David Nez, a full blooded Dine’h (Navajo), was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in Northwestern New Mexico. He was raised by his grandparents, Bitonie and Mary B., in the traditional Dine’h way of life.
After working for seven years as a Speech Aide at Toadlena Boarding School in Northwestern New Mexico, he returned to school to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Specific Learning Disabilities. David C. Nez graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in August 1988.
David Nez is employed as a Special Education teacher at Crownpoint Community School in New Mexico. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Bobbi, and their dogs, Chuckie and Bandit.
David Nez is a self-taught artist with no formal training. He creates art in many mediums including watercolor, pen and ink, and clayboard. David Nez uses his artistic talents to honor the people who have come before as well as those who continue to preserve the beliefs and practices of all indigenous cultures along with sharing the beauty of Indian Art.