Emmi Whitehorse

Painting, Visual Artist

1957 –

71

Who is Emmi Whitehorse?

Emmi Whitehorse is a Native American painter.

She was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Emmi Whitehorse grew up on the open land northeast of Gallup, New Mexico in a family where only the Navajo Language was spoken.

In 1980, Whitehorse earned her bachelor of arts degree in painting from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She earned her masters of art degree in 1982, also from UNM, majoring in printmaking and minoring in art history.

Whitehorse's paintings draw upon a personal iconography, based on her reflections of her natural surroundings. She brings together Navajo cosmological perspectives with abstraction in her work. Whitehorse's work is deliberately apolitical. Her paintings are usually oil on paper, mounted on canvas. Her work is represented in public collections throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Uzbekistan and Morocco.

Now Emmi Whitehorse's abstract work is exhibited internationally, and she travels to Europe often.

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Born
1957
Crownpoint
Ethnicity
  • Navajo people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of New Mexico
Lived in
  • Santa Fe

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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