Mikayla Patton (she/her) is an off-rez, Oglala Lakota, and mixed media artist. She was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in so-called South Dakota where her Lakota relatives’ homelands surround the Paha Sapa (Black Hills). In 2019, Patton obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in printmaking from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited at the Chiaroscuro Contemporary Gallery (Santa Fe); Texas Tech School of Art (Lubbock); All My Relations Gallery (Minneapolis); and the Rainmaker Gallery (Bristol). As of 2020, Patton has received the Goodman Aspiring Artist fellowship through the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Artist in Business Leadership from First Peoples Fund; and the Ronald and Susan Dubin fellowship through the Indian Arts and Research Center. Currently based in Roswell N.M., she is working on a one-year residency through the Roswell Artist-in-residence Foundation. Conversations with Goodman Fellows will continue on a monthly basis throughout the year, generally the fourth Wednesday of every month, at 10:00 am. Please watch MIAC’s newsletter and social media for future dates. The series will also be available on the Museum’s You Tube Channel.
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