Andrea R. Hanley

SFAI Board Member

Chief Curator, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) is the chief curator at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her career has been guided and dedicated to the work of contemporary Native American artists and the Native American fine art field. She started her career at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., as both special assistant to the director and exhibition developer/project manager. She was the fine arts coordinator/curator for the city of Tempe, the executive director of ATATL, Inc., a national service organization for Native American arts. She was the founding manager of the Berlin Gallery at the Heard Museum and the membership and program manager for the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. She currently serves on the Santa Fe arts commission. Hanley is on the board of directors for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe Indian Market, the Santa Fe Arts Institute, and Axle Contemporary. She sits on the Native American advised fund committee for the Santa Fe Community Foundation. She is on the Ucross Foundation national advisory council, and the Native American advisory board for New York based arts organization, Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA.) She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.