For the past 19 years, enrolled Tribal member Micqaela Jones has been creating paintings inspired by her Shoshone Culture.
“From the beginning, my goal has been to create paintings that people connect with – art that tells a story – either about nature or my culture. As a self-taught artist, my time early on was spent trying various techniques, playing with color and texture, and trying to put on canvas what was in my mind.”
Micqaela has shown her award-winning work all over the country at juried art shows and museums. Her work is on permanent collection at the Heard Museum in Phoenix; the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada; and the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, Nevada. She also has work in several corporations and major global collections. Recently she was awarded the “Design Fellowship Award” at the Santa Fe Indian Market and took first place at the Red Earth Art Show in Oklahoma. She is excited to announce that a film about her art, family and life, entitled, “Micqaela,” will be released in 2020.
“Today, from my studio in Elko Nevada, I continue to work on new concepts, ideas and techniques, always trying to push my boundaries as an artist. I am truly excited with every new painting I create!” The results are paintings that are traditional in their subject matter, but contemporary in their approach, with vivid colors, layers and textures.
Currently her work can be seen at Galleries in Red Lodge, Montana; Ivins, Utah; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; as well as several resorts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Scottsdale, Arizona; Vail, Colorado; and Las Vegas, Nevada.