Jody Folwell, T’ah p-ah sa’ wae (Dad’s Fish), c. 2000, clay, paint, 13 x 11 in., Collection of Jody Folwell, Santa Clara, N.M., Photo by Addison Doty

O’Powa O’Meng: The Art and Legacy of Jody Folwell

O’Powa O’Meng: The Art and Legacy of Jody Folwell

September 14, 2024 - January 26, 2025
Cargill Gallery
Free Exhibition

Jody Folwell was born in 1942 into the Santa Clara Pueblo of New Mexico (Kha’p’o Owingeh in the Tewa language). Over the past five decades, she has revolutionized Pueblo pottery—and Native art more broadly—by pushing the boundaries of form, content, and design while remaining firmly within the art traditions of her community.

This exhibition, “O’Powa O’Meng” (“I came here, I got here, I’m still going”), was organized by Mia and the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. These iconic works span the breadth of her groundbreaking career, demonstrating the arc of her artistic development and integrating a trailblazing Native American artist within the wider canon of contemporary American art.

This exhibition was organized by the Fralin Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

This catalogue and exhibition are made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Major support for Mia’s presentation provided by Lorraine R Hart.

Jody Folwell, T’ah p-ah sa’ wae (Dad’s Fish), c. 2000, clay, paint, 13 x 11 in., Collection of Jody Folwell, Santa Clara, N.M., Photo by Addison Doty