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photo by David Ellis

Dyani White Hawk (Sičangu Lakota) currently resides in Shakopee, Minnesota. She earned a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011) and BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008). From 2011-2015 she served as the Gallery Director and Curator of the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In March 2015, White Hawk transitioned into a full-time studio practice.

White Hawk is a recipient of the 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship Award, 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Regional Fellowship, 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2013/14 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, and 2012 Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Discovery Fellowships. She has participated in cultural arts residency exchanges in South Africa, Botswana and Australia.

White Hawk’s works have been acquisitioned into the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Denver Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Tweed Museum of Art, Akta Lakota Museum, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin Union Art Collection and the Robert Penn Collection of Contemporary Northern Plains Indian Art of the University of South Dakota as well as many organizational and private collections. She is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis www.bockleygallery.com and Shiprock Santa Fe www.shiprocksantafe.com.