous peoples of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Indigenous identity is a complex and contested issue and differs from country to country in the Americas. Inclusion to this list is based on legal membership to an Indigenous community, when applicable, or recognition by the relevant indigenous community/communities of the individual as a member of that community.

Basket makersEdit

Beadwork and quillwork artistsEdit

Ceramic artistsEdit

Diverse cultural artistsEdit


Artists who primarily work in drawing, including pastels.

Glass artistsEdit

Installation artistsEdit

Metalsmiths and jewelersEdit

New media artistsEdit

Mixed-media artistsEdit


Canada and GreenlandEdit

United StatesEdit


Central America and the CaribbeanEdit

South AmericaEdit

Performance artistsEdit




Artists primarily working in antler, bone, metal, stone, and other materials, except wood. Sculptors working primarily in wood are listed below.

Textile artistsEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder, Tahnee (Fall 2017). "Seven Directions". First American Art Magazine (16): 16–17. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Fine Art and Outsiders: Attacking the Barriers". The New York Times. 9 February 1996. Retrieved 6 June 2017.

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