Friday, April 6 -- 1:30pm - 3pm --Bally's, Platinum Ballroom


Chair: Mary Hood

Panel: Karl Davis, Daniel Nez and Monica Wapaha


The Altered Landscape resonates with many Native and Indigenous artists in cultural, spiritual, and artistic purpose. Printmaking involves that purposeful practice as demonstrated by the intent of Crow’s Shadow Institute and the Map(ing) project; both use printmaking as a vital form of expressing identity, which is embedded in the land. Whether it is a plate, stone, or wood, as artists they transform the material to fight for their culture, their land, and their way of life. This panel proposes four presentations that express these concepts in art. The panel will have a presentation about the Map(ing) project, the work of Crow’s Shadow Institute, and two presentations by Indigenous graduate students from Arizona State University’s printmaking program. Their presentations will address the work of artists such as Jamison Chas Banks, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Will Wilson, and Matika Wilbur as it relates to the physical meaning of altered landscape, internal identity, and outward assimilation.



Mary Hood, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA currently resides in Tempe, Arizona, USA, where she is an associate professor of art/printmaking at Arizona State University. Hood received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Dallas, in Dallas, Texas and her undergraduate degree from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.  As part of her teaching philosophy, Mary uses printmaking to focus on community-affiliated projects such as RIPPLE (2005), for Katrina evacuees in Arizona, DITTO (2006), a public art project, and Map(ing) Multiple Artists Printing (Indigenous and Native Geographies)) an ongoing biennial printmaking project between Native artists and ASU students established in 2009.  More about Map(ing) can be found at


Mary Hood’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the world including the International Print Center New York, NYC, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, and Blue Star Art Complex, TX.  Mary is the recipient of numerous residencies, publications, and awards for her work including the 2008 Faculty Achievement Award and the 2006 Award for Public Scholarship. In 2012 Mary was awarded the Annual Evelyn Smith Endowed Professorship to support her community scholarship. In 2017 Mary was awarded the prestigious ArtWorks Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the tenth year of the Map(ing) project.  More about Mary can be found at



Karl Davis is at the Crows Shadow Institute for the Arts. Daniel Nez and Monica Wapaha are MFA Candidates at Arizona State University.