Fawn Douglas

nuwuart@gmail.com | www.nuwuart.com

 

Nik Nuwuvi. I am Southern Paiute. Indigenous knowledge flows through me as I interpret my people’s history and presence with performance, sculpture, weaving, paint and stitch. I bridge my cultural heritage into the eye of the contemporary perspective.

 

Education

 

2019    M.F.A in Process, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2015    B.A Painting and Drawing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2012    A.A. Global Studies, College of Southern Nevada

 

Professional Experience

 

2019- Current

  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Art, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV     

  • Community Outreach Associate, Meow Wolf, Las Vegas, NV

  • Council Member, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council, National Parks Service, Las Vegas, NV

  • Board Member, Stewart Cultural Advisory Committee, Nevada Indian Commission, NV

  • Mentor, Native American Student Association, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2018-19

  • Committee Member, Nevada Basin to Range Steering Committee, Las Vegas, NV

  • Co-Lead Volunteer, Our Wild America Campaign, Sierra Club National

  • Board of Directors, Friends of Gold Butte, Las Vegas, NV

  • Instructor, Cultural Fitness, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services, Las Vegas, NV

  • President, Native American Alumni Club, Committee to Establish Affinity Group, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2017-19

  • Part Time Instructor, American Indian-Indigenous Studies, Interdisciplinary Gender Ethnic Studies, College of Liberal Arts, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • Faculty Member, American Indian Alliance, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • Board of Directors, Institute for a Progressive Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

2017-18          

  • Advisor, Native American Student Association, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • Consultant, Western Conservation, Las Vegas, NV 

 

Lectures/Panels/Activism

 

2020

  • Organizer/Panelist, Forum on Cultural Appropriation, Las Vegas Indian Center, Las Vegas, NV

  • Speaker, Women’s March, Reno NV

2019

  • “Paiute” On History and Continuance, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas NV

  • Sacred Places- The Desert National Wildlife Refuge, National Congress of American Indians, Reno, NV

  • “Second Sunday: Artists & Authors” Winter Gathering at Red Rock Canyon, Organizer/Speaker/Bird Dancer with Nuwuvi Elders, Las Vegas, NV

2018

  • “Art and Public Lands” Monuments Exhibit, Panelist, moderated by Susanna Newbury, West Library, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Opening Plenary” Ceremonial Welcome, Speaker, Western Arts Alliance, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Native American Student Welcome” Organizer/Speaker, American Indian Alliance, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Gold Butte Speaker Series” A Land and Its People: Southern Paiute Heritage, Speaker, Mesquite, NV

  • “Speakers Inspiring Awareness” Protecting Public Lands, Panelist/Lecturer, College of Southern Nevada, NV

  • “Indigenous Spirit on Fire” Together We Rise, Panelist, UNR, Reno, NV

  • “Next 100 Coalition” Welcome/Speaker, Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV

  • “The Progressive Summit” Art and Activism Workshop, Speaker/Facilitator, College of Southern Nevada

  • “Take Back the Night” Missing, Murdered, Indigenous Women, Organizer/Speaker, UNLV

  • “Nau Mai Ki- Te Kura O Rangiriri” Guest Speaker/Performing Artist, Auckland, NZ

  • “Indigenous Cultural Exchange” Water Protectors, Lecture/Performance, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, NZ

  • “Indigenous Talent Showcase” A Cultural Showcase of Inter-Tribal Talent from Traditional to Contemporary Arts, Organizer/Host, Winchester-Dondero Cultural Center, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Las Vegas, NV

  • Supai Veterans Pow Wow, Organizer for Las Vegas Native Dance Group, Havasupai, AZ

  • “#MMIW” Sign Making & Community Potluck Gathering, Organizer, Las Vegas Indian Center, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Miss Native UNLV” Organizer/Host, Native American Student Association, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Pow Wow”, Vegas Strong Pow Wow, Organizer, Native American Student Association, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Bears Ears Cultural Gathering” Participant, Bears Ears National Monument, UT

  • “Havasupai Disaster Relief” Organizer, Donation drop off, Las Vegas, NV

  • “#HelpHerHeal” Fundraiser for Tzintzun Tepeyolohtli, Organizer, Las Vegas, NV

  • May Day Protest, Attendee, Federal Building, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Honor the Future, Challenge the Past” Understanding the Effect of Race-Based Mascots, Petition Organizer, Las Vegas, NV

  • Educating Staff of Race Based Mascots, Speaker, Western High School, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge” Air Force Training Range Expansion Hearing, Speaker/Activist, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Buy Native- Native Arts Holiday Pop-up Shop” Organizer/Artist, Sierra Club, Las Vegas, NV

2017   

  • “Art and Activism” Guest Lecturer, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

  • “Gold Butte Anniversary Celebration” Organizer, Paiute Golf Resort, Las Vegas, NV

  • “More Than a Word” More Than Mascots, More Than Stereotypes, Film Screening Organizer/Speaker, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  •  “Wild and Scenic Film Festival” Speaker, Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV

  • Public Lands Day of Action, Speaker for the Sierra Club, Washington DC

  • The Wilderness Society, Spokesperson for National Monuments, Washington DC.

  • Senator Heller Staff Meeting, Speaking for National Monuments Press Conference and delivery of 90,000 plus statements of public lands support, Las Vegas, NV

  • Monuments to America Tour Press Conference, Speaker, The Center for Western Priorities, Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Protect Nevada” Monuments Protection Press Conference, Moderator/Speaker, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Hear Our Indigenous Voices” Protecting Public Lands- Gold Butte/Basin & Range/Bears Ears. Host/Moderator/Speaker, Paiute Multi-Purpose, Las Vegas, NV.

  • AJR 13 Bill, Support of Antiquities Act/Gold Butte/Basin & Range, Speaker, Grant Sawyer Building, Las Vegas, NV

  • “May Day March” Stand up for Human Rights! Speaker, Las Vegas, NV

  • Climate March, Speaker, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • March for Science, Participant, The Arts District, Las Vegas, NV

  • All Shades United Community Gathering, Participant, Las Vegas, NV

  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Town Hall, Speaker, City Hall, Las Vegas, NV

  • Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health Fair, Organizer of Cultural Arts, Las Vegas, NV

  • Know Your Rights! Immigration Support, Organizer/Speaker, Womxn of Color, Las Vegas, NV

  • We Stand with Standing Rock Rally, Organizer/Speaker, Las Vegas, NV

  • Native Nations Rise Rally and March, Participant, Washington DC

  • Wilderness Week, Lobbyist, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

  • The Women’s March, Speaker on Indigenous Rights, Las Vegas, NV

  • Keep Red Rock Rural Rally, Speaker, Clark County Federal Building, Las Vegas, NV

  • Supai Veterans Pow Wow, Organizer for Las Vegas Native Dance Group, Havasupai, AZ

  • “Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day” Organizer/Speaker, Friends of the Fort, Nevada State Parks, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Racist Joe Arpaio- Un-Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Protest Attendee, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Water Protectors Awareness”, Petition and Performance, Organizer, First Friday in the Arts District, Las Vegas, NV

  • “A Discussion on Protecting our National Monuments & Ancestral Indigenous Lands” Moderator/Panelist, Las Vegas Paiute Multi-Purpose, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Native Nations Rise” Indigenous March, Attendee, Washington DC

  • “RISE” Viceland Documentary Series I-II, Organizer/Panelist with Director Ben Dupri, Rebel Movies, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • “RESIST” Rally in Support of Human Rights, Organizer/Speaker, Huntridge Circle Park, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Standing Rock Awareness” Guest Speaker, First Henderson United Methodist Church, Las Vegas, NV

2016   

  • “Stand with Standing Rock Benefit Show”, Organizer/Speaker, Multi-Cultural performance and human rights awareness, Las Vegas Paiute Multi-Purpose, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Prayer Vigil for Standing Rock” International Call for Prayer, Organizer/Speaker, Huntridge Circle Park, Las Vegas, NV

  • “NODAPL” Indian Taco and Bingo Fundraiser, Speaker, Cedar City, UT

  • “Las Vegas Stands with Standing Rock” Organizer, Rally-Protest-March, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Haka with Standing Rock” Water Protectors from Aotearoa Journey, Water Protector/Guide, Standing Rock, ND

  • “Friends Rendezvous” Indigenous Leadership and Engagement on Public Lands, Panelist, Friends Grassroots Network, Conservation Lands Foundation, Las Vegas, NV

  • “We Stand with Standing Rock” Public Community Awareness Meeting, Organizer/Speaker, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Gold Butte Culture Walk” Organizer, Gold Butte National Monument, NV

2015

  • “Indigenous Cultural Exchange” Native American Peoples’ and the Maori of New Zealand, Organizer/Speaker, Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, Mount Charleston, NV

  • “Tribal Tuesday” Te Pou-o-Mangatāwhiri Kapa Haka Welcome, Organizer, Paiute Colony, Las Vegas, NV

 

Exhibitions

 

2020

  • Art of Us, Group Exhibition, Warhol Loft, The Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV

  • My Two Cents, Group Exhibition, Core Contemporary Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

  • Margaret, Are you Grieving? Group Exhibit, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV

2019

  •  Feminisms, Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

  • Commodified, UNLV MFA Group Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV

2018   

  • Native American Visions II, Group Exhibition, City Hall, Las Vegas, NV

  • Gold Butte Art, Group Exhibition, Mesquite Library, NV

  • Monuments, Group Exhibition, Sahara West Library Gallery, NV

  • The Norma Jean Collection, Collaboration with Artist Norma Jean, Group Exhibit, Skin City, Las Vegas, NV

2017

  • Nothing & Everything, Vegas Culture Pop Up Exhibition. Indigenous Group Exhibition with Randy Barton.

  • Native American Visions I, Group Exhibition, City Hall, Las Vegas, NV

  • Jana’s Red Room, Las Vegas Arts District, Las Vegas, NV

2016   

  • Zap! 8, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Laughlin Library, Laughlin, NV

  • North-East, An Exploration, Group Exhibition, Left of Center Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2015

  • My Relatives Rise, Sky Mural unveiling and group exhibition, Candy Wolves Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

  • Zap!7-Artists Take Over Maryland Parkway, Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

  • Greetings, The Bakery Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2014

  • Yesterday & Today Exhibit, The Barrick Museum, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2012

  • Viva La Femmes, City of Las Vegas office of Cultural Affairs, 5th Street Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2010

  • Exploring Art & Heritage: Native American Artists of the Region, Bridge Gallery at City Hall, Las Vegas, NV

 

Bibliography

 

Commissions

 

2018   

  • 40 Ceramic Bowls in custom design, gifts for donors and board members, College of Liberal Arts, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

  • Miss Native UNLV, Beaded Crown Design, Collaboration with Beadwork Artist Connie Jake, UNLV Native American Student Association, Las Vegas, NV

  • Southern Paiute Veterans Association Princess Crown, Beaded Crown Design, Collaboration with Beadwork Artist Connie Jake, Moapa Band of Paiutes Pow Wow, Las Vegas, NV

  • 100 Shirts, “Gathering of our Mountains” Nuwuvi Pine Nut Gathering- petroglyph design, The Mountain Institute, Las Vegas, NV

2017

  • Nuwu Art Logo Shirts, Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Red Rock Review” Cover art, Issue 39, Spring 2017, Las Vegas, NV

2016

  • 100 Nuwuvi Baskets in plastic cast and bronze, gifts for individuals who helped with the Gold Butte Monument designation, Western Conservation Foundation, Las Vegas, NV

Curatorial Projects

 

2020

  • The Other Side of Paradise, UNLV V.I.C.E., Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV

  • Art of Us, UNLV Art Department, Women of Color Arts Festival, Warhol Gallery, Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV

2016-2017      

  • “Paiute Voices” Southern Paiute Artists Share Their Songs, Stories and Contemporary Art, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV

2017               

  • “PAIUTE” A Journey Through Traditional and Contemporary Art, The Old Fort National Park, Las Vegas, NV

Awards and Grants

 

2020

  • Public Lands Advocate of the Year, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Las Vegas, NV

 

2018   

  • Nevada Arts Council Grant, Indigenous Talent Showcase, Clark County Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV

  • “Starry Night Gold Butte” Best of Show Winner, Monuments Juried Art Show, Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV

  • Preservation Education Award, Recognition for Education on Dakota Access Pipeline through art, Historic Preservation Commission, City of Las Vegas, NV

2017   

  • American Indian Community Leader of the Year Award, American Indian Achievement Awards, The Nevada Indian Commission, Carson City, NV

  • Proclamation Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Group Effort with UNLV Native American Student Association, From the Office of the Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Las Vegas, NV

2016

  • Notable Nevadans, Honoree, National Indian Education Association Conference, Carson City, NV

Public Arts

 

2018   

  • Life Cycle of the Butterfly, Crestwood Elementary School Garden Mural, collaboration with Sol Martinez, Las Vegas, NV

2017   

  • Taboo & MAG 7 Showcase, Backup Dancer, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

  • Second Sunday Artist Spotlight, Live Painter/Lecturer, Red Rock Conservation Visitor’s Center, Las Vegas, NV-

  • ISI- Industry Supporting Industry, Second Sunday, Container Park Live Painting, Las Vegas, NV

  • ISI- Industry Supporting Industry, America the Great, Live Painting, Las Vegas, NV

  • ARTown Reno! Live painting/Artist Vendor, Reno, NV

  • Snow Mountain Pow Wow, Jingle Dancer, Las Vegas, NV

  • Paiute Basket Mural, Water is Life Collection, Las Vegas, NV

 

2016   

  • Zap! 8- Zapped by the River, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Laughlin, NV

  • Shivwits Paiute Tribe Mural, Shivwits Convenience Store, Ivins, UT

  • NODAPL Art Project, Protest art with the children of the Mni Wiconi School, Oceti Sakowan Camp, Standing Rock, SD.

2015   

  • Zap! 7- Clark County Parks & Recreation, UNLV Public Arts Collaboration Project, Las Vegas, NV

  • Performance, UNLV Public Arts Collaboration Project, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV

 

Residencies

 

2018   

  • Nevada Public Radio, featured on limited edition member thank you gifts, Las Vegas,

            NV

2016   

  • Arquetopia, Natural Pigments Instructional Residency, Oaxaca, MX

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