Materials As KinA Curatorial Residency By Tiffany Adams

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Tiffany Adams is a California Indigenous, Chemehuevi/Koyoomk’awi/Nisenan, multidisciplinary artist who believes that place-based arts and visual representation are crucial to community health and Native identity reclamation. Adams’ artistic practice includes painting, clothing, performance, jewelry, sculpture, and California red abalone in regalia and contemporary finery.  By using a variety of art mediums, her work focuses on community engagement and education to cultivate a visual story that celebrates her deeply rooted sense of identity.  

She received her BFA in Studio Arts (Painting and Jewelry with Honors) from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an Indigenous Liberal Studies minor. 

Tiffany has exhibited artworks at the R.C. Gorman Museum at UC Davis, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe, and received the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Blue Ribbon. Her artworks have appeared in museums, galleries, and public spaces for 15+ years throughout California. Tiffany’s commissions have included Sacramento State Esactima Center, cover artwork for Ope’ by Yulu Ewis (2022), Abalone Woman painting for California Indian Legal Services (2020). Adams’s cultural exchange work includes; Toi Kiri World Indigenous Art Festival New Zealand 2023, City of Roseville Mural Camp 2023, Ancestral Ink in Santa Fe (2020), Ngā Uri Muturnag Tattoo Festival in New Zealand (2020), Sacramento Native American Health Center (2019) California Tribal College (2018), and NCORE New Orleans (2018). Recently, Adams served as the Chemehuevi Tribal Vice Chairwoman and council member. 

You can find more information about Tiffany Adams’ artwork and career at and on Instagram @tiffanyadamsartist


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Material as Kin: Group Show 

Material as Kin: Solo Show