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Julie Buffalohead

Julie at work in Highpoint's Studio

Julie Buffalohead

Andrea Carlson and Julie Buffalohead win Joan Mitchell Grant

We are proud to announce that Highpoint Editions artists Andrea Carlson and Julie Buffalohead both received the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant Program. Twenty-five recipients are granted $25,000 each every year from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists whom they feel deserve more recognition for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. The candidates’ images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened this fall at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and arts administrators.

Read more about the award here…

Prints by Julie Buffalohead

Highpoint is honored to present this group of ten captivating lithographs created in collaboration with artist Julie Buffalohead. A member of the Ponca tribe of Oklahoma and primarily known as a painter, Buffalohead’s  prints call upon a personal iconography of anthropomorphized animal protagonists. Themes are drawn from Native American legend and history, politics, contemporary culture, power, parenting, stereotypes, and identity. These richly sensitive prints embody Highpoint’s commitment to the art of impeccable printmaking as well as Buffalohead’s aptitude for creating rich and mysterious pictorial narrative. In the artist’s words, these images harness “mythic power to cope with the perils of human experience.”

Entwined: New Prints by Julie Buffalohead will be will be on view in Highpoint’s main galleries through March 28, 2015. The exhibition features all ten prints developed over the last year.

About the Artist

Julie Buffalohead (b. 1972) lives and works in St. Paul, MN, and is a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. She holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Cornell University. Buffalohead has participated in group exhibitions at the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art (Indianapolis), the Carl N. Gorman Museum (Davis, CA), The Plains Art Museum (Fargo), and Artfit Exhibition Space (Phoenix), among others. She has had solo exhibitions at Carleton College, St. Thomas University, St. Johns University, Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, The Plains Art Museum, and  Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Julie is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.