Luanne Redeye holding a portrait of a man in a black sweatshirt

Research Expertise and Interest

art, painting, Native communities

Research Description

Luanne Redeye is portrait and figurative artist working at the intersection of autobiography and community.

Born in Jamestown, NY, Luanne grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. It is from here where she draws connections to land, kinship, and culture in her artwork, which gives her pieces a strong personal and emotional component. Whether her art touches on the native experience, identity, or resiliency, Luanneā€™s work is always created through a native lens sharing her experiences, knowledge, and perspective of navigating a modern world as a native woman.

An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, Luanne received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico. Her current art practice involves working across the mediums of painting, drawing, print, beadwork and textile.

Luanne has exhibited widely, including Kent State University, University at Buffalo, Idyllwild Arts in Idyllwild, CA, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, NM, 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, NM, Rainmaker Gallery in Bristol, UK and the MEAM in Barcelona, Spain, among others. She has been supported by various residencies including the Truth and Reconciliation Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Constance Saltonstall Residency in Ithaca, NY.

Luanne has been featured in the 2023 New American Painting Issue 164, Northeast Edition and is a recipient of the 2023 New York State Council on the Arts Grant and 2023 First Peoples Fund Grant.

Luanne Redeye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Practice.

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