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Mikayla Patton

Tribal Affiliation: Oglala Lakota

Born: 1987, South Dakota

Known for: Printmaking, beadwork, and papermaking.

As a printmaker and painter, I am exploring matriarchal ideology by navigating its complexities through Lakota artistry, design, and geometric forms. To generate my work, I combine multiple processes of printmaking such as intaglio, embossment, lithography, and monotype as well as mixed media in painting. My work evokes cultural connection and personal navigation of my relationships to everything. — Patton

Mikayla Patton belongs to the Oglala Lakota Nation. She was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation near the Blacks Hills of South Dakota. Patton is a multimedia artist now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She creates work using alternative printmaking methods; traditional beadwork techniques; papermaking and other mixed media.

In 2019, Patton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on printmaking. She received her degree from the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work was and continues to be shown in galleries and group shows across the United States and the United Kingdom.