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Dyani White Hawk

Dyani White Hawk (b. 1976) is an artist and curator of Sičáŋǧu Lakota, German, and Welsh ancestry. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, White Hawk’s work is characterized by a combination of modern abstract painting that reflects her western American upbringing and traditional Lakota art. She often uses patterns and lines that replicate quillwork, beadwork, and textiles. White Hawk received her first undergraduate degree in 2003 from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. In 2008, she earned a BFA in 2-D Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, and in 2011 she graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MFA in Studio Arts. Key solo exhibitions include Speaking to Relatives, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO (2022), and She Gives, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND (2020). Her group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It’s Kept at the Whitney Museum of Art, NY; Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque (2020) and more. White Hawk served as Gallery Director and Curator for the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis from 2011 to 2015. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, among others. She is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.

Works are Located in: PAFA, Gallery 10

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