As a Diné (Navajo) interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Mace focuses on translating the language of Diné history and beliefs. Through alternative photography techniques, weaving, beadwork, and papermaking, her work draws from her heritage to explore family lineage, community, and identity.
An award-winning visual artist, writer, and educator from Heflin, Alabama, Alayna N. Pernell (2023 Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow) examines the harsh realities and complexities experienced by Black American women and creates space for productive dialogue by enacting an ethic of care, respect, and grace.
As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. She works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond.
A self-taught interdisciplinary visual artist, curator and gallery owner-operator, Fatima Laster (2023 Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow) broaches social-political subject matter from a Black American vantage point. Her goal is to produce resistance art imbued with humor or irony to disarmingly reveal rejected or overlooked perspectives and people.