CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, M.F.A., 2007
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, B.F.A., 1992
The Art Students League of New York, New York


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
Athena LaTocha: Land Disturbed, Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania

2019-2020
Athena LaTocha: Buffalo Prairie (Slow Burn), Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

2019
Athena LaTocha: Mesabi, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Athena LaTocha, JDJ | The Ice House, Garrison, New York

2017
Athena LaTocha: Inside the Forces of Nature, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015
Athena LaTocha, CUE Art Foundation, New York, New York

2014
In the Beginning, St Ann and the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, New York
New Works, Gallery SENSEI, New York, New York

2006
Sturm und Drang, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Works in Progress, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

2003
Recent Work, Terazza Gallery, Elmhurst, New York

1997
Recent Work, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Family Business, JDJ Tribeca, New York, New York
The Gift, Aktá Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, South Dakota
Land Escape: Nanette Carter, Athena LaTocha, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Fridman Gallery, Beacon, New York
Aldrich Care Box,The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Land Akin, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
A stranger's soul is a deep well, Fridman Gallery, New York, New York
In Three: Athena LaTocha, Ulrike Müller, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, New York

2020-2021
ID: Formations of the Self, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, New York
High Visibility: On Location in Rural America and Indian Country, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
Urban Native Artists, Revelation Gallery, New York, New York

2020
Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Iyáchin, Aktá Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, South Dakota
Rituals of Regard and Recollection, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota

2019
Up Next, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, New York

2018-2019
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

2018
Landscape: Real and Imagined, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Takuwe (traveling exhibition), The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; Journey Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota; Aktá Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, South Dakota; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota
Landscape Revisited, Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Derwood, Maryland

2017-2018
Tapun Sa Win (traveling exhibition), Journey Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; Aktá Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, South Dakota

2016-2019
The Horse Nation of the Ochéthi Šakówin (traveling exhibition), The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; The Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota; The South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; Aktá Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, South Dakota

2016
Stony Brook: 1973 - 2016, Braircliffe College Gallery, Patchogue, New York
The Other America, Patchogue Art Center, Patchogue, New York
Ars Nova, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
The Great Race, Journey Museum, Rapid City, North Dakota

2015-2018
Lakota Emergence (traveling exhibition), Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota; The South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; Aktá Lakota Museum, Chamberlain, South Dakota

2015
How to catch eel and grow corn, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, New York, New York

2013
The Old Becomes the New: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement and the New York School, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, New York, New York

2010
10th Anniversary Show, The New York Society of Etchers, Inc., The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York, New York
The Concours, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, The Art Students League of New York, New York, New York
IN/SIGHT 2010, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York

2009
Generations 7, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
PAINT!, climate/gallery, Long Island City, New York
One Way: MFA Alumni Exhibition, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
If I Didn’t Care, Park Gallery, The Park School, Baltimore, Maryland

2008
Red Dot Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, The Art Students League of New York, New York, New York
The Concours, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, The Art Students League of New York, New York, New York

2007
Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, New York
Art Student Exhibition, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, New York
2007 Best of SUNY, New York State Museum, Albany, New York
2007 SUNY Faculty Senate Student Art Show, College of Optometry, State University of New York, Albany, New York
College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College MFA Gallery, New York, New York
play it as it lays, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
MFA Group Thesis Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

2006
2006 Fall SUNY Student Exhibit, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, New York

2005
Art Show: Fine Art Street Galleries, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
3.75 oz., MFA First Year Exhibition, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
New York Mix, American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, New York

2003
Native Americans, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York, New York
Warriors of the Rainbow, American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, New York

1997
Sacred Art, Juried Exhibition, The International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska
Big Drawings, TOAST Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
Creative Lives: Women of the Smithsonian, SITES, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia

1996
Singing Our Songs: Women, Art, Healing, American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, New York

1995
New American Paintings, Juried Midwestern Exhibition Edition, The Open Press Studios, Needham, Massachusetts

1994
10,000 Plus, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


SELECTED AWARDS

2021
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Painting, New York, New York
Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, Indianapolis, Indiana

2016
Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, New York

2013
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva, Florida

2011
Honorable Mention, The Concours, The Art Students League of New York, New York

2010
Y. G. Srimati Printmaking Scholarship, The Art Students League of New York, New York, New York

2008
Jean Gates Award, The Art Students League of New York, New York, New York

2007
Honorable Mention, 2007 Best of SUNY, New York State Museum, Albany, New York

2005-2007
W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, The Graduate School, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

2006
Dorothy L. Pieper Purchase Award, The Graduate School, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

1997
Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont


RESIDENCIES

2021
Barns Art Center, East Fishkill, New York

2020-2021
Silver Art Projects, World Trade Center, New York, New York

2019
Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

2018
Winter Workspace Program, Wave Hill, New York, New York

2017
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008-2015
chashama, Inc., New York, New York

2013
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva, Florida

1997
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

PERIODICALS
“Fall Preview: The Most Promising Museum Shows and Biennials Around the World,” ARTnews, Fall 2018, page 20.
Northern Light, St. Lawrence University, Spring 1989, back cover.
“SUNY Chancellor To Award Best of SUNY Student Art,” SUNY News, May 24, 2007.
Abatemarco, Michael. “MoCNA – Athena LaTocha: ‘Inside the Forces of Nature’,” Pasatiempo, January 27, 2017.
Brennan, Patrick. “Manahatta Revisabled: The Old Becomes New: New York Contemporary Native Art Movement and The New York School,” resolve40.com, May 2013.
Cockroft, James. “MFA Thesis Exhibition 2007,” SBGradMag, Stony Brook Online Graduate Magazine, April 12, 2007.
_____. “Athena LaTocha’s Sturm und Drang,” SBGradMag, Stony Brook Online Graduate Magazine, November 29, 2006.
D’Agostino, David. “Environmental Painting as Landscape,” The Woven Tale Press, May 05, 2017.
Das, Nanditha. “MFA Thesis 2007,” The Stony Brook Statesman, April 19, 2007.
Davis, Eric. Interview with Athena LaTocha, Jason Reed, Wanesia Spry Misquadace, Frank Buffalo Hyde. Through Our Eyes. Santa Fe Community College Broadcast, KSFR 101.1, December 05, 2017.
_____. Interview with Athena LaTocha and Manuela Well-Off-Man. Coffee and Culture. Hutton Broadcasting, KVSF 101.5, March 22, 2017.
Eddy, Jordon. Review. “Athena LaTocha: Inside the Forces of Nature,” Art Ltd., May / June 2017, page 31-32.
Gempel, Natalie. "The Best Virtual Events in Dallas This Weekend: April 16 - April 19," Arts and Entertainment, D Magazine, April 16, 2020.
Green, Christopher. “Beyond Inclusion,” Art in America, February 01, 2019, page 72.
Halperin, Julia. “The Florida island that revived Rauschenberg,” The Art Newspaper, December 2, 2016.
Hayes, Stephanie. “MFA Thesis Exhibit,” The Stony Brook Press, Volume 28, Issue 12, March 28, 2007, page 24.
Hinman, Michael, Simone Johnson, Zak Kostro & Tiffany Moustakas. “The Bronx still beckons with cultural offerings and just plain fun,” The Riverdale Press, October 14, 2018. [ill.][online]
Joy, Christopher and Zachary Keeting. “Athena LaTocha,” Gorky’s Granddaughter. February 19, 2018. [ill.][online]
Kinder, Kevin. “Contemporary native art serves as focus of new exhibit at Crystal Bridges,” Fayetteville Flyer, October 05, 2018. [online]
Lanteri, Michelle. “Athena LaTocha: Inside the Forces of Nature. Santa Fe: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.” First American Art Magazine, Issue 15 (Summer 2017), page 74–76.
McKay, Serenah. “Arkansas museum spotlights American Indians,” Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, October 06, 2018. [online]
Martin, Philip. “No reservations, Crystal Bridges’ ‘Art for a New Understanding’ offers different perspectives on American Indians,” Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, October 21, 2018. [online]
McManus, Jill. "Urban Native Artists Show at the Revelation Gallery," Westview News, December 03, 2020. [online]
Meier, Allison. "GO Sunset Park: An Emerging Art Community," Hyperallergic, September 10, 2012. [ill.][online]
Montiel, Anya. “The Monumental Scrapings of Athena LaTocha,” American Indian Magazine, Summer 2016, page 14-17, 19-20.
Moustakas, Tiffany. “Artists warm to winter workspace,” The Riverdale Press, March 02, 2018. [ill.][online]
Pearlman, Ellen. “Everything Old Is New Again: Native Americans and the New York School,” Hyperallergic, April 24, 2013. [ill.][online]
_____. New Ventures. Manhattan Public Access Channel 69, 1998.
Romano, Jowy. “Sturm und Drang,” The Stony Brook Press, Volume 28, Issue 5, November 2006, page 19.
Russeth, Andrew. “The Insight from Way Out,” ArtInfo, January 15, 2010. [online]
Schultz, Natalie. “3.75 oz: MFA First-Year Exhibition,” The Stony Brook Press, May 4, 2005.
Skolnik, Lisa. “An Urban Set Piece.” Chicago Tribune Magazine, July 29, 2007, Section 10, page 23. [ill.]
Walsh, Brienne. "With The Aldrich Care Boxes, A Museum Proposes A Radical New Model," Forbes, March 31, 2021. [ill.][online]
Westhall, Mark, “25 International Artists Receive Studio Space at 4 World Trade Center,” FAD magazine, August 03, 2020. [online]
Wong, Ryan. “Exploring the Terrain of Native American Art,” Hyperallergic, May 19, 2015. [online]

BOOKS AND CATALOGS
PAINT!. Long Island City: climate/gallery, 2009.
New American Paintings, Midwestern Exhibition Edition. Needham: The Open Press Studios, 1995.
Besaw, Mindy N., Candice Hopkins, and Manuela Well-Off-Man. Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2018.
Delaney, Rick. If I Didn’t Care: Multigenerational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories. Baltimore: The Park School of Baltimore, 2009.
Howe, Craig. Takuwe. Martin: CAIRNS, 2018.
_____. Tapun Sa Win. Martin: CAIRNS, 2017.
_____. The Great Race. Martin: CAIRNS, 2016.
_____. Lakota Emergence. Martin: CAIRNS, 2015.
Athena LaTocha. New York: CUE Art Foundation. 2015.
Hepworth, Stephen. How to catch eel and grow corn. New York: American Indian Artists Incorporated (AMERINDA), 2015.
Martine, David Bunn. No Reservation: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement. New York: American Indian Artists Incorporated (AMERINDA), 2017.
_____. The Old Becomes the New: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement and the New York School. New York: American Indian Artists Incorporated (AMERINDA), 2013.


PUBLIC LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS

2021
Artist Talk, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Artist Talk, Department of Art & Design, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Artist Talk, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2020
Artist Talk, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2019
Artist Talk, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

2018
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Art Studio Department, University of California, Davis, California

2017
Artist Talk, Art and Design Department, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York
Panelist, No Reservation, conversation with Diane Fraher, G. Peter Jemison, David Martine, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Athena LaTocha, Artists Space, New York, New York

2014
Artist Dialog with Curator Harry Weil, In the Beginning, St Ann and the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, New York

2009
Panelist, One Way: MFA Alumni Exhibition, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, New York


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aktá Lakota Museum
Alaska Native Medical Center Auxiliary
Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies
The Chicago Bulls
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Kenkeleba House New York
Plains Art Museum
Stony Brook University