Chasing Identity: The Retrospective Work Of Harriette Tsosie Opens May 4 In Step Up Gallery


Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library is excited to announce its new exhibit, Chasing Identity: the Retrospective Work of Harriette Tsosie that runs from May 4 to May 30. The opening reception will be held Saturday, May 6 from 2:30-4pm and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served. The artist Harriette Tsosie will give a 15-minute Gallery Talk at 3pm about her work that shouldn’t be missed!

Chasing Identity explores the roles of genetics, language and place in shaping who we are. A retrospective exhibition for painter Harriette Tsosie, Chasing Identity covers the last twenty years of her work.  Tsosie currently resides in Albuquerque with her husband, Carl A. “Cat” Tsosie of the Picuris Pueblo, where they lived for many years and maintain strong ties.

Chasing Identity will show both 2-D and 3-D work that references the universal search for identity and Tsosie’s individual one.  Included in the show are: acrylic paintings on both canvas and panel; cold wax medium and oil paintings on panel; encaustic paintings on panel; three 12 foot high pigment ink scrolls on Tyvek; acrylic paintings on Tyvek and ten ceremonial gourd rattles created collaboratively with her husband, Cat.

Purchasing art from Chasing Identity can be accomplished safely online with bank cards at

For more information about Step Up Gallery please visit their website at  Step Up Gallery is located on the top level of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue in the heart of the Los Alamos Historic District. Open hours are: Monday –Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm and closed Sundays.