Native American Heritage Month Spotlight, Jack Malotte

Jack Malotte (1953-) a Western Shoshone/Washoe artist, was raised on the Walker River Indian Reservation.

Jack is an active member of The Great Basin Native Artists. Through this group, his work is frequently exhibited in art galleries and art centers throughout the state of Nevada.

Jack produced graphics for the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc., the Western Shoshone Sacred Lands Association, and the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice.

Jack has had exhibitions at the Museum of the Northern Plains, Montana; C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis, California; the Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico; the Belson-Brown and River Run Galleries, Idaho; and La Paza Graphics, California. In 1998, Jack’s work was included in an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indians.

His artworks are in the permanent collections of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Nevada Museum of Art