Collaborating Artists

Legun Coriz

Body Painter

 

Davin "Legun" Coriz is a Native American Multi-Media Artist specializing in Airbrush, acrylics, portraits, body art, aerosol murals, screen print, photography, graphic design, bead work, painted jewelry, and music Production. 

Having been raised in "Duke City" Albuquerque, he was heavily influenced by urban art such as graffiti and the tattoo/Chicano style seen in the Lowrider culture surrounding him. Coming from the Pueblo of Kewa, Legun tries to incorporate his own Native culture by using designs found in traditional pottery throughout his art work as to not forget where he comes from. 

From simple drawings on his school work papers, to landscapes on professional dancers, the young artist continues to build his repertoire through learning new techniques and ways to express himself through art.

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Jesse Raine Littlebird
Visual Artist

Jesse Raine Littlebird (Laguna/Kewa Pueblos) Born 1992 in Santa Fe, New Mexico is an artist, painter, writer and film director with a passion for telling stories that inspire personal and community action to be the change you want to see in the world. Storytelling through the medium of painting and film is a vital part of life for Jesse with his Indigenous heritage deeply rooted in the oral tradition culture of his Pueblo Indian lineage and growing up in a creative household of art, film and story.

Littlebird’s provocative paintings have gained recognition in the Southwest art scene with several solo exhibitions and group shows during 2018-2020 and with several collectors commissioning his work during the tumultuous year of Covid.

Littlebird says this about his painting, “My work is inspired by teachings, prophecies and stories that are common among Earthly rooted people. I delve into the inner workings of what makes up thoughts, choices and actions of humankind, past, present and future. Experiences that interest me are encounters with miracles and mass exchanges of energy that can be represented in a field of pace and color. For example, what would a genocide look like with a vibrant composition of primary colors? How could the death of an eternal being be represented as sacred and placed on a pedestal, martyred and sainted by the artist.”

He is a Sundance Institute Full Circle Fellow, Andy Warhol Foundation recipient and Assistant Director of Hamaatsa: an indigenous learning center non-profit.

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Eric J. Martinez
Visual Artist and Photographer 

Eric J. Martinez, a native New Mexican, is a visual artist, photographer and military veteran. His pride for New Mexico and its communities can be seen in his involvement with local artist and businesses. His willingness to jump in to support others by means or various art projects and collaborations is invaluable to those throughout the community. Eric enjoys collaborating with Sparrow Dance Productions.  

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Elijah Trujillo 
Photographer 

Elijah Trujillo is the official photographer to Sparrow Dance Productions. His versatility as a photographer has proven a true asset to Sparrow. Whether he his shooting dancers in studio, on stage or out in the community he always manages to capture the true sprit of the dancers and their experiences from moment to moment. 

In addition to photography, Elijah enjoys spending time with his family, bike riding and taking ballet classes at Sparrow Dance Productions.  

Pictured: Christina Daly in the Arabian Variation from Virtual Nutcracker 2020.