Tony Abeyta (b. 1965)
Tony Abeyta is a Navajo contemporary artist working in mixed-media paintings. A graduate of New York University with an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Abeyta was the 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award. He was also recognized as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Abeyta currently works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Berkeley, California. His work is included in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; the Boston Fine Arts Museum; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; the New Mexico Fine Arts Museum; the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, California; and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Abeyta is also well represented in many other public and private collections.