TRIBE: Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
LOCATION: Olympia, Washington
2017 NMAI RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT
Erin Genia is an Olympia-based artist of Dakota descent. She utilizes her skills in two- and three-dimensional techniques to create mixed media sculptures, drawings, paintings, prints, pottery and jewelry. Erin studied art at the Institute of American Indian Arts and Evergreen State College. Her award-winning work has received attention from diverse audiences, and been exhibited nationally and internationally, recently at the biennial Maori Market in Wellington, New Zealand and at Colorado State University’s Duhesa Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Erin also utilizes art and the creative process for community-building work.