13 Oct Athena Latocha
meet 2021 fellowship artist
Cultural Affiliation: Húŋkpapȟa Lakota/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe
Athena LaTocha was born in Anchorage, Alaska in 1969 to a Polish father and a mother from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan. LaTocha received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Stony Brook University. Her artwork has been featured in numerous museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, NM, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, and BRIC in Brooklyn, NY. LaTocha has been the recipient of residencies at various institutions, including the Barns Art Center in Hopewell, NY, Silver Art Projects, and the Joan Mitchell Center. She currently lives and works out of Peekskill, New York.
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