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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Daniel studied fine arts, art history & anthropology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. His work is to be found in
numerous private collections, museums and other institutions.
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
By combining powerful symbolism drawn from the natural world with bold and harmonious geometric shapes, radiant color and a
meticulousness and daring of execution, he conveys in an utterly poetic manner, the abiding cultural and spiritual values held dear
to his people as well as his own personal understanding and appreciation for life.
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Born in Pojoaque Pueblo and raised in the multicultural world of northern New Mexico, it was natural for Daniel to gravitate toward
the arts and to listen to the multitude of voices surrounding him. Foremost among them was that of his grandmother Felicia Tapia-
Viarrial who taught him the arts and his grandfather Fermin Viarrial who taught him about horticulture and human culture.
So immersed and committed is Daniel to the artistic exploration and interpretation of his cultural legacy in a medium totally of his
own making, he was awarded a 2009 Artist Fellowship by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) which is presented
to just five promising Native American artists annually. Not surprisingly, in 2007, the first year he showed at the Santa Fe Indian
Market and then again in 2008, he received awards in the Diverse Arts category.
Daniel Moya
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Friday, February 17, 2012
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