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White Hawk selected as 2019 United States Artist Fellow in Visual Art
From press release: "The 2019 USA Fellows range in age from their 20s through their 70s, hail from 20 states across urban, suburban, and ruralcommunities, each making significant contributions to their respective fields as architects, ceramicists, choreographers,filmmakers, podcasters, composers, playwrights, weavers, sculptors, journalists, and more."

Visual Art
Firelei Báez—Multidisciplinary Artist—New York, NY
Juliana Huxtable—Multidisciplinary Artist & Writer—Brooklyn, NY
Simone Leigh—Multidisciplinary Artist—New York, NY
Wu Tsang—Filmmaker & Artist—Los Angeles, CA
Cecilia Vicuña—Multidisciplinary Artist & Poet—New York, NY
Dyani White Hawk—Painter & Mixed Media Artist—Minneapolis, MN

White Hawk selected as 2019 Forecast for Public Art Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
Supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art, through a project idea or participation in career-enhancing activities (made possible by funding from McKnight Foundation)

Mayer of Munich to Franklin Avenue
White Hawk will attend a residency opportunity at the Franz Mayer of Munich studios in Munich, Germany. The residency provides artists the ability to experiment and learn about the materials and processes of public art mosaic and glass work. In partnership with Mayer of Munich and Seward Redesign, White Hawk will utilize this opportunity to design a public artwork to be installed at the Five Square building on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

White Hawk selected as 2018 Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Arts recipient
From press release: "NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2018) – The Nancy Graves Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists. Established by the artist, the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists supports artists wishing to work in a technique, medium or discipline that is different from the one for which they are primarily recognized.
Carmen Argote, based in Los Angeles, is known for her installations assembled from domestic, industrial and natural materials. She seeks to create a series of large paintings.
Sharon Lockhart, based in Los Angeles, is known for her filmic and photographic work. She plans a collaborative project to produce a large embroidered textile work.
Joiri Minaya, based in the Bronx, NY, is known for her videos and performances exploring tropical identities. She plans on researching the botanical materiality of pigments extracted from tropical colonies.
Dyani White Hawk, based in Minneapolis, is known for her paintings combining modernist abstraction with Lakota art forms. She wishes to create a gallery installation of video works.

White Hawk selected as 2018 MRAC Next Step Grant recipient
Grant to support production of works to be featured in first solo museum exhibition opening April, 2019 at the University of Nevada Reno Art Museum.

White Hawk selected as 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellow

"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."

MN Original Episode 803, Dyani White Hawk: The intersection of Indigenous and Contemporary Art
To view episode: "Dyani White Hawk’s work is about the intersection of traditional indigenous art and modern contemporary art. This intersection helps her reconcile and embrace her personal truths as someone of mixed race."

White Hawk selected for 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Regional Artist Fellowship

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its Regional Artist Fellowships for the Upper Midwest for the second consecutive year. Seven Native artists in the fields of Traditional Arts and Visual Arts have been selected for the award.  Read More...

White Hawk selected for Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program Fall 2016

The Joan Mitchell Center supports artists first and foremost through the Artist-in-Residence Program. This residency program will offer space and time for artists to create work in a contemplative environment, focusing on the transformative possibilities of a residency experience. In an expansive space, artists can explore new mediums and ideas over a period of one to five months. While staying in the Center’s lodging in the historic Faubourg Tremé neighborhood, artists are ideally situated to access the myriad and unique stimuli of a historically dense city. Read More...


Group exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
October 17, 2018 – August 19, 2019

Selected Works: Winter 2018
Group exhibition, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
November 17, 2017 – January 26, 2019

Recent Past Events

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly
Group exhibition, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX
October 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly
Group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL
May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly
Group exhibition, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
December 7, 2017 – February 24, 2018

The Buffalo in the American Living Room
Group exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
October 3, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Now is the Time: Investigating Native Histories and Visions of the Future
Group exhibition, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM
January 27, 2017- April 16, 2017

Horse Nation of the Očhèthi Šakówin
Group Exhibition,
The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School,The Dahl Arts Center,The South Dakota Art Museum
September, 2016 - August, 2017

On Fertile Ground
Group Exhibition,
All My Relations Gallery
November 4, 2016 - January 20, 2017

From the Belly of Our Being: art by and about Native creation
Group Exhibition,
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
September 27, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists From Our Great Lakes
Group Exhibition, Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, ND
October 1, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Storied Abstraction
Solo Exhibition, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
September 9 - October 29th, 2016

Group Exhibition, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
October 11 - November 5, 2016

Back Where They Came From
Group exhibition, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
September 2, 2016 - October 22, 2016

superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial
Group exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
August 18, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Culture Shift: Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 3rd edition
Group exhibition, Art Mûr Montréal, QC
April 30, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes
Group exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
May 9, 2015 - February 21, 2016