Image courtesy of artist

hillary kempenich

 

TRIBE: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

MEDIUM: Mixed Media

LOCATION: Grand Forks, North Dakota

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2016 ARTIST IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ARTIST FELLOW

 

Hillary is dedicated to both the quality of her work as well as to educating the community about Native arts.  With First Peoples Fund she is further establishing her online presence as a commercial vehicle promoting her artisitc vision.  The inspiration for her pieces comes from her experiences growing up in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota.  With each brush stroke, she expresses the rich culture of her people.

Hillary shares her artisic talents by teaching youth classes to sustain a strong creative community. Strong within her is the desire to give voice to Native youth. Her artwork has been selected to represent the 2016 National Indian Child Welfare Association’s annual conference.

"I challenge myself to bring light to both modern and historical Indigenous peoples. I present alternative views from the clichéd interpretations of Indigenous People, introducing a new dynamic of conversation."

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