Teri Greeves (Kiowa)

About the Artist

Teri was raised on the Wind River Reservation where her Kiowa mother ran a trading post. Exposed to a wide range of beadwork, Teri took up the art at the age of eight and is primarily self-taught. She strives to simultaneously portray Kiowa realities and oral history with her contemporary experiences, continuing the tradition of female Kiowa beadworkers who have always expressed themselves and their experiences as Kiowa women of their day. Her work ranges from jewelry to beaded objects to large canvases where she creates "paintings" depicted in beads. She has become internationally-known for her innovative and dazzling work, often reflecting her wry sense of humor, and received the Best of Show award at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999.

Video Interview with Teri Greeves

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