Dyani White Hawk currently resides in Shakopee, Minnesota. She is Sicangu Lakota, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. White Hawk earned a MFA in studio arts in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BFA in 2-Dimensional studio arts in 2008 from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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. She is an award-winning artist earning Best of Division and first place prizes at the 2013 and 2012 Santa Fe Indian Art Market and Best of Classification at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market in 2011.
White Hawk’s works have been acquisitioned into the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, 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 Shiprock Santa Fe www.shiprocksantafe.com and the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, www.bockleygallery.com.