Michelle Tsosie Sisneros

  • Contemporary painter, jewelry artist and potter
  • Santa Clara/Navajo/Laguna Pueblo
  • Inspired by Pueblo traditions and Mother Earth
  • Subjects include Pueblo women, Yeis, clowns, deer and landscapes
  • SWAIA Helen Hardin Memorial Award
  • Pueblo Grande Museum, Poster Artist Award, 2000
  • Best in Painting, Museum of Northern Arizona

Michelle Tsosie Sisneros is a highly regarded contemporary artist of Santa Clara, Navajo and Laguna descent. She is primarily a painter but she also creates innovative handcrafted accessories, apparel, and pottery. Her painting style is abstract with some surrealist influences, yet her subjects are drawn from traditional Native American themes and include Pueblo women, Yeis, clowns, deer and landscapes. Sisneros’ painting process is extremely slow and deliberate. She begins with a sponge and acrylics, giving her work its signature mottled background, then carefully sketches and paints each figure with great detail. Finally, she embellishes each painting with additional elements, such as handprints, spirals, planets and a speckled finish that she creates with a toothbrush. In her life Sisneros has overcome great adversity, including alcoholism and an abusive husband, and she says of her work, “I paint now from my soul. The images I paint are from the people who touch my life in a profound way and the Mother Earth I live on.” Sisneros is also the illustrator of a children’s book, Kokopelli’s Gift, and has a line of greeting cards, bookmarks, magnets and Christmas ornaments, many of which are hand painted. She grew up in Window Rock, Arizona in the Navajo Nation but now lives in Santa Clara Pueblo.

Artwork By Michelle Tsosie Sisneros

Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Chiffon Two Sisters Scarf
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Chiffon Two Sisters Scarf - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Chiffon Horse Scarf
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Chiffon Horse Scarf - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Large Honoring Life Print
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Large Honoring Life Print - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Large Water's Breath Print
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Large Water's Breath Print - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small Family Reflection Print
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small Family Reflection Print - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small Three Sisters Prints
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small Three Sisters Prints - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small Six Sisters Harvest Print
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small Six Sisters Harvest Print - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small "Water's Breath" Print
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small “Honoring Life” Print
Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small “Honoring Life” Print - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Michelle Tsosie Sisneros Small "Peaceful Sight" Print
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