About the Artist
Gerry’s remarkable style has been nationally recognized on a public television series titled “Living in Balance on Shatki-Hill” which featured entertainers, healers and artists in the Sedona area. His work has also been featured in the books “Art of the Hopi” by Jerry and Lois Jacka, “Katsina” edited by Zena Pearlstone, and “Ancestral Echoes” a 10 year retrospective published in conjunction with his solo exhibit also titled “Ancestral Echoes”. Some of his pieces have been selected to adorn art show posters including the Hopi Tu-Tsootsvolla show in Sedona and the West Valley Invitational Native American Arts Festival in Litchfield Park.
Gerry has garnered numerous awards for his carvings and paintings from museum shows including the Heard Museum, Arizona State Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona, Sharlot Hall Museum, Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and Santa Fe Indian Market. His work was also showcased at the group exhibits “From the Earth” at the American Indian Contemporary
Arts Gallery in San Francisco, “Art of the Mesas” at Tubac Center Of the Arts, and “Contemporary Katsinam”, a nine-month exhibit at UCLA’s Fowler Museum in Los Angeles.
Tohono Chul Park in Tucson hosted Gerry’s first, and highly successful, one-man exhibit titled “Contemporary Fragments” in the Spring of 2002. His second solo exhibit, "Ancestral Echoes”, ran from Sept. thru Oct. 2004 at Nichols Gallery on the Pitzer College campus in Claremont, CA.
Gerry is currently working on a permanent collection for Xavier University in Cincinnati that consists of over fifty pieces including a 48” double Shalako carving titled “Sacred Rites”.
2011 NIJI IRO JEAN Around the World in Sedona Segment – Japanese Kansai TV Network program featuring an interview with Gerry and carving demonstration.
2004 THE CREATIVE NATIVE – A 16 part Canadian national TV series profiling Native American Artists in the Southwest.
11/98 LIVING IN BALANCE ON SHATKI-HILL
A three part series featuring entertainers, healers and artists in Sedona. Featured in Part 3 – aired Nov. 1998 – 60 Minutes.
1/08 “HOPI KATSINA – 1600 Artist Biographies” By Gregory Schaaf
Gerry’s biography and images of three dolls are included.
9/04 “ANCESTRAL ECHOES: Contemporary Works by Hopi Artist
Gerry Quotskuyva”, Nichols Gallery Exhibit Catalog and 10 Year Retrospective
12/01 “KATSINA” Edited by Zena Pearlstone
Gerry is one of 13 profiled artists who work within the realm of contemporary Katsinam.
8/98 “ART OF THE HOPI” By Jerry and Lois Jacka
One painting and two Kachina dolls were featured in the book.
4/08 7th ANNUAL KATSINA DOLL MARKETPLACE – Heard Museum
11/07 SEDONA INDIAN MARKET – 1ST Annual Market
12/00 MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA – 1st Artists Holiday Marketplace
1/00 WEST VALLEY INVITATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL- 8th Annual
Litchfield Park, AZ Poster Title – “The Circle of Life”
5/97 HOPI TU-TSOOTSVOLLA – 10th Annual Sedona, AZ Poster Title – “Harvest Festival”
1/09 TRADITIONS & TRANSITIONS: Contemporary Southwest Native American Art –
Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ – Group Exhibit
9/04 ANCESTRAL ECHOES – Nichols Gallery/Pitzer College, Claremont, CA – One-Man Exhibit
8/02 CONTEMPORARY KATSINAM – Sponsored by the Fowler Museum, Univ. of Calif.
Los Angeles, CA - Nine-Month Group Exhibit beginning August4th, 2002.
4/02 CONTEMPORARY FRAGMENTS – Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ – One-Man Exhibit
4/01 ART OF THE MESAS – Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ – Group Exhibit
11/98 FROM THE EARTH – American Indian Contemporary Arts Gallery San Francisco, CA - Group
While my experiences were a bit lengthy, I included some special pieces I have carved throughout the years, of which I intend on pursuing more of these unique designs as time progresses. Thank you very much for your support! Gerry