Shelley Niro:
Film and Photography

April 19th - September 6th, 2023

The Andrew Smith Gallery Arizona, LLC is excited to announce it's next exhibition featuring works by contemporary Native American artist Shelley Niro. The opening reception is Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at 330 S. Convent Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701.

In addition to the opening at the Andrew Smith Gallery Shelley Niro's film, The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, will be screened as part of the 31st Arizona International Film Festival on Friday April 21st at 5:00 PM followed by a Q&A with Shelley Niro.

An internationally acclaimed artist, Shelley Niro is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) Nation. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, and currently residing in Ontario, she grew up near Brantford on the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. Niro is known internationally for her feature-length film Kissed by Lightning (2009), performance pieces, painting, beadwork, and particularly for her extensive photographic body of work. Since the late 1980s, she has prolifically produced and exhibited ambitious work at a high level, nationally and internationally, and she has long been a significant creative presence in Toronto.

A career retrospective of Shelley Niro’s paintings, photographs, mixed-media works, and films Shelley Niro: 500 Year Itch will run from May 27, 2023 - January 1, 2024, at the National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center in New York City.

Washington Post article on 500 Year Itch.

For Fearless and Other Indians, 2008

The Shirt, 2003

The Essential Sensuality of Ceremony, 2002

Battlefields of My Ancestors, 2015

Toys Are Not Us, 2017