Peterson Yazzie has won numerous awards from prestigious art shows at the Heard Museum, Southwestern Association for Indian Artists, Arizona State Museum, and Museum of Northern Arizona, among others. The Navajo culture and his personal experiences are the foundation of Yazzie’s work. He received an associate of fine arts (2002) and bachelor of fine arts (2004) from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Yazzie furthered his education by earning a master of fine arts from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 2008. He has been the 2-D art instructor at Northland Pioneer College in Holbrook since fall 2011.