Dylan A. T. Miner


Office: C230J Snyder Hall
Phone: (517) 884-1323


PhD, New Mexico
MA, New Mexico
BA, Western Michigan
Dylan A.T. Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of the American Indian Studies Program and Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. Miner is also adjunct curator of Indigenous art at the MSU Museum, a founding member of the Justseeds artists collective, and on the board of the Michigan Indian Education Council. Miner holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has published approximately sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries. In 2010, he was granted an Artist Leadership Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions – with five more planned in 2015-16 – and has been artist-in-residence at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Rabbit Island, Santa Fe Art Institute, and numerous universities, art schools, and low-residency MFA programs. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies series), while his solo exhibition Silence of Sovereignty opened this year in Montréal and Winnipeg. Miner is currently completing two book projects: Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism, Autonomy (Bloomsbury, expected 2016) and a collection of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninanda-gikendan (words I must learn).