Thursday, September 30 @ 5 – 6:15pm
Online at Zoom:

Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist and independent curator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White Hawk’s honest and inclusive painting and sculptural work draws from the breadth of her life experiences, Native and non-Native, urban, academic, and cultural education systems, to starting from center and deepening her own understanding of the intricacies of self and culture, correlations between personal and national history, and Indigenous and mainstream art histories. Recent work in performance, video, and photography focusing on issues of Indigenous language, women’s rights, and the necessity of nurturing cross-cultural relationships, has further developed the driving force of her practice; to encourage conversations that challenge the lack of representation of Native arts, people and voices in our national consciousness while highlighting the truth and necessity of equality and intersectionality.

Recent support for White Hawk’s work has included the 2021 McKnight Visual Art Fellowship, 2019 United States Artists Fellowship in Visual Art, and 2019 Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship. She has participated in residencies in Australia and Russia and Germany. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

White Hawk earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She served as Gallery Director and Curator for the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis from 2011-2015. She is currently the Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be joining the Art Department’s Painting and Drawing area as an assistant professor this coming year.