Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai/Apache Nation)
About the Artist
Matagi has been creating objects of art since he was a child. Growing up, his family spent time between the Verde Valley in Arizona and the urban metropolis of Phoenix. Making art provided a creative refuge and a way to contribute to his family's income. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2011, where he studied metalsmithing and jewelry. In the short time since, his career has flourished. His contemporary style, which merges an urban sensibility with natural elements, reflects the two worlds he has moved through since his youth. He currently lives and works in Phoenix.