Experience Art Like Never Before
Native American contemporary artists transform guestrooms into large scale installation works of art.Nativo Lodge's artist rooms offer our guests a very unique experience unlike any other hotel in Albuquerque, NM. Most people experience art in galleries or museum settings. Guests in these artists rooms get to sleep in a room that is an art piece in itself. These artist guest rooms are designed by contemporary Native American artists. The artwork in the rooms is deeply rooted in cultural traditions but is expressed in surprising ways. Take your hotel visit to another level by renting out one of our unique artist guest rooms.
Harmony of Cycles
By Dylan Tenorio
Artist, musician, composer and producer Dylan Tenorio depicts the cyclic motion of the universe in this unique guest room. Learn more.
WHERE FIRE IS BORN
By Jeanette RochaArtist and art teacher Jeanette Rocha has created a room that commemorates the Araro Jóskua (Orion constellation), from where the fire of her people rises. Learn more.
Across the Universe
By Amanda Beardsley
Artist Amanda Beardsley presents traditional subjects in an Kawaii art style. She blended pop culture with anime designs, graffiti media and her own conceptual designs and used a variety of mediums to create the complex images in her room. Learn more.
A Fourth World Life
By the Edd SistersSisters Ruthie, Sierra, Chamisa and Santana Edd share their artistic talents in a room that embodies Diné storytelling traditions. Learn more.
Beauty is in Her
By A. Thompson
Artist A. Thompson used blod red, blue and black colors to express the passion, sadness and new beginnings strong women face. Learn more.
By Douglas MilesThis room by artist Douglas Miles depicts the heavy influence Native American have had on New Mexico and Nativo Lodge. Native innovation is never ending. Learn more.
by Waya Gary KeeneCurrent events influenced the closeness of the couple depicted by artist Gary Keen in this room. Learn more.
By Leandra Yazzie
The art Leandra Yazzie has created was inspired by her aunt and grandmother, who are weavers. This room depicts the Tree of Life, oragami birds, lambs and baby goats in beautiful, vibrant colors. Learn more.
By Lynnette Haozous
This space pays respect to the sacred connection of women to earth and the water. It is influenced by Lynnette Haozous' Chiricahua Apache, Dine’, Taos Pueblo heritage. Learn More.
By Joeseph Arnoux
Joeseph Arnoux shares his Piikani (Blackfeet) and sp’q’n’i (Spokane) heritage in this room showing landscape and a surprising moral. Learn More.
Essence of Life
By Garrett Etsitty
In Dine' Culture, the humming bird represents the Essence of Life. This room represents Mother Earth, the world today, energy and motivation. Learn More.
By Alexis Estes
The visual representations in this artist room allow for art to introduce Lakota philosophy and ideas in a format that is not limited to the definition of words of one language. Learn More.
By Andrea Vargas-Mendoza
Mountain Flower pays homage to nature’s beauty from the top of a sacred mesa called Dzil Na’oodillii, which is located on the soil of the Dine (Navajo) nation. Learn more.
Winds of Change
By Jay Smiley
“Winds of Change” illustrates the power wind carries as well as its significance in Navajo creation stories. Jay attempts to capture the characteristics of wind; flow, rhythm, movement, color, spontaneity, softness, excitement, aggression and love. Learn more.
By Warren Montoya
The story of this mural tells of the link between the pueblo person and the mule deer, between the human and source of our sustenance. Learn more.
By Del Curfman
The Apsaalooke’ Room incorporates the Great Plains narrative, traditional Apsaalooke’ imagery, and a historical recollection into an inviting room full of nostalgic images and bold, brilliant colors. Learn more.
PAINTING THE UNDERWORLD SKY
By Mateo Romero
This room is structured around several fundamental elements of Rio Grande Pueblo dance culture. Learn more.
LOMA QATSI - A GOOD LIFE
By Duane Koyawena
This room celebrates the Hopi way of life and its historical roots grounded in morals based on respect, collaboration, reciprocity, and taking initiative. Learn more.
Night Dance (Angk'wa)
By Orlando Allison
This room speaks to the Angk’wa ceremonies during the observation of Osomuya in Hopi villages during late February and early March. Learn more.
Arrival/Departure shares the cycle of seasons and blessings brought by hummingbirds. Learn more.
By Peterson Yazzi
This room is a visual melody of beauty through color and motion. Yazzie's painting literally starts with a splash of paint sparked by an idea, the rest is completed with intuition and experimentation. Learn more.
The Gift of a New Dawn
By Estella Loretto
Estella Loretto is currently the only Native American woman working in monumental bronze sculpting and is considered to be one of the finest sculptors/artists living today. Estella's genuine spiritual nature defines her commitment to integrity. Her art is contemporary, serene and very spiritual. Learn more.
By Rose B. Simpson
Rose's room is a prayer. Each portrait displayed on the walls creates a space of blessing, guidance and protection. During your stay, take a moment to identify your path with the protection, support, passion and blessing in your commitment. Learn more.
All Direction Protection
By Randy Barton
Randy's artwork is a visual tool meant for educating, and his work explores the teachings from Navajo creation stories. His art installation brings the Earth Surface People in touch with paintings of Diyin Dine'e' (the Holy People). In All Direction Protection, Randy incorporates iconic symbols that represents ancient knowledge. Learn more.
Blue Day, Visit to the Pueblo
By Geraldine Tso
This room is about visiting the pueblo with family and friends. Even though Geraldine considers herself to be self taught, she studied formally at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and UNM, Gallup, New Mexico. Learn more.
By Michelle Lowden
The color scheme of Michelle's room aims to interpret the sunsets of the southwest and the design pattern help reflect elements of mother nature. The room radiates positive energy and is meant for finding the beauty in the day-to-day life. Learn more.
By Ishkoten Dougi
#1NDN Artist Room is a reflection of NDN art being sent to the future to earmark time. Ishkoten Dougi does art for the future of native art and for a foothold in history for his bloodline of Jicarilla Apache and Navajo to reach beyond the future of today's understanding of the American Indian. Learn more.
By Jaque Fragua
Explore Jaque's room as a unified vision. The wall is a deep charcoal splashed with gold paint. The repeating pattern done in pink surrounds the entire room, and is based on pre-Columbian Mesoamerican pottery designs from the San Juan basin. Learn more.
By Ehren Kee Natay
The Keeva is a dwelling that was created to pay homage to the creative source, as well as comics and cartoons. Ehren's art honors traditions and spirits of this dimension and beyond. Learn more.
Question: (Material) culture
By Heidi Brandow
Heidi is a painter whose work commonly portrays personalities found in poetry and personal reflections. (Material) culture is a project that extends beyond the boundaries of this room as the artist explores human relationships to objects. Learn more.
Creation at Dawn
By Nanibah Chacon
The imagery on the walls incorporate three elements: the woman, the Chiefs blanket design and bluebirds. The design of the woman depicts "First Woman" or "Changing Woman." In Navajo creation stories both of the women gave birth or conceived at day, thus creating life and a lineage to the world as we know it. Discover more.
By Rhett Lynch
Rhett's prayer tie painting above the bed offers prayers of gratefulness and peace to guests of the room who will sleep under this painting. Learn more.
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