Lydia Cheshewalla is an Osage artist living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in painting and ceramics and has since expanded her artist explorations into the worlds of ephemeral art, community building, and creative placemaking. Her work focuses on the intersections of art, ecology, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, blending traditional and contemporary Indigenous methodologies with modern material and process in ways that seek to challenge the Western anthropocentric perspective. Her inspiration comes from her environment and she references nature and the unknown through repeated symbol and motif.

Artist Resume & CV available here.

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