C.Maxx Stevens is an Installation Artist and a member of Seminole / Mvscogee Nation from the Oklahoma Region. She is an Assistant Professor of Art and teaches in the Foundation Program in the Art and Art History department at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. From 2002 – 2005 C.Maxx served as the Academic Dean in the Center for Arts and Cultural Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. C.Maxx received her Masters of Fine Arts in 1987 from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1979 from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas and in 1972 her Associate of Arts from Haskell Indian Junior College, Lawrence, Kansas.
C.Maxx has been a recipient of many awards and honors such as 2005 Eiteljorge Fellowship Award from the Eiteljorge Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, 2000 Artist Grant from the Andrea Frank Foundation in New York, New York and in 1998 Sculptor Award from The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc. in New York, New York. She has exhibited at the C. N. Gorman Museum, University of California at Davis, Davis, California; Eiteljorge Museum of Indian Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; The Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, Montana; Boise Art Museum, Boise, Montana; Smithsonian Museum of Indian Art, New York, New York; and White Mountain Academy Gallery, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada to name a few.