Image of Marlena Myles by Mary Richardson. Artwork images courtesy of artist.

Image of Marlena Myles by Mary Richardson. Artwork images courtesy of artist.

Marlena Myles

 

TRIBE: Spirit Lake Dakota

MEDIUM: Graphics and Drawing

LOCATION: Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Marlena Myles is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe. She began her art journey as a traditional artist mostly doing graphite portraits, but after seeing the creative uses of digital vectors, she was inspired to modernize her methods and now is constantly finding new methods to expand the idea of where Native American art can be displayed.

She is a self-taught artist who is gaining recognition in the region. Her work has been shown at All My Relations Gallery, Red Cloud Heritage Center, and a solo show at the Sioux Indian Museum among other galleries.