Dylan A. T. Miner is a Métis artist, historian, and curator who teaches at Michigan State University. His artistic practice emerges from his ongoing involvement in radical politics. A key facet to his oeuvre, Miner makes unambiguously political relief prints and graphic arts, commonly employing found or quotidian materials in their production. Recently, his printmaking practice has begun to investigate the materiality of the printer’s block, incising and printing from wooden objects such as baseball bats, hockey sticks, and canoe paddles. Moreover, Miner’s practice involves ongoing collaborations with Indigenous youth, having worked with Native communities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Norway. In his project Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes), he works with youth to build bicycles based on traditional knowledge. He recently produced a body of work on Indigenous prophecies, and is beginni ng new projects dealing with forests and with Métis medicine. Miner is a founding member of the print collective, Justseeds, which was awarded the Grand Prix at the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Slovenia. He has published extensively and exhibited widely.
The exhibition runs through from 8/12-9/27/13, open weekdays 9-5pm.