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Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce

Highpoint Center for Printmaking presents Transference: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce, curated by Alexandra Buffalohead. Transference highlights emerging and internationally renowned printmakers, all with connections to Mni Sota Makoce. The Dakota to English translation, Mni Sota Makoce, describes the experience of seeing “land where the waters reflect the clouds” in reference to Minnesota. Featured artists are well known printmakers, painters, animators, and textile artists.

The public reception on Friday, October 4 is hosted in partnership with the Native American Art Studies Association (NAASA) on the occasion of their 22nd Biennial conference in Minneapolis, October 2-6, 2019. NAASA exists to encourage the ongoing study and exchange of ideas on Native American art north of the Rio Grande including the First Nations of Canada. Members include Native artists, scholars, museum professionals, writers, and others involved in the study of Native American art. More information on the Native American Art Studies Association can be found here.

Prints in this exhibition by Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, and Dyani White Hawk were exclusively made in collaboration with Highpoint Editions. Prints by Jim Denomie, George Morrison, Frank Big Bear, and Star Wallowing Bull are on loan from Bockley Gallery; and Angela Two Stars, and Maggie Thompson are personally loaning prints. Gordon Coons, Johnathan Thunder, and Tamara Aupaumut will be premiering new work in this exhibition.

Special thanks to Angela Two Stars in the creation and mentorship of the title of the exhibit, as well as to Alexandra Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, and the participating artists.

Alexandra Buffalohead is the Arts and Cultural Engagement Manager at the Native American Community Development Institute and All My Relations Arts gallery in Minneapolis, MN, as well as a contributor to the program council for the Northern Spark Festival. Buffalohead earned a BA from Augsburg University, an AS from the Art Institute International of Minnesota, and an MA from the University of Saint Thomas.

Tamara Aupaumut, Frank Big Bear, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Gordon Coons, Jim Denomie, George Morrison, Maggie Thompson, Jonathan Thunder, Angela Two Stars, Star Wallowing Bull, Dyani White Hawk
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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