KARMA HENRY
KARMA HENRY

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Elected Tribal ViceChairman, Fort Independence Community of Paiute Indians.                                                  

                                                                                                      January 2016 - present.

 

Member of the Great Basin Native Artists group.

Working in the studio.
 

Karma Henry                                                                     www.KarmaHenry.com

 

 

Born

1972 in Vallejo, California.

Tribal member; Fort Independence Community of Paiute Indians

(Fort Independence Reservation, California).

 

Profile

Karma Henry (Paiute) resides in Frazier Park, CA.

 

Karma Henry spent a decade working as a Certified Surgical Technologist before she went back to school to pursue her love of art. She did her undergrad work at Cal-State Northridge where she earned a BA in Painting and a Minor in American Indian Studies in 2007. She earned an MFA in 2010 from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Henry's striking contemporary paintings include more traditional arts and images as well as modern aspects. Paiute lore and family stories are the basis of her work. She then builds on these ideas integrating petroglyphs, topographic maps, historical photographs and documents, as well as animal imagery and traditional Native beading. This is what she uses to a convey her contemporary Native worldview.

 

Henry belongs to the Great Basin Native Artists group, (founded by Melissa Melero) which was created to provide more art exposure to smaller native communities and is currently serving as Vice-Chairman for her tribe on the Fort Independence Indian Reservation, in the beautiful Owens Valley of Eastern California.

 

Education

2010 Master of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
2007 Bachelor of Arts/Minor in American Indian Studies, California State University,                                                                                             Northridge, CA.

 

Exhibitions

2017 IM:EDGE Contemporary Show, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM.
2017 Summer Showcase, Museum of the Plains Indians, Browning, MT.
2017 Great Basin Native Artists, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV.
2017 Great Basin Artists, C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California-Davis,
                                                                                                             Davis, CA.
2016 Coyote IV, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville, CA.
2016 Intersections: Aboriginal Underground, Ahalenia Studios, Santa Fe, NM.
2016 We Are Then, We Are Now,  Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville, CA.
2016 48th Annual Red Cloud Art Show, Pine Ridge, SD.
2015 Coyote III, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville, CA.
2015 The Odyssey, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.
2014 Mas Attack Albuquerque, Creative Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.
2013 Mas Attack 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.

2011 Chainletter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2010 All Together Now (with feeling), Group MFA Thesis Show, Bolsky Gallery,
                                                      Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.

2010 MFA Thesis Show, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. 2009 Westernicity, Curator: Jen Wolf, Otis Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
2009 Up 'Till Now, Mid-residency Show, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design,

                                                                               Los Angeles, CA.

2008 Trail of the Trout, Mono Council for the Arts, Mammoth, CA.

2008 Esoji Summer Show, Prescott, AZ.

2007 Open Call LA 2007, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

                                    Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2007 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, Jurors: Ed Freeman, Carol Wells and

                             Dan Taulapapa. California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA.

2007 Painting Guild Spring Exhibit, Juror: Lisa Adams,
                                                   California State University, Northridge. Northridge, CA.

2006 Student Art Exhibit. Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

                                            Dedication Gala, California State University, Northridge, CA.

 

Prizes and Awards

2009 Wrenn and Bill Chais Graduate Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design,

                                                                                         Los Angeles, CA. 

 

 

Contact

Karma Henry
PO BOX 667
Frazier Park, CA 93225


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