Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Erin Genia

Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice follows various strands, merging cultural imperatives, pure expression, and exploration of materiality, with a response to past, present, and future matters. Erin is concerned with creating a powerful presence of Indigeneity in the arts and sciences to invoke an evolution of thought and practice that is aligned with the cycles of the natural world and the potential of humanity.

Erin has a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts and The Evergreen State College. Her work has received attention from diverse audiences, and been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at "Personal Structures - Identities" in the context of the 2019 Venice Art Biennale, the Swamp Pavilion, Lithuania Pavilion, La Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Weisner Gallery. Erin was awarded the 2019 MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship, the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize, 2nd place and the AAF/ Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts. She received her first public art commission for “Resilience: Anpa O Wicahnpi” from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and is currently an artist-in-residence at Urbano Project in Boston.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Erin
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Physical Address: 
Medford, MA 02155
Last Name: 
Genia

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Video
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Year Founded: 
2019
Populations Served: 
General Public
Native American Tribes
Teens
Languages Available: 
Native American / Indigenous
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
4
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State
National
International

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Media
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults