Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is an artist whose monumental works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between man-made and natural landscapes. Her work has been shown across the country in places such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, CUE Art Foundation, Artists Space, New York State Museum, South Dakota Art Museum, and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe. She recently had a solo exhibition on view at JDJ | The Ice house in Garrison, NY. Currently, she is artist in residence at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND.
LaTocha is a 2016 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Additionally, in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. Most recently, she completed the 2018 Winter Workspace Program residency at Wave Hill in the Bronx, New York. LaTocha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Stony Brook University, New York.