Leah Mata Fragua
Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellowship
Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellowship
Oglala Lakota artist Mikayla Patton is an early career artist and a recent graduate of the institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). She utilizes her passion and skills as both a papermaker and printmaker to collage Lakota line designs and symbols as a way to continue traditional art forms such as quillwork and beadwork. She explains that in her practice, she works to navigate traditional forms using new materials just as “modern Natives are forced to adapt to a forever changing environment.” Patton’s work is influenced by cultural healing, Native wellness, and feminine strength. She will be in residence from June 15, 2020, to August 15, 2020.