Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee Nation

Tayler Gutierrez is currently a full-time student at The Institute of American Indian Arts. She is inspired by early Cherokee beadwork, her ancestors, other artists and loves color. She believes, “when a piece is authentic to its maker, that always shines through. My art is a piece of myself each time and I hope it is recognizable.”

In the future, Tayler hopes to be apart of what has already become a revival and continuation of Cherokee beadwork. I hope to inspire other Cherokee youth to continue on with these traditions.