Picture by Jason S. Ordaz
Linda Lomahaftewa was included among other prominent figures of contemporary Native American art in two editions of Who’s Who in American Indian Arts. She has received numerous awards for excellence in painting and printmaking and her works are represented in many significant public collections.
She attended The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the San Francisco Art Institute B.F.A. (1971), M.F.A. (1971), and embarked on a career as a professional artists. In addition to her personal artistic achievements, Lomahaftewa is an influential teacher and arts educator.
She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute (1971-1975), Assistant Professor of Native American Art at California State College (1971-1974), and at the University of California, Berkeley, Native American Studies Department (1974-1976). Yearning to return home, she accepted the position of Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1976. She currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she successfully balances a career as a prolific artist and teacher.