100 Creatives

6. Steven Yazzie

6. Steven Yazzie Steven Yazzie's a painter, sculptor, videographer and installation artist who uses mixed media. He says his most recent work focuses on the "intersection of personal mythology, cultural histories and the shared contemporary experience in the context of a Western imagination."

Yazzie's one of the founding members of Postcommodity, a contemporary American Indian arts collective, and YRGproject, a photography-based collaboration that explores improvised and sometimes staged environments. He currently teaches at Phoenix College.

Read more about Yazzie and his work after the jump ...

1. List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined).

- Sonogram of my son. - Photograph of my wife and I at a friend's wedding. - List of working titles and concepts for future paintings - An unoriginal Native American proverb translated into German - Postcard of a William Kentridge Etching, A Nicely Built City Never Resists Destruction (stapled into the wall)

2. What's your last big project? It Wasn't the Dream of Golden Cities, a project with Postcommodity.

3. What's your next big project? Solo painting exhibition scheduled for 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe.

4. What's something you want Phoenix to know about you? I want Phoenix to know that beyond your vast and unsustainable sprawl; your broken economic futures and relentless topography and climate, there is a community of inspired and talented artists making Phoenix a better place to live. I feel blessed to call many of them my friends.

5. What is something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you? I secretly think that I'm making a better painting when listening to Bach, but that's easily canceled out if I'm wearing flip-flops.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner

98. Carol Panaro-Smith

97. Jane Reddin

96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew

61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz

59. Lynn Fisher

58. Tanner Woodford

57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer

55. Tom Leveen

54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd

50. Monica Aissa Martinez

49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon

47. Matt Moore

46. Andrea Hanley

45. Julie Hampton

44. Ted Decker

43. Saskia Jorda

42. Michael Bergfalk

41. Scott Baxter

40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning

38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock

36. Kade Twist

35. Cindy Dach

34. John Wagner
33. Roy Wasson Valle

32. Sue Chenoweth
31. Patricia Colleen Murphy

30. David Quan

29. Lesli Yazzie
28. Nathan Feller

27. Cassandra Coblentz

26. Matt Dickson

25. Tara Logsdon

24. Gennaro Garcia
23. Tiphanie Brooke

22. Dan Semenchuk

21. James Angel
20. Tessa Windt
19. Mitch Fry

18. Miro Chun

17. Randy Slack

16. Abbey Messmer

15. Jessica Jordan

14. Brent Bond

13. Peter Shikany
12. Carolyn Lavender
11.Derek A. Welte
10. James E. Garcia
9. Stephanie Carrico
8. John Spiak
7. Quincy Ross