Artist Michael Toya at Gathering of Nations

Artist Michael Toya at Gathering of Nations

Posted By Corinne Rice May 29th, 2019 Last Updated on: May 31st, 2019

Artist Michael Toya is a local artist in Albuquerque, and his art used images from his Jemez Pueblo culture.  

I stopped by his booth at Gathering of Nations to see his latest creations!

He has both traditional images on canvas as well as images that incorporate more modern themes like Star Wars with Pueblo flare.

Many of his prints are embellished even further with hand painted touches that add further originality to his paintings. 

Michael expressed to me that his paintings were very traditional incorporating his Pueblo imagery, but recently after having the opportunity to attend the Indigenous Comic Con he branched out into blending his traditional paintings with the fandom world. 

One of my favorite pieces was a stormtrooper riding atop an appaloosa horse.

You can follow Michael Toya on Instagram at @toyamichael and on Facebook at Mike Toya Art

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About Corinne Rice

Corinne Rice (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.

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