About Matagi Sorensen

Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache) is a contemporary artist who creates hand fabricated and lost wax-cast jewelry. His designs are sleek and modern and draw from traditional motifs rooted in his Yavapai Apache heritage.

Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with BFA in 2011 Matagi has exhibited throughout the country at various shows including the Southwest Indian Arts Fair, SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Eitlejorg Indian Market and Festival, Autry American Indian Art Market, and the Native American Art Market at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

He recently earned his MFA at Arizona State University where he was able to further his knowledge and skills in metalsmithing and design, as well as experimenting with natural and culturally traditional materials.


Heard Museum: Indian Market and Festival 2022.

Judges choice

Cherokee Art Market 2022

Innovation Award & Best of Class

EitleJorg Museum: Indian Market and Festival 2019.

1st place.

EitleJorg Museum: Indian Market and Festival 2017.

1st and 2nd place

Sharlot Hall Museum: Prescott Indian Market 2016.

Judges Choice Award

EitleJorg Museum Indian: Market and Festival 2014.

2nd place

Sharlot Hall Museu: Prescott Indian Market 2013

3rd Place 


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