EDUCATION

MFA             Western Carolina University
BFA              Western Carolina University, summa cum laude
 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Installations, Actions, Exhibitions

2016-17        “Retracing the Trace”, Harvey Gallery, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2015             “ .  .  . the body and blood”, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University,
                     Johnson City, Tennessee
                     “Retracing The Trace”,  in 24 hours, installation/action, videotaping, Eiteljorg Museum,
                     Indianapolis, IN
                     “Spearfinger”,  Jackson County Library, Sylva, NC
2012             “Retracing the Trace”, Installation, Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University
                     Cullowhee, NC
2011              “Resistance Without Violence”, Installation, Cape Fear Community College
                     Wilmington, NC
2009            “Human rites . . . the body and blood”, Installation, University of North Carolina - Asheville
                      Asheville, NC
2007            “To rise and begin again”, Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University,
                      Cullowhee, NC
2006            “An Overland Journey to the West”, McMillan Law Library, Emory University
                      Atlanta, GA
2005            “The Pilgrimage Ribbon”, Installation, Fine Art Museum Inaugural Exhibition,
                       Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
2003             “Transparent to Transcendence”, Installation, Sandler Hudson Gallery,
                       Atlanta, GA
2000             “Recent Work”, Hoag Gallery, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA
                      “One Woman Show”, Vinson Gallery, Decatur, GA

Group Installations, Exhibitions

2017             “Connecting Lines”, two person show, “Enate”, installation/action, CCNA
                     Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
                     "Native Artists Now!", Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
                     "It Happened", Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
2016             “Culture Shift: Contemporary Native Art Biennial – 3rd Edition”,  Art Mur,  Montreal, Quebec, CA
                     “Of Land and Spirit:  Cherokee Art Today”, Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC
2015             “Conversations”, Eiteljorg Museum, Contemporary Native Art Fellows, Indianapolis, IN
                     “Transparent to Transcendence Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University
                      Johnson City, TN
                     “Octopus Dreams”, Jomon Museum - Funabashi City, Tokyo, Japan
2014             “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 3”, University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor
                      Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2013             “Octopus Dreams”, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
                     “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 3”, McMichaelMuseum, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
2012             “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 3”, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
                     “Novosibirsk Biennale”, Fine Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
                     “Native Art in Russia”, Museum of Fine Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia traveling
                      Togliatti Art Museum, Togliatii, Russia
                      Samara Regional Art Museum, Samara, Russia
                     “Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 3”, traveling,
                      Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2010             “Our Voice”, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
2008            “Healing and Art”, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
2006            “The Art of a Woman”, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2005            “Looks good on paper”, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                     “. . . of the cave”, LIFT Contemporary, Cherokee, NC
2004            “Works on Paper”, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                     “Flight”, LIFT Contemporary, Cherokee, NC
2002            South Cobb Arts Alliance 15th National Juried Exhibition, Award of Merit,
                      Mable House Cultural Center, Mableton, GA
                     “Stations of the Cross”, All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA
2001             “Our Visions, Our Voices” Seen + Heard – Atlanta Women Artists Festival
                      Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                      Hunter Museum of American Art, National Juried Exhibition, Chattanooga, TN
                     “Not What You Imagine”, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC
2000            “Moved by the Spirit”, Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA
                     “Where it all began:  Creation Stories”, Museum of the Cherokee Indians,
                     Cherokee, NC
                     Vinson Gallery, Decatur, GA
1999             “One Hundred and Sixty 9”, Swan Coach House,  Atlanta History Center,
                     Atlanta, GA
                     Vinson Gallery, Decatur, GA
1997             “Indian Market”, Southwest Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

 

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

2014-16        Faculty, Callanwolde Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
2012             Internship, Exit Art, New York, NY
2010-12        Assistantship, School of Art and Design, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
2010-11         Co-Director, LIFT Contemporary, Cherokee, NC
2008-10       Co-Director/Program Outreach Coordinator, Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts,
                     Cherokee, NC
2007-14        Illustrator, Cherokee Studies-Language Revitalization Program, Western Carolina University,
                     Cullowhee, NC

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016             Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship
2015             Eiteljorg Museum Contemporary Art Fellowship
                     First Peoples Fund, Artist in Business Fellowship
2011              Western Carolina University Graduate Study Grant
2009            National Native Creative Development – Individual Artist Grant
2006-07      Atlatl, Native Arts Network – National Artist Advisory Board member
2003-06      The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center – Studio Artist

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

2017              Denise Neil-Binion, First American Art Magazine, "Connecting Lines", Issue 15, Summer, 2017
                      KBOO FM, “Art Focus“, March 14
                      Micco Caporale, In These Times, "Native Art Beyond 'Ponies in a Sunset'", August 25
                      Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune, "Uncommon courage on display..." September 10
2016             Ecotone magazine, “Language Sovereignty”, Issue 20
                     First American Art Magazine, “Conversations:  Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2015”, Spring, #10
2015             ARTnews online exhibition of the day, “Conversations”, Eiteljorg Museum, November 19
                     Sky Blue Window, “Best of the Rest”, November 13
                     Lou Harry, “Past infuses present in Eiteljorg fellowship show”, Indianapolis Business Journal, November 28
                     Wei Chen, “Luzene’s Knots:  Artist tackles sexual assault art at Eiteljorg Museum”, Indianapolis Star,
                     November 20
                     Martin DeWitt, “Free Falling Up”, Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship catalog, November 14
                     Taté Walker, “Of Drums, Dreams & Art”, Native Peoples Magazine, May-June
                     Diana Ensign, “Luzene Hill – Assault Becomes Art”, Nuvo, May 27, South African Art Times, May 28
                     Argus Leader, “Luzene’s Knots”,  November 30
2014             Jagodzinski, Ally, “A Synthesis of Cultural Boundaries”, Moda Magazine
                     Vardaman, Wendy, “shadow weave”, Bridge Poetry Series, Chazen Museum of Art
2013             Van der Laan, Jessie, “The Investigative Mark, Drawing: An Art Form Unto Itself”, SECAC Conference
2012             Museum of Arts and Design, “Resource Guide”
2010             MacPhee, Josh, “Celebrate People’s History! :  The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution”
2009            McCuan, Jess, “A Space of Her Own”, Verve Magazine, Sept-Oct
2007             Power, Susan, “Art of the Cherokee:  Prehistory to Present” University of Georgia Press
2004            Bostic, Connie, “Flights of Fancy”, Mountain Express, Oct 6
2000            Miller, Marcianne, “New Testaments”, Mountain Express, Nov 22
                     Williams, Laurinda, “Pick of the Week”, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov 23
1999             Styloid Process,
Emory University
                     Feaster, Felicia.  “Time Sensitive,” Creative Loafing, Nov 27

 

ARTIST’S TALKS AND PANELS 

2017             Portland Art Museum, Gallery talk, Portland, OR
2016             Visiting Artist, “Cherokee Artistic Expressions”, Right Path Leadership, Cherokee, NC
2015             Eiteljorg Museum, Gallery talk, Indianapolis, IN
                     Jackson County Library, Visiting Artist, Sylva, NC
                     East Tennessee State University, Visiting Artist, Johnson City, TN
2013             University of Tennessee – Visiting Artist, Knoxville, TN
2012             Western Carolina University, artist’s talk “Retracing the Trace”, Cullowhee, NC
2011              Western Carolina University, artist’s talk “Contemporary Native American Art”, Cullowhee,  NC
2009            University of North Carolina at Asheville, conference/gallery talk,  “Visualizing Human Rights”,
                     Asheville, NC
2004            Western Carolina University, Visiting Artist, Cullowhee, NC
2002            All Saints Episcopal Church, artist’s talk, ”Stations of the Cross”, Atlanta, GA
2001             University of North Carolina at Asheville, gallery talk, “Not What You Imagine”, Asheville, NC
2000            Brenau University, artist/curator panel, “Moved by the Spirit”, Gainesville, GA
                     North Georgia College and State University, artist’s talk, “Recent Work”, Dahlonega, GA

 

COLLECTIONS

                     All Saints Episcopal Church
                     Bardo Fine and Performing Art Center, Western Carolina University
                     Cocoa Cinnamon
                     Coosawattee Foundation
                     Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority
                     Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
                     Emory University
                     Harrah’s, Inc. 
                     Heard Museum
                     Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
                     Larson Juhl, Inc.