Born: Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota
Lives and works in Glorieta, New Mexico
Institute of American Indian Arts
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Chimera, Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, Pojoque, New Mexico, June 30–July 30
I Love You to Death, Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe, August 19–September 1
(NO)Stalgia, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, March 8–24
Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, August 15–December 31
Eat, Prey, Love, Blue Rain Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 20–March 2
Nations, 25th Annual Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, California, October 17–19
Cycle, Rasmusson Artist in Residence, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Reliquary, Duhesa Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, June 1–24
Every line is a song, Each shape is a story, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta
Everything Anywhere, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, July 1–September 11
Old Dominion, M Street Gallery, Fresno State University, California, March 27–April 7
Contingent Beings, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, May 5–28
Double Negative, Ingham Chapman Gallery, University of New Mexico, Gallup, October 2–November 6
Lazy Stitch, Ent Center for Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 3–July 21
Life is Breathtaking, Travois, Kansas City, Missouri
Future Ancestral Technologies, John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, August 17–October 12
Ar-ti-fact, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene Oregon
Every One, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, August 11–September 16, 2018; EVERY ONE, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, August 30, 2019–January 12, 2020
A Frayed Knot, c3:Initiative Contemporary Art Space, Portland, Oregon, September 5–October 18
Cannupa Hanska Luger: New Myth, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, September 10–October 23
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Doll: An Intimate Figure, Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, Pojoaque, New Mexico
Birdland, Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe
Frank Buffalo Hyde: Ladies and Gentlemen, This is the Buffalo Show, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe
In Microscale, Metallo Gallery, Madrid, New Mexico, April 28–May 31
Ferus, Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe, June 1–July 14
Market Value, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe
Zombie Skins, Ahalenia Studios, Santa Fe, August 15–19
Low-Rez: Native American Lowbrow Art, Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe, August 17–September 1
Collective Collected, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, December 16, 2012–January 8, 2013
Make it POP, All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, February 15–May 4
Emerging Artist Exhibition, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe
Cross Currents, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University, Denver, November 22, 2013–February 8, 2014
Gray, Matters, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, March 27–April 3
Storytelling, Art Mur, Montreal, May 3–June 22
Annual Celebration of Contemporary Native American Art, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, August 20–24
Economologies, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, August 19–September 14
This is a Stereotype Premiere, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, August 23–24
Deconstructing Coyote, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, November 21–December 19
Native Art Now, North American Native Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, November 8, 2014–September 6, 2015
CO:LAB | Artists in Collaboration, Studio Central, Santa February 6
Remembering Mandela, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, February 7–21
Axle Contemporary’s Fifth Anniversary, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, February 13–March 21
Annual Celebration of Contemporary Native American Art, Blue Rain Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, August 19–23
Currents, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, June 12–28
Imago Mundi: Native Art Visual Visions, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, September 1–November
The Games We Play, Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, Pojoaque, New Mexico, August 20–October 31
Put A Feather On It!, Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, August 14–September 24
Anomaly, Native Art Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
SOFA Chicago, Blue Rain Gallery, Chicago, November 5–8
You Are On Indian Land, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, November 21, 2015–February 15, 2016
Native Art Speaks, Get the Message, Blue Rain Gallery, Los Angeles
Render Bender, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, February 6
The House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf Art Complex, Santa Fe
Made in the Desert, form & concept, Santa Fe, May 27–August 22
Annual Celebration of Contemporary Native Art, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe
Race and Revolution: Exploring Human Injustices Through Art, Governer’s Island, New York, August 3–September 25
SOFA Chicago, Blue Rain Gallery, Chicago, November 3–6
Hands Off My Heritage, Duhesa Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Race and Revolution: Exploring Human Injustices through Art, Stamford University of Connecticut, October 13–November 11
On Fertile Ground, All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, November 4, 2016–January 20, 2017
Map(ing): Multiple Artists Printing, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, December 17–May 20
Working Proof IV: Map(ping), Step Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
L.A. Art Show, Blue Rain Gallery, Los Angeles
Crafting Resistance, Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Indiana, January 26–March 28
Andy Warhol: Minnesota Goes Pop, Rochester Art Center, Minnesota, February 4–May 14
Resistance After Nature, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania, March 17–April 28
We See Heaven Upside Down, Sensoria Art and Literature Festival, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 31–April 9
My Country tis of thy People You’re Dying, Radiator Gallery, New York, March 31–May 26
Not the End, New York Artists Equity Association Gallery, New York, April 7–May 6
Songs from the Extraction Zones, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, April 28–May 5
The Art of Indigenous Resistance, Self Help Graphics and Art, Los Angeles, May 13–June 10
Young New Yorkers Silent Auction, Young New Yorkers, New York, May 10
Louder than Words: Indigenous American Art and Activism, Idyllwild Arts, California, June 26–July 8
Neo Native: Toward New Mythologies, Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, California, November 1–4
Winter Count: We Are in Crisis, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., June 28–August 4
Water Line: A Creative Exchange, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, August 4–October 21
48 Hours Land Trust, REDLINE Contemporary Art Center, Denver, August 11–27
Broken Boxes, form & concept Gallery, Santa Fe, August 18–October 21
We the People, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, August 17–November 12
Keepers of the Earth, Orenda Gallery, Paris
Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity, Autry Museum, Los Angeles, May 20, 2017–February 18, 2018
Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, August 18–January 21
Hold These Truths, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, November 13, 2017–March 14, 2018
Monarchs: Native and Brown Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, December 7, 2017–February 24, 2018; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, May 24–August 5, 2018; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, March 7–June 2, 2019
Exquisite Corpse Spectacular, SITE Santa Fe, April 14
Considering Native American Stereotypes in the 21st Century, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, New York, April 5–November 30
The Condor and The Eagle, Elizabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, Oregon, July 28–August 23
Post-Colonial Frames/Landing Americas, B Side War Gallery, Treviso, Italy, May 13–July 8
Declaration!, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, April 21–September 9
Humble, Bronx Art Space, New York, September 1–October 13
Wilderness Acts Biennial, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, September 2–23
Coherence/Interference, PASEO Project, Taos, New Mexico, September 15
Festival America: ReZistance is Existence, Artedomus Gallery, Paris, September 11–23
HypeNative, Salisbury University Art Galleries, Maryland
Great and North: Imago Mundi, Onsite Gallery, Toronto, October 24–December 16
Loud Silence: Expressions of Activism, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, October 23–December 16
Without Borders: Art Sin Fronteras, El Pueblo History Museum. Colorado, September 20, 2018–March 1, 2019
The Future of Craft, Part 2, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, October 3, 2018–March 17, 2019
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, October 13, 2018–January 6, 2019; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, February 2–May 5
Post Plymouth, Exhibit C Gallery, Oklahoma City, November 4, 2018–February 28, 2019
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, October 6, 2018–January 7, 2019; Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, January 25–July 19, 2019; Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, August 29, 2019–January 12, 2020
Dementia Americana, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 1–March 31
Beyond Standing Rock, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, February 23–December 1
We See Heaven Upside Down, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 3–June 15
VOICES, New York University, New York, March 24–September 10
Crossing Mnisose, Portland Center Stage at the Armory, Portland, Oregon, April 13–May 5
The Young Americans, Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom, March 21–June 15
We Rise, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, May 18–27
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, May 25–September 9
I Come to This Place, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, June 15–July 28
The Watchers, The 8th Floor, New York, July 11–October 12
No Cure for Mourning, Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey, September 4–November 12
Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, New York, August 27, 2019–May 21, 2020
Sweet Land, The Industry, Los Angeles, February 29–March 15
WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance, Oxy Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, September 14–November 29, 2020
The Body, The Object, The Other, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, January 25, 2020–January 10, 2021
Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America, Heard Museum, September 4, 2020–January 3, 2021
Displaced, SITE Santa Fe, September 11, 2020–January 24, 2021
High Visibility: On Location in Rural America and Indian Country, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, November 23, 2020–May 30, 2021
Cousin Collective Presents Cycle, Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 27–April 1
Passage, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Arizona, May 14–August 8
A Shared Body, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, August 23–December 11
This We Have Now, Art Lab, Fort Collins, Colorado, September 1–25
Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 6, 2021–January 2, 2022
Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, Denver Art Museum, May 23–August 22, 2021; Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, September 25–December 12, 2021; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, January 29–May 8, 2022
Land Art: Expanding the Atlas, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, June 26, 2021–January 2, 2022
Arrivals, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, October 3, 2021–January 23, 2022
Conlet Gallery, California State University, Fresno
Denver Art Museum
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
Luciano Benetton Collection: Imago Mundi, Treviso, Italy
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe
North America Native Museum, Zurich
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Abeyta, Tony. Neo Native: Toward New Mythologies. Rancho Cucamonga, California: Sam and Alfred Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, 2017.
Alvarez, Natalie, Claudette Lauzon, Keren Zaiontz. Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Ahtone, Heather. Seeds of Being. Norman, Oklahoma: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 2018.
Apostol, Corina. Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects. New York: Routledge, 2019.
Besaw, Mindy N., Candice Hopkin, Manuela Well-Off-Man, eds. Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press, 2018.
Bossan, Enrico. Native Art, Visual Visions: Contemporary North American Indigenous Artists, Vollorba: Frabrica, 2015.
Hogan, Wesley. On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
Keeler, Jacqueline. Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears. Salt Lake City: Torrey House Press, 2017.
Kusserow Karl, Alan Braddock, and Miranda Blearde-Lewis. Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment. Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, 2018.
Lukavic, John P., ed. Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger. Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2021.
Morris, Kate. Shifting Grounds: Landscape in Contemporary Native American Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019.
Museum of Arts and Design. Burke Prize 2018. New York: Museum of Arts and Design, 2018.
Powell, Jami. Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics. Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art: 2020.
Puleo, Risa. Monarchs: Native and Brown Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly. Omaha: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 2018.
Saito, Natsu Taylor. Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists. New York: New York University Press, 2020.
Toland, Alexandra, Jay S. Noller, Gerd Wessolek. Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and art in the Anthropocene. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2019.
Well-Off-Man, Manuela, ed. Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art. Santa Fe: Art Guild Press, 2017.
Bishop, Deborah. “Creative Disruption.” American Craft (December/January 2018): 40–49.
Carver, Jon. “Santa Fe Summer 2016: The New Indigeneity.” Art Ltd. (July/August 2016): 1–8.
Cohn, Gabe. “Cannupa Hanska Luger Wins New $50,000 Arts Prize.” New York Times, November 6, 2018.
Escudero, Nicki. “New Never Neverland.” Western Art (August 2015): 80–85.
Guzmán, Alicia Inez. “Cannupa Hanska Luger.” First American Art Magazine, no. 22 (Spring 2019): 62–67.
Hanc, John. “Illuminating the Plight of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.” New York Times, October 23, 2019.
Horton, Jessica L. “Drones and Snakes.” Art in America (October 2017): 104–109.
Hunter, Victoria. “Outside the Box.” NEA Arts, no. 2 (2016): 10–13.
Lanteri, Michelle J. “Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America.” First American Art Magazine, no. 29 (2021): 84–85
Miranda, Carolina. “Q&A: The Artist Who Made Protesters’ Mirrored Shields Says the ‘Struggle Porn’ Media Miss Point of Standing Rock.” Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2017.
Rinaldi, Ray Mark. “In Two Denver Exhibits, Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger Connects Viewers to the Ground Beneath Their Feet.” Denver Post, August 10, 2017.
———. “Bringing Human Migration Closer to Home.” New York Times, March 8, 2020.
Reddy, Pererana. “Un-Settling the Colonial Impulse: Contemporary Indigenous Artists Engage Plymouth.” A Blade of Grass, no. 5 (2020): 22–30.
“Static Decay.” Native American Art, no. 2 (April/May 2016): 120–121.
Woolfe, Zachary. “Review: An Opera Erases and Rewrites the American Myth.” New York Times, March 9, 2020.