Teri Greeves

Teri Greeves (b. 1970) is a beadwork artist who lives in Santa Fe, NM. She is enrolled in the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

Teri follows and updates the Kiowa tradition of beadwork, to tell the story of the American Indian, both contemporary and historical. Her works include beaded books, jewelry, and even high top sneakers! Her work is found in such public collections as the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Brooklyn Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Fe, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, among others.

Teri Greeves is featured in the Origins episode of Craft in America.

Teri Greeves, We Gave Two Horses for our Son: Beaded Tennis Shoes, 1999, Courtesy of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Craig Smith photography



Beadworker, Teri Greeves, shows us her naming ceremony outfit.




Jeri Ah-be-hill, mother of Teri Greeves, talks about the history of beads and beadwork from a Native perspective.





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