Professional Experience

Self-employed Artist and Curator, 4/2015 – current

Gallery Director and Curator, 6/2011 – 3/2015
All My Relations Gallery / Native American Community Development Institute – Minneapolis, MN

The All My Relations Gallery is a Native owned, operated and exclusively exhibiting contemporary Native fine arts gallery. Developed in response to the lack of support within mainstream exhibition venues, All My Relations provides a high quality exhibition space that understands and recognizes the wealth and importance of Native arts.

Artist Coach, 04/2014 – Current
First Peoples Fund – Rapid City, SD

“First Peoples Fund offers professional development training programs for emerging and seasoned artists, and the nonprofit organizations and Native Community Development Financial Institutions who can partner with them in realizing their personal and professional dreams…The Native Artist Professional Development Training gives artists real-world tools and detailed resources to navigate the arts industry and become successful entrepreneurs. The training is intended for emerging and seasoned artists alike.”

Painting Instructor, 6/2014 (2 week residency course)
Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute, University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota

“The Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute (OHSAI) is open to high school students with a demonstrated interest in the visual arts and American Indian culture.  The Institute provides workshops for a group of talented and committed high school art students to learn about contemporary Native American Fine Arts with a focus on Native American culture, history and traditions.  All courses are taught by impressive professional artists and all accepted students attend free of charge, including meals, housing, instruction and art supplies.”


M.F.A: Studio Arts, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, WI
Advanced Opportunity and Native American Graduate Center Fellow
Graduated summa cum laude

B.F.A.: 2-D Studio Arts, 2008
Institute of American Indian Arts – Santa Fe, NM
Graduated summa cum laude

A.A.: Elementary Education, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence, KS
Graduated summa cum laude


2016 Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA: One month artist residency

2015 Institute of American Indian Arts a-i-r program: One month artist in residence program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2013 Landmarks Project Dual Residency Program: Yirrkala Arts Center, Yirrkala, Australia and Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“The LandMarks project was conceived to give diverse indigenous artists the opportunity to work as a community, share experiences and artistic styles, and explore a common spiritual connection to the land. Tamarind Institute brought together two groups of artists from opposite sides of the world to participate in the experience of collaborative printmaking.  The artists were selected based on the quality and subject matter of their work.”

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2007 The Answers Lie Within, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Institute of American Indian Arts, Indigenous artists cultural exchange: Botswana and South Africa

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 40 Native American artists were selected to participate in a cultural exchange with tribal artisans across seven different countries in Southern Africa. Over a three week period the group of Native American artists were hosted as an entire group in South Africa and then dispersed into smaller genre specific groups to spend time with Indigenous African artists practicing similar art forms.

Grant and Exhibition Review Panels

Grant Review Panels:

2015 Residency Selection Panelist, U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program, National Endowment for the Arts,
Washington D.C.
2014 Juror, Northern Plains Indian Art Residency, University of South Dakota
2014 Grant Review Panelist, First Peoples Fund, Artist in Business Leadership Grants
2013 Grant Review Panelist, Rasmuson Foundation, Individual Artist Fellowships and Project Awards Panels
2011 Grant Review Panelist, Minnesota State Arts Board, Arts Tour Grants

Exhibition Juror:

2016 Arrowhead Regional Biennial Exhibition
2014 Developed and served in jury review processes for On Fertile Ground: Native artists from the Upper Midwest
2012 Developed and served in jury review processes for Ded Unk’Unpi: We Are Here

Art Show Juror:

2016 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market artist selection committee
2016 Red Cloud Indian Art Show, Pine Ridge, SD
2015 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market
2013 Cherokee Indian Art Market

Select Visiting Artist Lectures/Panels

2017 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2016 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2016 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2016 Visual MashUp: Visiting Artist lecture series, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA
2015 Guest Lecturer, The Arnold Flaten Lecture Series at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
2015 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Guest Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School, Committee on Diversity Initiatives
2010 Invited Artist, Advancing the Dialogue Innovation Gathering, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Panelist, “Enactments of Imaginary Selves-Being and Becoming in the Postmodern Divide” 2009 Venice Biennale, Dipartimento di Studi Europei e Postcoloniali, Universita Ca Foscari Venezia Palazzo Cosulich, Venice, Italy
2008 Invited Artist/Panelist, Playing, Remembering, Making: Art in Native Women’s Lives, Indian Arts and Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Panelist, Native Underground: Five Emerging Artists, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture,
Santa Fe, NM

Selected Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship Award “This is the first year of the NACF Mentor Artist Fellowship, which was open to Native American and Alaska Native artists in three regions of the United States: the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Upper Midwest, and in the categories of Traditional and Contemporary Visual arts.”
2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Regional Fellowship “Creative Fellowships are granted to established and emerging Native artists to power their artistic growth and magnify their voices through the development of new works or completing projects in motion.”
2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant “The Painters and Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support.”
2014 First Peoples Fund Artist in Business Leadership Grant “First Peoples Fund’s Artist in Business Leadership Program strives to cultivate entrepreneurial artists to a small business level… This self-directed, independent business arts fellowship is a one-year program supported by individualized professional development training, and working capital funds to strengthen their marketing strategies.”
2013 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship “The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists…”
2013 Tiwahé Foundation American Indian Family Empowerment Program Grant Recipient
2013 First Place and Second Place, Santa Fe Indian Art Market
2012 Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Discovery Fellowship “The SWAIA Discovery Fellowship is designed for Native artists to explore their creative process and push the boundaries of their respective art forms.”
2012 Best of Division, and First Place, Santa Fe Indian Art Market
2011 Best of Classification and Best of Division, Santa Fe Indian Art Market
2011 First Place and Third Place, Northern Plains Indian Art Market
2009-2010 American Indian Graduate Center Fellow
2008-2011 Advanced Opportunity Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Storied Abstraction, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Dyani White Hawk, Shiprock Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Into the Light: Paintings and Prints by Dyani White Hawk, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 An Exhibition of works by Dyani White Hawk, Gallery 110, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
2012 Dyani White Hawk, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Inseparable, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Now is the Time: Investigating Native Histories and Visions of the Future, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts,
Santa Fe, NM
2016 On Fertile Ground, All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2016 Culture Shift, Art Mür, Montreal, Canada
2016 From the Belly of our Being: art by and about Native creation, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK
2016 Back Where They Came From, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
2016 Arriving at Fresh Water, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2016 superusted: the 4th Midwest Biennial, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2016 The Horse Nation of the Očhethi Šakówin, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD-through 2017
2016 Skins, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Arriving at Fresh Water, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2015 New American Paintings: Midwest Edition, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2015 New Art 2.0, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Re-Riding History, traveling exhibition: Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL, and various locations in MN, WI, OK, PA, NC and NY
The A.D. Gallery University of North Carolina – Pembroke
2015 Woven Together: Celebrating Grandmother Spiderwoman in Contemporary Native Art, traveling exhibition: Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, and Surgut, Russia
2015 Minnesota Biennial: superusted, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Lakota Emergence, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
2014 Minnesota Biennial, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, MN
2014 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Air, Land, Seed, University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, Italy
Air, Land, Seed, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
2013 Dyani White Hawk and Philip Vigil, Shiprock Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Encoded, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
2012 Visions and Viewpoints: Art of the Dakota and Ojibwe People
Red Wing Arts Association Depot Gallery, Red Wing, MN
2011 Soul Sister: Reimagining Kateri Tekakwitha, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2011 Pot Luck, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 International Festival Exhibition, Playhouse Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
2010 Hokah!, Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 The News, Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, NM
2009 States, Dates, and Place, Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Legends Santa Fe: Year One, Legends Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Playing, Remembering, Making: Art in Native Women’s Lives, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture with the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM
2007 War Paint, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM


2016 Into Quarterly: Minneapolis issue
2016 Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, From The Belly of Our Being: art by and about Native creation
2016 Dana Joseph, Cowboys and Indians, Art Gallery, Abstraction: Dyani White Hawk, January 2016 issue
2015 Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection: Native Art Visual Vision Contemporary North American Indigenous Artists
2014 Tweed Museum of Art-University of Minnesota-Duluth, Perspectives and Parallels: Expanding Interpretive Foundations with American Indian Curators and Writers
2014 The Open Studios Press, New American Paintings, Issue No. 113, Midwest
2014 Taté Walker, Native Peoples, Urban Arts Scene, August 2014 issue
2014 Virginia Campbell, Native Peoples, Road Trip: Six Native Artists from the Great Lakes, August 2014 issue
2014 Dyani White Hawk and Joe D. Horse Capture, Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place, All My Relations Arts and Afton Press
2013 Michele Corriel, Western Art and Architecture, Ones to Watch: Spotlighting the Works of Dyani White Hawk,
February/March Issue
2012 Suzanne Deats and Kitty Leaken, Contemporary Native American Artists
Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT
2012 Heid Erdrich, Cell Traffic. University of Arizona Press, Tuscon, AZ. (Cover Art)
2012 Amy Lonetree, Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums. University of North Carolina Press (Cover Art)
2012 Gussie Fauntleroy, National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian Magazine, Direct From the Artist, The 2012 Santa Fe Indian Art Market: Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk, Summer 2012 issue
2012 Tara Gatewood, The Official Santa Fe Indian Market Magazine, a Native People’s Magazine Production, It’s All About Winning. Or is it? 2012 issue
2010 Cynthia Chavez Lamar and Sherry Farrell Racette with Lara Evans, Art in Our Lives: Native Women Artists in Dialogue.
School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Nancy Marie Mithlo, Visiting: Conversations on Curatorial Practice and Native North American Art


Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Tweed Museum of Art
Akta Lakota Museum
Robert Penn Collection of Contemporary Northern Plains Indian Art of the University of South Dakota
Wisconsin Union Art Collection, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Collection of Native Art
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Fairview Ridges Hospital


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