She Gives
On view through October 3, 2020
Plains Art Museum
Fargo, North Dakota
plainsart.org

Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist and independent curator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota who is quickly emerging as one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Native American art. White Hawk earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011) and BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008). She served as gallery director and curator for All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis from 2011-2015.

In her second solo museum exhibition, Hawk presents paintings, sculptural beaded works, video installation, printmaking, and photography. The title, She Gives, comes from a series of paintings that explore the legacies and blessings Indigenous women and women at large have gifted to our artistic histories, as well as daily contributions to the health and wellbeing of our communities. The works, meant to honor and pay tribute to the unwavering strength of women, extend to feminine forces at large, including our collective mother, the earth. This is the first exhibition in which White Hawk will present works spanning such a broad range of artistic mediums.

Image: Dyani White Hawk, I Am Your Relative, 70” x 39” each, Digital photography installation, 2020

In collaboration with photographer Tom Jones – Caaxšepsgaga (Ho-Chunk)
Courtesy of the Artist and Bockley Gallery