portrait of Dyani White Hawk

Dyani White Hawk

2020 Mid-Career Project Grantee | $10,000

Mosaic Mural at Five Square

Dyani White Hawk will create a mosaic mural for Seward Redesign at the Five Square building, 2525 East Franklin Avenue. Last year White Hawk received a Forecast Professional Development Grant to partake in a residency at Franz Mayer of Munich in Germany, during which she learned about the process of mosaics, translated her design ideas, and selected colors in preparation for this project.

Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recent support for White Hawk’s work has included 2019 United States Artists Fellowship in Visual Art, 2019 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Contemporary Art, 2019 Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship, 2019 Forecast for Public Art Mid-Career Development Grant, and 2018 Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists. Her work is among many public and private collections such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Denver Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. She is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.

The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.