Mallery Quetawki


Mallery Quetawki is from the Pueblo of Zuni in western New Mexico.  She is the mother of two and shares residence in both Albuquerque and Zuni Pueblo.  She received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Art studio in the summer of 2009 from UNM-ABQ.  She is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the Community Environmental Health Program at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy.  Mallery has used art to translate scientific ideas, health impacts and research on uranium mines that are currently undergoing study in several Indigenous communities.  Her work has been featured on National Institutes of Health websites and published in peer-reviewed journals on environmental health and academic medicine.  Currently her work titled, “Our Cultures, Our Languages” is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City in the Grounded in Clay exhibit in the American Wing through June 2024.

Mallery has a large-scale mural titled, “Morning Prayer”, on permanent display at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center which depicts the history of the Zuni People from Creation to modern times. Her oil painting symbolizing the ties between the Grand Canyon and Zuni culture is part of a traveling collaboration called the Zuni Map Art Project.  Other noted works include a 12-piece pastel and ink set entitled “What Makes a Zuni?” on permanent display at the Zuni IHS in Blackrock, NM and two murals painted at the Ho’n A:wan Park in Zuni Pueblo.  Mallery’s work was part of an interactive Google Doodle that kicked off Native American Heritage Month on November 1, 2021.  You can also find her work “Extraction and Remediation” as part of the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology traveling exhibit.


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