Hopi Arizona Linda Lomahaftewa

Linda Lomahaftewa is a Hopi-Choctaw printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She teaches painting, color theory, and 2-D art foundations at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Lomahaftewa has traveled and exhibited internationally and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Arts and twice in Who’s Who in American Indian Arts. In 2001 she won the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Power of Art Award.

After earning her high school diploma from IAIA, Lomahaftewa received her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Prior to teaching at IAIA, she taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Sonoma State University.

“My teaching is an opportunity for me to share my experience and the knowledge I have acquired in my life and work; my commitment, interest, inspiration, love of color and the processes of working with images, an opportunity to share a legacy.”