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Born in San Bernardino, CA.

Lives and Works in THE San Francisco BAY AREA. 

Artist Studio is located at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.


EDUCATION   

2016- 2018 MFA | Art Practice | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

2010- 2014 BFA | Fine Arts | Minor in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies | Cornell University | Ithaca, NY

2006- 2010 International Baccalaureate Program | San Bernardino, CA

AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIPS/ ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2020

Djerassi Resident Artists Program (upcoming)       

2019

Headlands Center for the Arts’ Affiliate Artist Program (2019- 2020)

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency 

Vermont Studio Center “Civil Society Institute” Fellowship

Headlands Center for the Arts’ Graduate Fellowship (2018- 2019)

2018

International Sculpture Center (ISC) Artist Residency at Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) 

International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

2017         

The San Francisco Foundation's Edwin Anthony & Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarship

Arthur Bridgman Clark Memorial Fellowship

2014         

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award Finalist

Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal of Art

2013

Edith Stone & Walter King Memorial Prize

2012         

John Kip Brady Prize in Printmaking

Dean's List (Cornell University, Spring 2012)

2011         

David R. Bean Prize Award

2010       

Cornell University Summer Program Collaboration and Teamwork Award

Walking Shield Inc. American Indian Access Scholarship

San Bernardino City Unified School District Art Scholarship

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS

2020

Art is the Seed: Contemporary Native American Female Art | Tucson Desert Art Museum | Tucson, AZ (upcoming)    

Custom | Group Exhibition | Gas Gallery | Los Angeles, CA (upcoming)    

2019  

Natani Notah / Mitzi Pederson / Lisa Williamson / Brenna Youngblood | / (slash) gallery | San Francisco, CA   

Open Book Show 6 | Arion Press | San Francisco, CA 

Volcanoes | The Holland Project | HP Galleries | Reno, NV 

The Ordinary Instant | HCA Graduate Fellows Exhibition | Headlands Center for the Arts | Sausalito, CA         

Divinely Diné | Solo Exhibition | Adobe Books Backroom Gallery | San Francisco, CA (solo show)

That’s What She Said | Penn State University | School of Visual Arts | University Park, PA

Postcolonial Revenge | Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts | San Francisco, CA 

Through Her Eye | Mana Contemporary Chicago | Chicago, IL

2018

Open Book Show V | Root Division | San Francisco, CA

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU | Axis Gallery | Sacramento, CA 

New Lands: Popup Exhibition | 1599 Project Space | San Francisco, CA

The Hand That Guides | 302 Folsom Street | San Francisco, CA

Bay Area MFA | The Mills Building | San Francisco, CA 

Urban X Indigenous IV: Unite the Tribes | SOMArts Cultural Center | San Francisco, CA 

Grid | “Domain” | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Where, here | MFA Thesis Exhibition | Stanford Art Gallery | Stanford, CA

Badlands | O'Donnohue Family Stanford Educational Farm | Stanford, CA

2017         

Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition | SOMArts Cultural Center | SF, CA

Hi-5: The Annual First Year MFA Exhibition | Coulter Art Gallery | Stanford, CA

2015         

We Step Into the Light II Group Show | Physical Sciences | Ithaca, NY

2014         

Neon- Oral- Abimes | Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Thesis II BFA Student Exhibition | Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY

We Step Into the Light Group Show | Mann Library, Ithaca, NY

2013         

Dos and Donuts | Thesis I BFA Final Exhibition | Experimental Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Wasted Hours | Sculptural Artistic Practice Exhibition | Downtown Commons, Ithaca, NY  

Rome Study Abroad Student Exhibition | Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY 

Inspire, Imagine, Indulge | Cornell in Rome Exhibition | Palazzo Lazzaroni, Rome, Italy

Cornell in Rome Exhibition | Circolo Degli Artisti, Rome, Italy      

Identity & The Global Lens | Upper-Level Photography | Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY  

2012           

Creation of The Navajo Bun | Computing and Communications Center, Ithaca, NY

NYC Program Art Show | Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca NY

First Fridays Art Walk | Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA 

Bean Prize Exhibition | Experimental Gallery, Ithaca, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2019

Assistant Adjunct Professor | Advanced Painting 

Department of Art and Visual Culture | Mills College | Oakland, CA

Sp/Summer 2019   

Instructor | Painting, Collage, & Mixed Media 

Private Art Lessons | Levels  K-12 | Woodside, CA

Spring 2018 

Teaching Assistant | Sculpture I & II 

Instructor: Masako Miyazaki 

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Winter 2018

Instructor | Art of Reclamation 

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Winter 2018 

Teaching Assistant | Vital Signs: Performance in the 21st Century

Instructors: Terry Berlier & Branislav Jakovljevic

Department of Theater & Performance Studies and Department of Art & Art History 

Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Autumn 2017 

Teaching Assistant | Vital Signs: Performance in the 21st Century

Instructors: Terry Berlier & Branislav Jakovljevic

Department of Theater & Performance Studies and Department of Art & Art History 

Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Summer 2017 

Teaching Assistant | Drawing & Painting Intensive | Sections 1 & 2 

Instructor: Yvette Deas

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Spring 2017 

Teaching Assistant | Painting 1 

Instructor: Xiaoze Xie

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Winter 2016 

Teaching Assistant | Painting 1 

Instructor: Yvette Deas

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Autumn 2016

Teaching Assistant | Monotype Printmaking 

Instructor: Enrique Chagoya 

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

GUEST LECTURES/ ARTIST TALKS/ WORKSHOPS

2020

Signs of Sovereignty 

Instructor | Art Studio Workshop for Jen Tough Gallery | Benicia, CA (upcoming)   

2019 

Res Presentation  

Artist Talk | Vermont Studio Center | Johnson, VT

Joy Harjo: Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (In Conversation)

Moderator for Spring Course: Long Live Our 4 Billion Year Old Mother:

Black Feminist Praxis, Indigenous Resistance and Cultures of Queer Possibility

Instructors: A-lan A. Holt & Dr. Jakeya Caruthers, PhD. 

The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Reclamation: A Decolonial Act 

Guest Lecturer for Spring Course: “Social Sculpture” | Instructor: Victor Yañez-Lazcano 

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

Sisterhood and Shaping Self-determination 

Artist Talk | Hampshire College | Amherst, MA

Seed Beads & Skirts: A Native American, Feminist Art Practice 

Artist Talk | Cornell University | Ithaca, NY

Seed Beads & Skirts: A Native American, Feminist Art Practice

Guest Lecturer for Winter Course: When Half is Whole: Developing Synergistic Identities and Mestiza Consciousness

Instructor: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

2018 

Seed Beads & Skirts: A Native American, Feminist Art Practice 

Artist Talk | Grounds for Sculpture | Hamilton, NJ

Generative Resistance: Contemporary Indigenous Art 

Guest Lecturer for Art History Course: “Migration & Diaspora in American Art”

Instructor: Marci Kwon 

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

2015 

The Art of Personal & Professional Growth

Project Star: Celebrating Women | Professional Development Series: Fall Workshop #3

Tompkins County Library | Ithaca, NY

2013 

How to Pursue Your Passion In College 

UCR Gathering of The Tribes: Summer Program Presentation 

The University of California, Riverside | Riverside, CA

GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORSHIPS

2018 

MFA Graduate Student Mentor

Advised student’s ARTSTUDI 297: Undergraduate Honors in Art Practice Senior Thesis

Department of Art & Art History | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

2017 

MFA Graduate Student Mentor 

Advised student’s CSRE 200X: Undergraduate Senior Research Paper

Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity | Stanford University | Stanford, CA

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCe

2019       

Exhibition Coordinator | Sing Our Rivers Red Traveling Earring Exhibition 

Freelance Graphic Designer | Clients include: Stanford University,

The East Cut (CBD), The University of Redlands, and Cornell University  

2016   

Remote Media Tech | Cornell University | American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program | Ithaca, NY

2015-2016  

Communications Assistant | Cornell University | American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program | Ithaca,NY (formerly AIP)

2014-2015    

Graphic Designer | Cornell University | American Indian Program (AIP) | Ithaca, NY

2012-2014    

Beauty Director & Contributing Writer | The Thread Magazine | Ithaca, NY

2011-2014    

Print Studio Monitor | Cornell University | Art Department | Ithaca, NY

2013       

Studio Assistant for artist Paolo W. Tamburella | Rome, Italy     

2013       

Office Assistant | Cornell University | Cornell in Rome Program | Rome, Italy         

2012       

Printmaking Studio Intern | Pace Editions | New York, NY             

2012       

Computer Lab Assistant | Cornell University | AAP NYC Program | New York, NY

2012       

Intern and Marketing Leader | UJIIV: The New Social Calendar | Ithaca, NY

PUBLICATIONS   

2019           

Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism:

"A Native American, Feminist’s Guide to Survival" | Essay | Second Edition | Seal Press | Print. 

Tripwire Journal | Artist Profile | April 2019 Issue | Print.

2018

Sculpture Magazine | Award Winner Profile | October 2018 Issue | Print. 

2017           

Yellow Medicine Review | Poetry | Spring 2017 | 10th Anniversary Retrospective Issue | Print.

2016     

Yellow Medicine Review | Poetry | Fall 2016 | Print.

2015     

As/Us: A Space for Women of The World | Poetry | Issue 5 | Print/Online.

The American Indian Graduate Magazine | Graphic Design | Spring 2015 | Print/Online.

2014     

Winds of Change | Graphic Design | Online.

Winds of Change | Graphic Design | Fall 2014 | Print/Online.

The Thread Magazine | Editorial Spread | Spring/ Summer 2014 | Print/Online.

2013     

The Thread Magazine | Editorial Spread | Fall/ Winter 2013 | Print/Online.

2012     

The Thread Magazine | Editorial Spread | Fall/ Winter 2012 | Print/Online.


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