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White Hawk selected as 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellow -click on title to see announcement of the 12 awardees of the 2017 NACF Mentor Artists 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.

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."

In The Studio: Process of a Painting with Dyani White Hawk, work featured on New American Paintings blog
To read article: "In the Process of a Painting, White Hawk walks us through her step-by-step process..."

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...

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces their Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) line-up for Fall 2015.

IAIA solicited applications from Native and First Nations artists from three distinct geographic regions for this new series of residencies. The artists selected for the IAIA A-i-R Program live on campus for a month to make art and interact with both the campus community and the Santa Fe arts community. The program will include public receptions and artist talks from each of the artists. Dyani was selected for IAIA's residency program for October 2015.

Interview With Artist Dyani White Hawk

Minnesota-based artist Dyani White Hawk discusses her background, her practice and her enigmatic painting Dream (2012), which is hanging in our New American Paintings: Midwest Edition exhibition on the Elmhurst Art Museum blog. Read more...

Joan Mitchell Foundation announces the 2014 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipients

Established in 1993, the Joan Mitchell Foundation is an artist-endowed non-profit organization. The Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. We work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society. Read more...

Works to be featured in the 2014 Midwest publication of New American Paintings

Description: Selected from a group of nearly 1,000 applicants, Dyani White Hawk's works will be among 40 artists featured in this year's Midwest publication of New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions in Print.  The Midwest issue is open to applicants residing in IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design2013/14 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Recipients Announced:
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and the McKnight Foundation are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of work by recipients of the 2013/14 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists: Catherine Meier of Duluth, and Joe Sinness, Amy Toscani, and Dyani White Hawk of the Twin Cities.

Designed to identify and support outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists, the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists provide recipients with $25,000 stipends, public recognition, professional encouragement from national visiting critics, an artist book, and exhibition at the MCAD Gallery. The fellowships are funded by a generous grant from the McKnight Foundation and administered by MCAD.

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Painting featured on cover art for Indigenous research book
"Seeing" (2011) chosen for the cover of Amy Lonetree's book on Indigenous representation in museum spaces. Click on image to get the book on


Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums. (2012) Amy Lonetree


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

Recent Past Events

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

Dyani White Hawk
Solo exhibition, Shiprock Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
August 20, 2015

The Soap Factory Presents: superusted
Group exhibition, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Sep 12 - Nov 8, 2015

Into the Light: Paintings and Prints by Dyani White Hawk
Solo exhibition, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
June 20, 2014 - August 2, 2014