David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan



David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan
David was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1980. He is an enrolled member of the Dine Nation.  David received a Bachelor’s degree in 2-Dimensional Studio Arts with a minor in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona in 2003.  After graduating, he moved back to Santa Fe to work at a few different jobs and expanded his creativity into the mediums of printmaking and jewelry.  David plans to keep making art and further his artistic process.


Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Dine and Anglo backgrounds has taught me that access to and passion for Native knowledge isn’t common.  My daily life attending public schools in Santa Fe did not involve much native culture.  As an artist I’ve developed an interest in Dine and other Native issues.  Dine and Tohono Oodam language and heritage has been a useful resource to put in my art.  This can involve naming objects in Dine Language or creating native themes.  Education in contemporary art such as conceptual, expressionism, abstract, and pop art have influenced my style. I often combine modern styles with old Navajo sandpainting type imagery and symbolism to reference a spiritual importance to the natural world and to speak to a new generation of viewers. Themes also incorporate my environmental perspective in which I view capitalism and colonialism with cynicism.  I use oil and acrylic painting, printmaking, collage, drawing, and jewelry making to express my evolving cultural and environmental perspectives.  My paintings can include colorful abstract backgrounds with in-focus real and/or mythical animals and modern objects in the foreground.  My art addresses the mixing of cultures and aims to remind people of our connection to nature.  I would like to be able to experience more Dine culture and to share it through art.
                                                                        DAVID-ALEXANDER HUBBARD SLOAN


Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tribal Affiliation: Dine
Poeh Jewelry 1-4 Classes, 2008-2010.
B.A. 2-Dimensional Studio Arts, University of Arizona, 2003.

SWAIA Indian Market , Santa Fe, NM, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
8 & 1/2” x 11”, Humble Art space, Santa Fe, NM, 2009.
Native Now, SWAIA Gallery, Pojuaque, NM, April-Augsut 2009.
Poeh Arts Student & Faculty Show 2008-2009, Poeh Museum, Pojuaque, NM.
Avant Garde Pushpin Show, Santa Fe, NM,  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
In Business For Love, IAIA Museum Store, Santa Fe, NM, 2005, 2006.
8" x 8" x 8", Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 2005.
Santa Fe High School Art Student’s Painted Pillow Cases Show, Santa Fe, NM, 1998


SWAIA 2008 Indian Market Best of Category: Monoprints/monotypes.

Art Donations:
NativeVision 13th Annual Silent Auction Fund Raiser,  Washington D.C., 2008.
Basket Makers Society Fund Raiser, Pojuaque, NM, 2008.
Humane Society of Boulder Silent Auction Fund Raiser, Boulder, CO, 2000.