Judy Tuwaletstiwa : Once Upon a Dream

Judy Tuwaletstiwa : Once Upon a Dream

July 8 - 29, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 4-7 pm
Artist in Conversation: Wednesday, July 26, 5-6 pm

Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Once Upon a Dream. Hallelujah., 2023, kiln fired glass and 23k gold leaf on canvas, 49 x 72 in.
Santa Fe’s beloved artist  Judy Tuwaletstiwa returned to Pie Projects for a solo exhibition. She sees her art as an act of reparation. This show featured new works, including exquisite kiln-fired glass on canvas and mixed media creations inspired by her forthcoming children's book 'Frog Dreaming'.

"First, we know sound, the rhythmic beating of our mother’s heart. Second, we know touch, the texture of our mother’s skin. Then we know light.

During the day, we go about with eyes open. During the night, we go about with eyes closed. We travel long distances on our Night Journeys." - Judy Tuwaletstiwa

A celebrated artist with a long career of residencies, exhibitions, and collections to her name, Judy Tuwaletstiwa received her BA in English Literature from UC, Berkeley in 1962, and her MAT in English Literature from Harvard University in 1963. Her art lives in private, public, and museum collections. Special editions of her three books, including her 2016 book, Glass, published with Radius Books, reside in libraries such as the Corning Museum of Glass’ Rakow Library and Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.


View work by Judy Tuwaletstiwa


Wednesday, July 26, 5-6 pm - Artist in Conversation Judy Tuwaletstiwa and David Chickey

Live talk with artist Judy Tuwaletstiwa and Radius Books publisher David Chickey on the occasion of Judy’s exhibition at Pie Projects. 

Judy Tuwaletstiwa first began working with David Chickey in 2007, for her monograph entitled '
Mapping Water.' 10 years later the duo collaborated again to publish their second book 'Glass.' Both books have been profound narratives of Tuwaletstiwa's artistic journey.

Click the link here to listen to an interview with Tuwaletstiwa, where she speaks about her forthcoming book and our exhibition, on 'Coffee & Culture' with Matthew Chase-Daniel.