RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature a special exhibition of artwork by Mikayla Patton. The exhibition will run from February 21 through May 4, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Ms. Patton (Oglala Lakota) currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is a professional artist. She holds a B.F.A. in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe.
Early in her career, Ms. Patton had the opportunity to apprentice under Roger Broer (Oglala Lakota), a well-known Native American printmaker. Mr. Broer is known for his monotypes, a printmaking technique that produces a single finished print. This experience left a deep impression on Ms. Patton, and she returned to the IAIA and shifted the focus of her art from painting to printmaking. While at the IAIA, Ms. Patton learned the technique of making paper by hand, which she now incorporates into her work.