Various Small Fires now represents
Dyani White Hawk
Dyani White Hawk. Courtesy of the Artist, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles / Dallas / Seoul, and Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis. Photo: Nedahness Greene.
Various Small Fires is pleased to announce the representation of Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota, b. 1976, Madison, WI, works in Minneapolis, MN). This will be in proud partnership with Bockley Gallery of Minneapolis, MN.

White Hawk creates paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations merging the visual language and histories of abstract easel painting and Lakota abstract art forms. Her practice investigates the history of the United States, drawing attention to Native visual history, an underrepresented focus in American abstraction. Themes of identity, visibility, and cultural hybridity emerge in White Hawk’s works.

White Hawk premiered a mixed media installation at the 2022 Whitney Biennial in New York, which will be on view through September 5. She has had solo exhibitions at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at The College of Charleston, SC; and the Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND. White Hawk’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. This November, White Hawk will present an online exhibition with White Cube.

For 2023, White Hawk will co-present new works alongside friend and VSF artist Diedrick Brackens for Frieze Los Angeles, and premiere a new body of work for her first solo exhibition at the gallery in September 2023. Inquire about Dyani White Hawk.
Dyani White Hawk, She Gives (Quiet Strength VII), 2020, Acrylic on canvas. 84 x 120 in. (213.36 x 304.8 cm). Carry III, 2020, Buckskin, antique and contemporary glass beads, thread, brass sequins, sinew, copper vessel and ladle, 105 x 12 x 10 in. (266.7 x 30.48 x 25.4 cm). Wopila | Lineage, 2022, Acrylic, glass bugle beads, synthetic sinew on aluminum panel, 96 x 168 in. (243.84 x 426.72 cm). Untitled (All the Colors), 2020, Acrylic, glass bugle beads, sinew on canvas, 48 x 48 in. (121.92 x 121.92 cm). Courtesy of the Artist, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles / Dallas / Seoul, and Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis.
Recent Press:
- Bomb Magazine, “Pushing the Conversation Forward: Dyani White Hawk interview with Sheila Regan," September 2020
- Southwest Contemporary
, “Review: Dyani White Hawk: Speaking To Relatives At MCA Denver,” Emilie Trice, March 2022
- Art News, “12 Standouts at the 2022 Whitney Biennial, Where Poetic Reflections on Past Two Years Shine Brightly” Maximilíano Durón, March 2022
- ArtNet News, “Here Is What the Riddle at the Heart of the 2022 Whitney Biennial Actually Means,” Ben Davis, May 2022
- White Hawk among 63 artists included in the 2022 Whitney Biennial: Quiet As It’s Kept, the exhibition is on view through September 5, 2022
For press and inquiries, please contact Programming Director Patricia Cariño Valdez,
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