Julie Buffalohead American (Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma), born 1972 Exile, 2019 Ink, graphite, collage on Lokta paper mounted on paper Courtesy of the artist and Bockley Gallery, collection of Mike and Jody Wahlig
Storytelling: Julie Buffalohead
November 23, 2019 - September 6, 2020
Julie Buffalohead creates visual narratives told by animal characters that have personhood, agency, and individuality. Like all great storytellers, Buffalohead connects the mythical with the ordinary and the imaginary with the real, offering a space to which viewers can bring their own experiences. As we enter her worlds, she coaxes us to discover additional layers of meaning—social, historical, political, personal—using metaphor, wisdom, and wit.
Born in 1972 and an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, Buffalohead is a recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including the Guggenheim Fine Arts Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and the McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts. She lives and works in St. Paul.