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Selected Publications

  • Green, Christopher. “Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking”, The Brooklyn Rail, November 5, 2015 (link to article)
  • Watson, Mark. “Unsettled borders and memories: a “local” indigenous perspective on contemporary globalization”, Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, Vol. 7 (link to article)
  • Tabobondung, Rebeka."Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.", Muskrat Magazine, October 29, 2013 (link to article)
  • Johnston, Alex. "Aboriginal Activist Art", Prezi, October 23, 2013 (link to article)
  • Whyte, Murray. "Ghost Dance at Ryerson Image Centre: outrage for the past; hope for the future", Toronto Star, October 12, 2013 (link to article)
  • Nahwegahbow, Barb. "Ghost Dance explores the artist as activist", Windspeaker, Volume 31, Issue 7, 2013 (link to article)
  • Sopova, Alexandra. "Moscow Art Biennale offers a model for the world", Russia Beyond the Headlines, September 20, 2013 (link to article)
  • Golubock, D. Garrison. "5th Biennale Opens Main Exhibit ‘More Light’", The Moscow Times, , September 20, 2013 (link to article)
  • Horton, Jessica. "Eighteenth Biennale of Sydney", Artvoices Magazine, October 2012 (link to article)
  • Green, Kristen. "Tribute to Va. Indians narrowed to 2 designs", Richmond Times Dispatch, September 23, 2012 (link to article)
  • Sullivan, Eve. "Biennale of Sydney: a pleasure bender for art hooligans", ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Blog, August 14, 2012 (link to article)
  • Rosenbaum, Lee. "Native, North American, New", Wall Street Journal (Arts and Leisure), August 7, 2012 (link to article)
  • Radok, Stephanie. "All our relations", The Adelaide Review, August 2012
  • Vitlin, Alex. "The 18th Biennale of Sydney: Contemporary art takes over the Harbor City", Cool Hunting, July 11, 2012 (link to article)
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  • Miller, Alan. "Altogether Now: the 18th Biennale of Sydney", The Berkshire Review: an international journal for the arts, July 8, 2012 (link to article)
  • Daly-Peoples, John. "More from the Biennale of Sydney", The National Business Review: Weekend Review (NZ)

    (link to article)

  • Dixon, Guy. "Toronto festival spotlights an indigenous new wave that's 'starting to crest'", Toronto Globe and Mail, June 24, 2012 (link to article)
  • Roth, Moira. "Gleanings 18: Alan Michelson", Moira Roth's Gleanings on Tumblr (18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations), May 23, 2012 (link to website)
  • Keating, Neal B. Iroquois Art, Power, and History, University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pohl, Frances K. Framing America: A Social History of American Art (Third Edition), Thames & Hudson
  • Morris, Kate. "Running the Medicine Line: Images of the Border in Contemporary Native American Art", American Indian Quarterly, volume 35, number 4, Fall 2011
  • Rickard, Jolene. “Visualizing Sovereignty in the Time of Biometric Sensors”, South Atlantic Journal, Spring 2011
  • Redwood, Tom. "indigenous media art: complex visions", RealTime issue #102, April-May 2011
    (link to article)
  • Denis, Marie-Alice. “GSA Honors 11 Winners With Design Awards”, General Services Administration
    (link to article) (link to video)
  • “Public Art Network Highlights 2 GSA Art in Architecture Projects”, General Services Administration (interview information)

  • Morris, Kate. “Art on the River: Alan Michelson Highlights Border-Crossing Issues”, Smithsonian Institution American Indian Magazine, Winter 2009 (link to PDF)
  • Duane Blue Spruce & Tanya Thrasher, editors. The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Heartney, Eleanor. GSA Art in Architecture Selected Artworks 1997-2008, U.S. General Services, Washington, DC (link to PDF)
  • Deborah Everett and Elayne Zorn. Encyclopedia of Native American Artists, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT
  • Doan, Abigail. “Omi International Art Center Grows Greener”,, November 22, 2008
  • Everett, Deborah. “Light on Shadowed Ground: Alan Michelson”, Sculpture Magazine, May 2007 (link to PDF)
  • Chamberlain, Colby. “‘Thoreau Revisited’ and ‘Three for Society’”,
  • Milroy, Sarah. “A new look at our entangled worlds”, Toronto Globe and Mail, October 6, 2007 (link to PDF)
  • Ash-Milby, Kathleen E. “Contemporary Native American Art in the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Legacy”, European Review of Native American Studies, 19:1, 2005 (link to PDF)
  • McLellan, Marian. “The Birds”, New Orleans Art Review, March/April 2004
  • Zimmer, William. “Out of the Water, Inspiration”, New York Times, December 28, 2003 (link to PDF)
  • Schutte, Christoph. “Geschichte ist oft sehr schmerhaft”, Frankfurter Allegemeine, June 7, 2003 (link to PDF)
  • Fisher, Jean. Vampires in the Text: Narratives of Contemporary Art, Institute of International Visual Arts, London
  • Kymberly N. Pinder, editor. Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History, Routledge, New York
  • Brian Wallis, editor. Art Matters: how the culture wars changed America, NYU Press, New York
  • Lustig, Jessica, ed. “Takeout: Art”, TimeOut New York, March 19-26, 1998
  • Gould, Claudia; Smith, Valerie. 5000 Artists Return to Artists Space: 25 Years, Artists Space, New York
  • Camhi, Leslie. “Accounts Paid”, Village Voice, December 17, 1996
  • Cotter, Holland. “Red River Crossings”, New York Times, November 29, 1996
  • Harrison, Helen. “Messages Communicated by the Detritus”, New York Times, October 30, 1994 (link to PDF)
  • Canning, S. “Trade Routes”, New Art Examiner, December 1993
  • Fisher, Jean. “In Search of the ‘Inauthentic’”, Art Journal, Fall 1992
  • Tarkington, Melissa, “Art Signs Challenge ‘History’”, New York Newsday, June 26, 1992 (link to PDF)
  • Zimmer, William. “Everyday Expectations With a Twist”, New York Times, December 23, 1990 (link to PDF)
  • Kahn, Eve. “Strata”, The New Yorker, October 22, 1990 (link to PDF)
  • 1988 Morgan, Marie. “Re-Visions”, Vanguard, April/May 1988
  • Lippard, Lucy R. “Holding a mirror up to America”, The Guardian, December 16, 1987
  • Bauld, Harold. “Painters and Patrons”, Boston Magazine, September 1987
  • Narrett, Eugene. “Three Young Artists”, New Art Examiner, November 1986
  • Temin, Christine. “‘Three Young Artists’ truly a stellar show”, Boston Globe, September 13, 1986


  • Indigenous. Global, Now.The Sakahan Symposium, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, May 17, 2013
    (watch the interview)
  • University of Southern Australia, Stop(the)gap: International Indigenous Art in Motion
    (watch the interview)
  • "Awaye!" Program, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio National, March 19, 2011
    (listen to the interview)
  • "Indigenous art with Alan Michelson", US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, March 3, 2011
    (watch the interview)
  • Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Avis Berman interviewer (interview information)
  • Tang Museum, Lives of the Hudson, Director John Weber interviewer
  • Jim Metzner’s “Sound and Story Project”, Storyscape radio program
  • Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics featured interview, Raquel Chapa interviewer (watch the interview)
  • “Six O’Clock News”, CKCO, Kitchener, Ontario
  • “Hauptsache Kultur”, Hessicher Rundfunk, German TV
  • “Art Zone”, BBC Radio
  • “City Arts”, Thirteen WNET
  • “Sunday Morning”, CBC Radio
  • “L’Atelier”, FR3, French TV
  • “Seventh Generation: What Columbus Learned”, WSKG Public Television
  • “Kultur Revecz”, Hungarian National TV
  • “Edge 92”, ITV, London