Kathy Elkwoman Whitman comes from the Mandan-Hidatsa- Arikara Nation, on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, and also Norwegian descent. A true multidisciplinary artist, Elkwoman is a stone and metal sculptor, a painter, a jeweler, and a fashion and furniture designer. Elkwoman created the beadwork on the the regalia The One Who Checks and the One Who Balances in collaboration with her son, Cannupa Hanska Luger.
Through her extensive journey of being an Indigenous artist, she has been honored with many prestigious awards and participated in numerous exhibitions around the world. Elkwoman is a member of the Indigenous Sculptor Society and continues to lead art workshops and participate in artist residencies throughout the United States and Europe. The artwork she has created over her lifetime is in notable collections throughout the world.
About the Exhibition
Lazy Stitch // Organized by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger
Collaborating artists: Chip Thomas, Jesse Hazelip, Kali Spitzer, Kathy Elkwoman Whitman, 1000 Tiny Mirrors
OPENING EVENTS | Thursday, May 3, 5 - 9 pm
Performance by 1000 Tiny Mirrors @ 7 pm
Gallery Conversation with artists | Friday, May 4, 1 pm (free, but pre-register requested)
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art @ Ent Center for the Arts
Generously sponsored by the CU Diversity & Excellence Fund