Teri Greeves
Santa Fe, NM
2016 USA Fellow

This award was generously made possible by Anonymous.

Enrolled with the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Teri Greeves began beading at eight years old. After growing up on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming where her mother ran a trading post, she eventually graduated from UC Santa Cruz. Greeves began her career as a beadwork artist after winning Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999. She has won awards and honors at Indian Market, the Heard Museum and in 2003, she received the Dobkin Fellow at the School of American Research. In 2009 she was featured in the PBS television series, craft in America and her work has been exhibited in Changing Hands 2 at the Museum of Art and Design; at the Brooklyn Art Museum’s Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains, in State of the Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum, and most recently included in Native Fashion Now at the Peabody Essex Museum. Greeves’ work is also included in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the British Museum, the Heard Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Portland Art Museum among others. Greeves lives with her husband and two sons in Santa Fe, NM.

Portrait photo courtesy the artist.
  • Artwork by Teri Greeves
    21st Century Traditional, collection of Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2010. Photo credit: Dan Barsotti
  • Artwork by Teri Greeves
    Kiowa By Design, beadwork and mixed media, 2014. Collection of Nerman Museum of Art. Photo credit: Stephen Lang
  • Artwork by Teri Greeves
    Women's Series, raw silk, canvas, wood, glass beads, wood beads, semi precious beads, Swarovski crystals, bone beads, 2011. Photo Credit: New Mexico Museum of Art
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