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Niomi Fawn

Niomi “Moss” Fawn is a queer/genderqueer artist currently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They grew up surfing in California and Hawai’i. They are mostly self taught and have a background in interior design.

Moss is an installation artist and performance artist that wields the medium needed to tell a developed story in an immersive space. They are a craft person and woodworker, that is also a digital artist and often mixes all of those mediums to create both 3d and 2d work. They developed this practice from a desire to make things from scratch and also to create hyper realties with them so that people can experience spaces in a multitude of ways. They often lead ritual performances in the space to activate the space by moving into led ritual blurring the boundaries that too often separate artist and audience. Their latest works involve the creation of objects and altars informed but not limited by classical concepts, which are placed in both natural and constructed environments, gradually transforming the surroundings and fuzzing the lines between real and hyper real.

Moss was an artist in Meow Wolf art collect 2010-2014, and has continued to work in other collectives as well as individually.

They won the Ignite Art Grant in 2016 through the City of Santa Fe to install art Bicycle hitches throughout the city.

They have shown other peoples work as a fan and curator with Curate Santa Fe since 2013 and they were The Curator at Show Pony Gallery 2016-2020, which they opened to focus on local artists specifically with a focus on queer and trans folxs.

Niomi "Moss" Fawn's Bio

Niomi Fawn in Satin

Shows, Festivals, and Museums
2010 Solo Show, Wild West, Aztec; Santa Fe, NM
2010 Meow Wolf Holiday Show, Eggman and Walrus; Santa Fe, NM
2011 Meow Wolf Group Show, Center for Contemporary Arts; Santa Fe,NM
2011 Meow Wolf, The Due Return, Center for Contemporary Arts; Santa Fe, NM
2011 Meow Wolf, Satellite, 516; Albuquerque, NM
2011 Meow Wolf, Congress of the Collectives, Flux; NY, NY
2011 The Very First AHA, the Railyard; Santa Fe, NM
2011 Meow Wolf, Glitteropolis, NMSU; Las Cruses, NM
2012 Meow Wolf public space solo exhibit, Cocoons, CYMK Festival; Boulder, CO
2012 Meow Wolf Performance Group/Art Installations; various locations
2012 Solo Show, Surfs Up, Jimmy Buffet's; Waikiki, HI
2013 Solo Show, Saddle Up, installation at Santa Fe Rodeo; Santa Fe, NM
2014 Solo Show, and now, Betterday Coffee; Santa Fe, NM
2014 Meow Wolf, Art Santa Fe: Contemporary Art Fair, Convention Center; Santa Fe, NM
2014 Alley Art Group Show, Living Gallery, NY, NY
2014 Meow Wolf, Moving Still; New Orleans, La
2014 Hydra Collective, Red Moon, Vargas Studios; Santa Fe, NM
2015 Hydra Collective, Synthesis/Elixir, Iconik; Santa Fe, NM
2015 Group Show, Future Tellers, MoCNA; Santa Fe, NM
2015 Cut+Paste Society, What If? El Zaguan, Canyon Road; Santa Fe, NM
2015 Hydra Collective, AHA; the Railyard; Santa Fe, NM
2015 Women’s journals, with Miriam Sagan, New Mexico Museum of Art; Santa Fe, NM
2016 Render Bender, CCA; Santa Fe, NM
2016 Strangers Show, Dispatch, ART.i.factory Gallery; Santa Fe; NM
2016 Long Echo, Strangers at CCA; Santa Fe, NM

Curatorial Work
2014 Group Show, Everything, Everything, Iconik; Santa Fe, NM
2015 W 21, Chronicles of the Future, from Almost Adults Gala Opening; Santa Fe, NM
2014-2017 Contracted Curator for Iconik for 16 consecutive shows; Santa Fe, NM
2016 Hi Scuba Group Show, Adult Vanilla, Caldera Gallery; Santa Fe, NM
2017 Something I need you to know (and artist talks), SFCC Gallery; Santa Fe, NM

Special Projects
2012 Meow Wolf, Meow Melange and Set Designer for Pyg, the Lensic; Santa Fe, NM
2014 Installation, Eve, Please Eat the Apple, Santa Fe Showcase House; Santa Fe, NM
2016 HITCH, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Ignite grant (community installation); Santa Fe, NM
2017 Now More Than Ever, Creative Santa Fe, Siler Mural Project; Santa Fe, NM

2017 Victory Grrls performance, Judy Chicago Retrospective, Form & Concept; Santa Fe, NM--

2017 Victory Grrls performance, Cryin Out Loud Center of Contemporary Art:

Santa Fe, NM

2017 I Have A Lot of Feelings, Betterday Solo Show

2018 Santa Fe Art Institute Resident -Social Justice Series 

2018 SFAI 140 Performer

2018 Wild Home Solo Exhibition at No Land 

2019 Performance with Time Beings Ritual for the Divine Theminine Show Pony GAllery

2019 Artist 50 years of Fight/ 50 Years of Future Queer Art Show Show Pony Gallery  

2019 Ritual Performance with Time Beings Sacrament Of Tears Show Pony Galley

2020 Family Room Artist at Form and Concept 

2020 Invited Performer with Time Beings for Family Room Show “The Witches are In”

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