Photo by: Nate Lemuel of Darklisted Photography 
My name is Michelle Lowden my pronouns are ‘she and her’. I am the founder and owner of Milo Creations. I am a daughter of the Bear Clan passed down from my mother Roberta Charlie and Yellow Corn Clan passed down from my father Aaron Lowden. I am fortunate to call my ancestral home, the Pueblo of Acoma (known as Aa’ku in Keres) my current home. Within the past couple of years, I have been working to honor my heritage through art when I started Milo Creations in 2009, which has grown from creating Acoma-influenced jewelry to offering products such as wool blankets, silk scarves and graphic work. 

Previous Work

May 2014 - Michelle has been an Inspired Natives Collaborator since 2014 and is the first arts entrepreneur to participate in Eighth Generation's Inspired Natives Project. Click link to learn more about the Inspired Natives Project 

January 2015 - Michelle was one of two artists to be selected for the Rising Artists Fellowship along side artist, Randy Barton. Each artist created a large scale installation inside the hotels room at the Nativo Lodge in ABQ, NM. Click link to learn more about the Nativo Lodge room installation.

November 2017 - Michelle participated in a 360 degree Pueblo pottery mapping system with New Mexico based company, Ideum. Click link to learn more about the Exploring Pueblo Pottery Project.

July 2021 - Michelle participated in a mural project with Cochiti Pueblo artist Mateo Romero and youth from the Pueblo of Acoma at the Sky City Cultural Center. 

Photo by: Lambert Martinez