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BIPOC Artists

Image Credit: Sam Zimmerman, "An Elder's Vision," acrylic, 2020

As a BIPOC-led organization, the DAI celebrates the cultural confluence in Northeast Minnesota. Predating the development of our region's cities, the Anishinaabe have hosted a myriad of peoples along the shores of Lake Superior, sharing trade, cultural exchange, community, medicine, and art.

The DAI is honored to connect you to the amazing BIPOC artists in the Northeast Minnesota region: change-makers, connectors, truth-tellers, stabilizers, mobilizers. We continue to update our list. Please contact cwoods@duluthartinstitute.org for more information.


Leslie Barlow

Website: lesliebarlowartist.com

Instagram: ljpinko


Julie Boada

Website: hobt.org/associate-artists


Marcus Mosiah Brown 

Instagram: mosiah218

Email: mosiahgarvey91@gmail.com


Shaun Chosa (Painting)

Facebook: shaun.chosa

Email: wickedson@hotmail.com


Catherine Colsrud

Email: catcol_06@yahoo.com


Dudley Edmondson (Photography)

Website: dudleyedmondson.com

Email: teamde@humanitycom.com 

Instagram: sonycamera2016


Olawole Famule

Email: ofamule@uwsuper.edu


Paula Gudmundson (Sound & Video Installation)

Website: www.paulagudmundson.com

Email: paula.gudmundson@gmail.com


Carla Hamilton (Mixed Media)

Instagram: carlahamiltonart

Email: hamilton20199neuhausen@gmail.com


Tashia Hart

Website: tashiahart.com

Email: Tashiamariehart@gmail.com


Christopher E. Harrison

Website: harrisonartstudio.net

Instagram: genothehag

Email: charrchr.gmail.com


Nina Holtz (Ceramics)

Website: https://holzx008.wixsite.com/ninaholzart

Email: holzx008@gmail.com


Seitu Ken Jones

Instagram: seitukjones

Website: seitujonesstudio.com

Email: Shannon Brunette, Studio Director

shannon@officeofculturalwork.org


Patricia Mahnke (Fashion Design)

Instagram: chemistryfashions

Facebook: ChemistryFashions

Email: chemistryfashions@gmail.com


Flo Matamoros

Email: flo@provegallery.com


Sean Moore

Email: oxymoronof85@gmail.com


Terresa Moses (Graphic Design & Illustration)

Website: blackbirdrevolt.com

Instagram: projectnapturalblackbirdrevolt

Email: info@blackbirdrevolt.com

Jordon Moses 

Website: blackbirdrevolt.com

Instagram: blackbirdrevolt

Email: info@blackbirdrevolt.com


Ryuta Nakajima

Website: cla.d.umn.edu/faculty-staff/dr-ryuta-nakajima

Email: lazymonk22@gmail.com


Vern Northrup

Website: watermarkartcenter.org/akinomaage-vern-northrup-visual-storyteller/

Email: v.northrup@hotmail.com


Daniel Oyinloye

Website: danieloyinloye.portfoliobox.net/welcome

Email: danielooyinloye@gmail.com


Karen Savage Blue

Website: ksavblu.com

Email: ksbluearts@gmail.com


Juliane Shibata

Website: julianeshibata.com

Email: js@julianeshibata.com


Delphin Starr

Instagram: delstarr_arts

Email: dniy1301@gmail.com


Jonathan Thunder

Website: thunderfineart.com

Email: jonthunder@mac.com


Ivy Vainio

Instagram: ivy_vainio

Email: ivyv@aicho.org


Moira Villiard (Acrylic painting, digital illustration, murals & public art)

Website: artbymoira.com

Instagram: moiraliketheory

Email: art.moira@gmail.com


Sam Zimmerman

Facebook: cranesuperior

Email: cranesuperiorstudio@gmail.com








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