Jaune Quick-To-See Smith
American, born 1940 [Flathead/Salish]



Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s “Survival,” a suite of four lithographs, was the debut release of Zanatta Editions. Released in 1996, it is now recognized as one of the most important graphic works created by the artist (who has created one-hundred-some prints).  “Survival” set a high standard for future Zanatta Editions publishing projects.  “Survival” was published in an edition of fifty, and more than one-third of those impressions are now in the collections of museums in the U.S. and Europe, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum of Mankind/Vienna, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith is an internationally recognized artist and Native American speaker/activist.  Smith was born on her reservation and is an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana.  She received an Associate Degree from Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington in 1960, a BA from Framingham State College, Massachusetts, in 1976 and an MA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 1980. She resides in Corrales, New Mexico.

Smith has had dozens of one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries across the U.S and Europe over the past four decades.  The artist has had four major survey exhibitions (with catalogs) – “Subversions/Affirmations,” Jersey City Museum (1996) and additional venues;  “Made in America,” UMKC/Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, Missouri (2003) and additional venues;  “Postmodern Messenger,” Tucson Museum of Art (2004) and additional venues;  “In the Footsteps of My Ancestors,” Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana (2017) with additional venues.  “Jaune Quick-To-See Smith: An American Modernist” by Carolyn Kastner was published by University of New Mexico Press (2013).

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and numerous other public institutions.


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