Born in Minneapolis
Enrolled Member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
Lives and works St. Paul
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Offerings from the Heart, Carl N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis, California, November 17–December 29
Julie Buffalohead, Alice R. Rogers Gallery, St. Johns University, Collegeville, Minnesota, August 23–October 19
Expecting, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 6–October 11
Julie Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 10–October 9
Julie Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 13–November 10
Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin, Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian, New York, New York, October 13–January 13
Julie Buffalohead: Uncommon Stories, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 19–October 25
Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, Minnesota, December 18, 2014– February 22, 2015; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, March 27–August 29, 2015
The Truth about Stories: Julie Buffalohead, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 15–July 31
Entwined: New Prints by Julie Buffalohead, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 6– March 28, 2015; Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota, October 2, 2015–January 3, 2016
Julie Buffalohead, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 18–December 23
Julie Buffalohead: You and I, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, September 11–December 7
Eyes on Julie Buffalohead, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, July 29, 2018–April 21, 2019
Storytelling: Julie Buffalohead, Minneapolis Institute of Art, November 23, 2019–September 6, 2020
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Hair Police Gallery, Minneapolis
We Are Related: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contemporary Native Art in Minnesota, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Six World Views: Contemporary Native Artists of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Minnesota Art with a Twist, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Myth That is True: An Exhibition of Native American Women, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
Modern Warriors: Artworks by Julie Buffalohead, Star Wallowing Bull, Jim Denomie, West Fine Atrs Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Rewritings: New Paintings from Native America, Artists Exhibition Space, Phoenix, Arizona
Three Sisters, Ancient Traders Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnnesota
New Art of the West 8, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 28, 2002–January 19, 2003
Uncanny Vision: Contemporary Romantic Landscapes, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
McKnight Foundation Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin
Exploration/Exploitation, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
A Baker’s Dozen, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year One, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carolyn Anderson, Frank Big Bear, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Kim Denomie, Carl Gawboy, Star Wallowing Bull, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 14–Febraury 15
Four Points: The Art of Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie, and Star Wallowing Bull, Johnson Heritage Post, Art Gallery, Grand Marais, Minnesota
Telling Stories: Julie Buffalohead and Steven Yazzie, Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, January 15–February 12
Transcending Traditions: Contemporary American Indian Artwork, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona, September 10, 2010–January 2, 2011
Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, October 17, 2010– June 5, 2011
Tenuous, Though Real, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 23–September 23
Ded Unk’unpi – We Are Here, All My Relations Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 3–September 28; James J. Hill House, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 13–January 13
Art in the Age of Globalization: Global Migrations and the Landscape, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, September 16, 2012–July 14, 2013
RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 9, 2013–February 2, 2014
Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 2nd Edition, Art Mûr, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 3–June 21
A Curious Bestiary: Julie Buffalohead, Emmy Lingscheit, Asthon Ludden, Meghan O’Conner, Beauvais Lyons, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Johanna Winters, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington, July 1–31
Arriving at Fresh Water: Frank Big Bear, Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie, Louise Erdrich, Dyani White Hawk, Tom Jones, Truman Lowe, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 9, 2015–February 28, 2016; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, October 1, 2016–January 7, 2017
From the Belly of Our Being: Art By and About Native Creation, Museum of Art, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, September 26, 2016–January 28, 2017
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, October 1, 2016–January 7, 2017
Turtle Island, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18–July 17
Native Art Now!, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 10, 2017–January 28, 2018
Julie Buffalohead and Nathaneal Flink, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, Minnesota, May 3–July 14
Of Legends and Lore, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 23, 2018–January 12, 2019
Waasamoo-Beshizi, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, January 31–July 31
BECOMING: Transformations in American Indian Art, Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois, February 1–April 26
An Opera for Animals, Para Site, Hong Kong, March 23–June 9; Rockbund Museum of Art, Shanghai, JChina, une 22–August 25
Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2–August 18, 2019; Frist Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, September 27, 2019–January 12, 2020; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, February 21–May 17, 2020; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 28–September 20, 2020
Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York, November 16, 2019–January 2, 2022
Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 7–October 17
2019 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant Honorees, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, May 7–June 20
Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, May 22–August 22
Shared Ideologies, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 26–November 21
Art on Paper 2021: The 46th Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, July 24–November 27
The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 9, 2021–January 9, 2022
Snake whiskey still life and other stories, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, California, January 15–February 20
Get Lucky 2022, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 28–29
Art Speaks, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, February 26–July 31
Spring Hill Arts Gathering, K Art, Buffalo, New York, June 16–19
Beyond Identity, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, California, July 23–September 1
Denver Art Museum
Detroit Insitute of Arts
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis
The Field Museum, Chicago
Heard Museum, Phoenix
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul
National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, Jackson, Wyoming
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
Erdrich, Liselotte. Sacagawea. Illus. Julie Buffalohead. Carolrhoda Books, 2003.
McNutt, Jennifer Complo, ed. and Ashley Holland. RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013. Indianapolis: Eiteljorg Museum, 2014.
Na’aman, Oded. Journal of Abscence: New York City, February-June, 2013. New York: Bookieman Publishing, 2013: 10–11.
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. From the Belly of Our Being: Art By and About Native Creation. Stillwater: Oklahoma State University Press, 2016.
Abatemarco I, Michael. “Animal Dreams: Julie Buffalohead.” Santa Fe New Mexican, August 17, 2018.
Abbe, Mary. “Julie Buffalohead Tells Trickster Talks with her Art.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 5, 2015.
Allaire, Christian. “Stretching the Canvas Showcases Eight Decades of Native American Paintings.” Vogue, November 19, 2019.
Ballas, Anthony. “Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead and Eyes On: Shimabuku, Denver Art Museum.” Journal of Visual Art Practice (January 11, 2019).
Bond, Sarah. “Seeing Ourselves in Animals Throughout Art History.” Hyperallergic, October 2, 2018.
Buffalohead, Julie. “A Little Medicine and Magic.” Ecotone 14, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2018): 117–123.
Combs, Marianne. “Art Hounds: Julie Buffalohead’s vivid prints offer smart, dark commentary.” MPR News, December 14, 2017.
———. “Artist Julie Buffalohead uses animals to tell unsettling stories.” MPR News, January 15, 2015.
Eler, Alicia. “Animal Tricksters Rule in Julie Buffalohead’s Narrative Artworks.” Star Tribune, December 15, 2017.
Ferber, Andrea L. “The National Museum of Wildlife Art.” First American Art Magazine, no. 29 (2021): 74–75.
Gabler, Jay. “Julie Buffalohead.” Artforum, February 2015.
Gustafson, Amy Carlson. “St. Paul Artist Julie Buffalohead Explores Native American Themes.” St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 9, 2015.
Herrera, Allison. “KFAI (Minneapolis/ St. Paul): Julie Buffalohead.” Ampers, December 13, 2010.
Jones, Justine. “All My Relations Art Gallery Hosts “Bring Her Home: Sacred Womxn of Resistance.” Mpls St. Paul, January 13, 2021.
“Julie Buffalohead Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York Oct. 20.” Smithsonian, October 11, 2012.
Kavass, Veronica. “‘Coyote Dreams’ in Dark Fairy Tales.” MNartists.org, February 20, 2015.
Klefstad, Ann. “4-D Glasses.” MNartists.org, September 23, 2010.
Liou, Caroline Ellen. “Connection, Contemplation, and Contested Histories in Contemporary Native American and Indigenous Art.” Hyperallergic, February 17, 2022.
Locke, Deborah. “Julie Buffalohead’s Art Gives No Answers to the Viewer.” The Circle (December 2017).
Moutinho, Amanda. “The Gray Area,” Boulder Weekly, March 7, 2019.
Nunez, Sigrid. “Just Passing Through: A tribute to the brief but affecting moments that can be shared between polite acquaintances and even people unlikely to meet again.” New York Times Style Magazine, April 12, 2021.
Regan, Sheila. “Julie Buffalohead’s Contemporary Allegories.” CityPages Blog, September 29, 2014.
———. “Julie Buffalohead’s Theater of Animals.” Hyperallergic, February 16, 2015.
———. “Mia to Showcase 20 Years of Artistic Printmaking.” Minnesota Monthly, September 16, 2021.
———. “Whimsy, wolves, and masks: Julie Buffohead at Bockley Gallery.” CityPages Blog, October 18, 2012
Riddle, Mason. “Julie Buffalohead: Uncommon Stories.” First American Art Magazine, no. 5 (Winter 2014): 66.
Robinson, Megan. “Julie Buffalohead’s Modern Mthology.” Art & Object, July 31, 2018.
“Sarcasm and Humor Cover Walls of Plains Art Museum.” High Plains Reader, July 29, 2015.
Silberman, Robert. “Complexity and Contradiction in Native American Surrealism.” Journal of Surrealism and the America 7, no. 1 (2013): 108–130.
Thackara, Tess. “The Hand of Native American Women, Visible at Last.” New York Times, June 1, 2019.
Wilkinson, Wendy. “Art Gallery: Julie Buffalohead.” Cowboys & Indians, June 11, 2019.
Woodward, Judy. “Julie Buffalohead and her furry little friends deconstruct the obvious.” Park Bugle, April 22, 2013.
Xenos, Stephanie. “Animal Magnetism: Whimsy Meets Weighty in Paintings Occupied by Woodland Creatures.” Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, December 2014: 176.