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Dorothy Grandbois

Dorothy Grandbois

Dorothy Grandbois. Photo by Julien McRoberts.

Dorothy Grandbois (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) Chairs the Department of Studio Arts.  She is an award-winning photographer.


Professor Grandbois received an Associate’s Degree in Museum Studies from IAIA and a BFA from the University of New Mexico, where she graduated with honors.

Major Professional Activities

Her photography has earned many awards, some of which include the Santa Fe Indian Market, New Mexico Governor’s Award, Alan Houser Memorial Award, and the Andrea Frank Award.  Her work has been shown in traveling exhibitions, galleries, and museums around the country and internationally.  Dorothy Grandbois owns a photography gallery and studio in Corrales, New Mexico.

Teaching Statement

“IAIA provides such a rich, diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. It is truly one of the most exciting and enriching places to teach. My hope is that I can provide the technical and creative guidance to enrich the students’ lives, so they can realize their goals and dreams as photographers and artists.”


Dorothy Grandbois
Studio Arts IAIACore Faculty
Work Phone: (505) 424-2386
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