Education

2018       Certificate in Navajo Cultural Arts, Dine College, Tsaile, AZ,USA

2001       High school Diploma, Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM, USA

 

 

Exhibition Record

2019       Two-Person Exhibition, Received from Jóhonaa’éí, Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ (with silversmith, Lyndon Tsosie)

2018       Solo Exhibition, Historic Weavings, Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ

Collaborative Projects

None as of date

Group Exhibitions

None as of date

 

Commissions

2021 – Water flows together no. 001

2021 – Water & Comets no. 002

2020 – Water & Comets no. 001

 

  1. Collections (Public, Corporate, Private)

Bosque Redondo Memorial Museum, Ft. Sumner, NM Kin Nazlini Biheeh (Cuervo Canyon Dress)

 

Bibliography

Print Media

Easterling Mike, “Weaver, silversmith Zefren Anderson plans July 14 virtual lecture” Daily Times, July 12, 2021. A1. https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/navajo-nation/2021/07/12/artists-lecture-presented-chaco-culture-conservancy-aztec-ruins-weaving-silversmithing/7940945002/

Krisst Rima, “Surviving the Coronavirus Crisis: Diné Perspectives: ‘We’re in the middle of a war’,” Navajo Times, July 09, 2020. A5. https://navajotimes.com/ae/culture/surviving-the-coronavirus-crisis-dine-perspectives-were-in-the-middle-of-a-war/

Clahchischiligi Sunnie R., “Planting hope amid a plague,” SearchlightNM, June 03, 2020. https://searchlightnm.org/planting-hope-amid-a-plague/

Staff report, “Under the Sun – The heard Museum Guild Indian Market arrives in Phoenix with gorgeous weather and eager buyers,” Native American Art Magazine, June/July 2019. 144p

Krisst Rima, “Top prize vindicates weaver whose works was criticized,” Navajo Times, September 13, 2018. A5.

 

Radio/Television

Taylor Drew Hayden, “Episode 11- Going Storytelling,” Interview, Going Native, APTN, Ontario, Canada, July 17, 2021

Yeung Amy, “Weaving the Future,” Interview, Orenda Tribe (4KINSHIP), Cottonwood pass, NM, October 30th 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7yxY4G1xls

Staff, “Searchlight New Mexico highlights stories from Shiprock amid COVID-19 crisis,” interview and footage, KOB Nightly News, Albuquerque, NM, June 04, 2020, https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/searchlight-new-mexico-highlights-stories-from-shiprock-amid-covid-19-crisis/5751348/

Bloom, Molly, “Wonderful Wool: The secrets of this amazing fluff,” Interview, Brains On!, National Public Radio, Anchorage, Alaska, October 22, 2019 https://www.brainson.org/episode/2019/10/22/wonderful-wool-the-secrets-of-this-amazing-fluff

Staff, “Sheep is Life and DBI,”, Interview, KCZY 107.3 FM, Crownpoint, NM, May,19 2017.

Ruiz Larry, “Spider woman’s Web,” Interview, Cloudy Ridge Productions, Red Mesa, AZ, Mar 28, 2017

 

Blogs

Updated frequently @ https://zefren-m.com/blog/

Ephraim Anderson, “A Moment of Self Doubt: What if I had NOT” NCAP BLOG, (blog).

4/2/2019. http://www.navajoculturalartsprogram.org/blog

 

Board member

Dine Be’Iina

Rainbow Fiber Co-Op

 

Teaching or Related Experience

 

2017-2018            Sheep to fiber coordinator, Dine Be Iina Inc., Shiprock, NM

2016-2019            Spin off coordinator, Dine Be Iina Inc., Shiprock, NM

 

Lectures/Workshops (Presentations, Artist Talks, etc.)

2021       Lecture/Presentation, “Returning to house of Rain: Ancestral Weaving and the Navajo”, Chaco Culture Conservancy, Aztec, NM, July 14th. https://www.facebook.com/chacoculture/videos/958977041547031

2021       Lecture/Presentation, “Four Corners Speaks: Navajo Twill”, Farmington Museum of Navajo arts & Culture, Farmington, NM , April 15th. https://youtu.be/8ec49vwgpuE

2021       Lecture/Presentation, “Desktop Dialogue: An Art Anthology, Chapter Two”, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH , April 7th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybRmVlvGyrA

2021       Lecture/Presentation, “Weaving past and future: Conversation with contemporary Dine Weavers”, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA , February 3rd.

2019       Lecture/Presentation, “Received from Jóhonaa’éí: Tools of Silversmithing”, Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ, July 8th.

2018       Lecture/Presentation, Navajo Weaving, Native American Center, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, November 8.

2017       Lecture/Presentation, “Navajo Weaving History & Demonstration summary: A new perspective on Navajo weaving and traditional insights,” Center for Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, November 6th.

Curatorial Projects

n/a