Deborah Jojola explores the unique position held by Pueblo women curators, art consultants and artists as essential keepers of tradition and cultural identity, while also taking a leading role in sharing this living culture with the world outside the Pueblo. Utilizing centuries-old art forms, Deborah also introduced innovations in subject, form and techniques. She has served as curator of exhibitions at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico and have professional knowledge working as an artist with national and international museums, including Museum of Fine Arts in Yekaterinburg, Russia and the International Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Gallery shows include 516 Arts, Kimo Gallery and Poeh Arts Center Museum. Deborah has over 30 years of experience teaching at different levels and in a variety of mediums as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts. In 2018, she was honored to be the Legendary Series Pendleton Blanket Artist and was selected to incorporate my Pueblo compositional design for Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc. Oregon. Currently in 2019, Deborah is the recipient of the Cultural Capital National Fellowship Award from the First People Fund and working on two major exhibitions for the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Deborah Jojola is from the Pueblos of Isleta and Jemez. She is a proud mother of daughter Delphina and Son Leon Raymond “Shufa” Sanchez and proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren.