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Dyani White Hawk

Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) is an artist based in Minneapolis. She earned her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts (2008) and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011). White Hawk is a recipient of 2017 and 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships and the 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. She draws from her multicultural background and education to create paintings and mixed-media works that speak to her upbringing as a Lakota woman in an urban American landscape. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Minneapolis Institute of Art, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art, and Tweed Museum of Art, as well as other public and private collections.