Geraldine Barney (she/her/hers) is a singer/songwriter and visual artist from Northwest New Mexico, the eastern part of the Navajo Nation. Geraldine explores the relationship between the traditional Navajo values and beliefs she grew up with on the Navajo Reservation and contemporary city life off the reservation. Straddling two cultures is a prominent theme in both her art and music. She exhibits and performs both her art and music to both local and national audiences and recently returned back to Tohatchi, NM after living in Boston, MA for 24 years. Geraldine studied printmaking at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. Musically, Geraldine was selected by ethnomusicologists from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to be one of the artists on two CDs: “Music of New Mexico: Native American Traditions” and “Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women”, both on the Smithsonian Folkways label.
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