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Keri Ataumbi

Raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Keri Ataumbi was exposed to both traditional Native American aesthetics and contemporary art theory and practice from an early age. Her Kiowa mother ran a trading post and her Italian-American father is famous for his bronze sculptures. Ataumbi and her sister were encouraged to pursue their individual interests in art. Today, her sister, Teri Greeves, is well known for her unconventional beadwork.

Ataumbi attended Rhode Island School of Design before moving to Santa Fe in 1990. There, she worked as a landscape designer while attending the Institute of American Indian Arts and eventually received a BFA in painting with a minor in art history from the College of Santa Fe.

In creating what she terms “wearable art,” she is interested in exploring the relationship between a piece of jewelry and the human body. Ataumbi’s silver cuff bracelets, some adorned with 14-karat gold dragonflies, some with bees and tiny gold or diamond “honey drops,” are show-stoppers. Her stunning work can be worn not only as personal adornment, but can often stand alone as sculptural art as well.

While her technique remains rooted in tradition, Ataumbi manages to seamlessly blend geometric, modern design with natural, organic undertones. Her innovative work has appealed to traditional collectors and contemporary jewelry lovers alike. She lives with her husband in the country near Santa Fe, tending to their honeybees, orchard, organic vegetable garden, dogs, and cat.

Keri Ataumbi Fan Pendant Necklace

Fan Pendant Necklace
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$1,300.00
Keri Ataumbi Black Claw Necklace

Black Claw Necklace
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$1,250.00
Keri Ataumbi Sterling Silver Cuff

Sterling Silver Cuff
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$700.00
Keri Ataumbi Spike Earrings

Spike Earrings
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$650.00
Keri Ataumbi Diamond Shape Ring

Diamond Shape Ring
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$250.00
Keri Ataumbi Antler Earrings

Antler Earrings
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$380.00
Keri Ataumbi Triangle Post Earrings

Triangle Post Earrings
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$350.00
Keri Ataumbi Snake Bangle with Ruby

Snake Bangle with Ruby
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$380.00
Keri Ataumbi Snake Bangle with Black Diamond

Snake Bangle with Black Diamond
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$380.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 11

Silver Stack Ring - 11
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$600.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 10

Silver Stack Ring - 10
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 9

Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 9
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$150.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 8

Silver Stack Ring - 8
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 7

Silver Stack Ring - 7
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 6

Silver Stack Ring - 6
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 5

Silver Stack Ring - 5
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 4

Silver Stack Ring - 4
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 3

Silver Stack Ring - 3
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 2

Silver Stack Ring - 2
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Silver Stack Ring - 1

Silver Stack Ring - 1
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$120.00
Keri Ataumbi Oxidized Silver Diamond ring

Oxidized Sterling Silver Diamond Ring
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$600.00
Keri Ataumbi Fish Belt Buckle

Fish Belt Buckle
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$600.00
Keri Ataumbi Diamond Wave Bracelet

Diamond Wave Bracelet
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$3,300.00
Keri Ataumbi 3D Fish Belt Buckle

3D Fish Belt Buckle
Keri Ataumbi 3D Fish Belt Buckle

Price:$650.00
Keri Ataumbi Three Triangle Dangle Earrings

Three Triangle Dangle Earrings
Keri Ataumbi

Price:$950.00