Julie Buffalohead

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Born 1974, Minneapolis, MN
MFA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001
BA, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, 1995
Lives and works in St. Paul, MN

 

Solo exhibitions

2022
Noble Coyotes, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Julie Buffalohead, Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

2019
Storytelling: Julie Buffalohead, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

2018
Julie Buffalohead: You and I, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Eyes On Julie Buffalohead, Denver Art Museum, CO

2017
Julie Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015
Entwined: New Prints by Julie Buffalohead, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; Rochester Art Center, MN
The Truth About Stories: Julie Buffalohead, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2014
Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
Julie Buffalohead: Uncommon Stories, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012
Julie Buffalohead, Let the Show Begin, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, NY
Julie Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2010
Julie Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2008
Expecting, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2003
Julie Buffalohead, Alice P. Rogers Gallery, St. Johns University, Collegeville, MN

2000
Offerings from the Heart, Carl N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis

 

Group exhibitions

2024
Preoccupied: Indigenizing the Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD [forthcoming]

2023
The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
A Growing Season, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art
, The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

2022
Beyond Identity, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco
Spring Hills Gathering, K Art, Buffalo, NY
Art Speaks, Minnesota Historical Society St. Paul
Get Lucky 2022, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Snake whiskey still life and other stories, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA

2021
Companion Species, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Lilia Orlowsky and William Feed Grant Honorees, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
Shared Ideologies, Muscarelle Museum of Arts, Williamsburg, VA
Art on Paper 2021: The 46th Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Powerful Women: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
A Glitter Seas, Dreamsong Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2020
Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Bring Her Home: Sacred Womxn of Resistance, All My Relations, Minneapolis, MN
This Is America: Art USA Today, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

2019
Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, NY
The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Frist Museum, Nashville, TN; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
An Opera for Animals, Para Site, Hong Kong; Rockbund Museum of Art, Shanghai
BECOMING: Transformations in American Indian Art, Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, IL
Waasamoo-Beshizi, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2018
Of Legends and Lore, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AK
Julie Buffalohead and Nathanael Flink, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN

2017
Native Art Now!, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
Turtle Island, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

2016
From the Belly of Our Being: Art by and about Native Creation, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
Arriving at Fresh Water, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

2015
A Curious Bestiary, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2014
Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec

2013
RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibition, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis

2012
Art in the Age of Globalizaion: Global Migrations and the Landscape, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Ded Unk’unpi – We Are Here, All My Relations Arts, Minneapolis, MN; James J. Hill House, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul

2010
Transcending Traditions: Contemporary American Indian Artwork, Mesa Arts Center, AZ
Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism, Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Four Points: the Art of Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie, and Star  Wallowing Bull, Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais, MN
Telling Stories: Julie Buffalohead and Steven Yazzie, Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2008
Carolyn Anderson, Frank Big Bear, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie,
Carl Gawboy, Star Wallowing Bull, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

2006
Year One, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2005
Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2004
Exploration / Exploitation, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
A Bakers Dozen, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2003
McKnight Foundation Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

2002
Uncanny Vision: Contemporary Romantic Landscapes, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, MN
New Art of the West 8, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art,  Indianapolis, IN
Three Sisters, Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Modern Warriors: Artworks by Julie Buffalohead, Star Wallowing Bull, Jim Denomie,  Texas Woman’s University, West Fine Arts Gallery, Denton
Rewritings: New Paintings from Native America, Artist Exhibition Space, Phoenix, AZ

2001
The Myth That is True: An Exhibition of Native American Women, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Art with a Twist, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2000
Contemporary Native Art in Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Six World Views: Contemporary Native Artists of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Ames

1999
We Are Related: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1994
Hair Police Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

Selected Press

2023
Hogan, Maura. “Review: Contemporary wildlife art exhibition at the Gibbes Museum is illuminating, significant.” The Post and Courier. February 17, 2023.

2022
Wilson, Emily. “For Julie Buffalohead, Animals Express What Words Cannot.” Hyperallergic. December 18, 2022.
Schulman, Sandra Hale. “Indigenous A&E: Trickster art, an artisan online market and new music.” Indian Country Today. November 28, 2022.

2017
Locke, Deborah. “Julie Buffalohead’s art gives no answers to the viewer,” The Circle, Dec 2017.
Eler, Alicia. “Animal tricksters rule in Julie Buffalohead’s narrative artworks,” Star Tribune, Dec 15, 2017.

2015
Regan, Sheila. “Julie Buffalohead’s Theater of Animals.” HYPERALLERGIC, Feb 16, 2015.
Abbe, Mary. “Julie Buffalohead tells trickster talkes with her art.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 5, 2015.
Gabler, Jay. “Julie Buffalohead.” Artforum, Feb 2015.
Gustafson, Amy Carlson. “St. Paul artist Julie Buffalohead explores Native American themes.” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan 9, 2015.
Kavass, Veronica. “‘Coyote Dreams’ in Dark Fairy Tales.” MNartists.org, Feb 20, 2015.

2014
Regan, Sheila. “Julie Buffalohead’s Contemporary Allegories.” CityPages Blog, Sept 29, 2014.
Riddle, Mason. “Julie Buffalohead: Uncommon Stories.” First American Art Magazine, no. (2014): 66.
Xenos, Stephanie. “Animal Magnetism: Whimsy Meets Weighty in Paintings Occupied by Woodland Creatures.” Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Dec 2014: 176.

2013
Silberman, Robert. “Complexity and Contradiction in Native American Surrealism.” Journal of Surrealism and the America, vol. 7, no. 1 (2013): 108-130.
Woodward, Judy. “Julie Buffalohead and her furry little friends deconstruct the obvious.” Park Bugle, April 22, 2013.
McNutt, Jennifer Complo, ed. and Ashley Holland. RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013. Eiteljorg Museum, 2013.

2012
Regan, Sheila. “Whimsy, wolves, and masks: Julie Buffohead at Bockley Gallery.” CityPages Blog, Oct 18, 2012.
“Julie Buffalohead Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York Oct. 20.” Smithsonian, Oct 11, 2012.

2010
Klefstad, Ann. “4-D Glasses.” MNartists.org, Sept 23, 2010.
Herrera, Allison. “KFAI (Minneapolis/ St. Paul): Julie Buffalohead.” Ampers, Dec 13, 2010.

 

Awards and Fellowships

2019
Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant

2018
Guggenheim Fine Arts Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2017
Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2016
Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant

2015
McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts

2013
Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art

2003
McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts

2002
Artist Fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board

1999
John Hartell Graduate Award from Cornell University

1998
Sage Fellowship Full Tuition Scholarship from Cornell University
Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant

1995
Native Arts Circle Grant, Minneapolis

1993
Shirley and Miles Fiterman Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

 

Selected Museum and Public Collections

Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA
Denver Art Museum, CO
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis
The Field Museum, Chicago
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul
National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, Jackson, WY
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks
Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, NY
Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, IL
Tia Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota, Morris
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolin, Greensboro
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT