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Gerry Quotskuyva | Featured Artist

February 22 – May 6, 2024

Gerry Quotskuyva is a member of the Bear Strap Clan from the Second Mesa Village of Shungopavi. His Hopi name, Lomahongva, means “reed standing tall and healthy”. Gerry started carving ice for banquet centerpieces when he worked as a chef before he tried his hand at Katsina carving. By his mid-30s, he began pursuing art as a profession and found that a passion had been awakened inside him. Initially working as a carver, he began painting 18 months later. Today he also creates works in bronze. Gerry’s attention to detail and unique interpretation of traditional Hopi symbolism reflects his rich and expressive heritage.

My work transcends the traditional craft of Hopi Katsina carving. When I became an artist, I chose to pursue the creation of a body of work interpreting the Katsinam as a fine art form … As my creations continue to evolve, more of the cultural way of life and my environmental concerns are being incorporated into my sculptures. As a result, I am feeling an even stronger desire to create with a message.”

Image (cropped): Gerry Quotskuyva

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