Nation/Clan: Seneca/ Turtle clan
Media: Bead work and fabric
Studied Fashion Design at Kent State University for 1 1/2 years. Currently enrolled in the Fashion Program at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas. Learned the art of bead work in high school. Learned to sew my junior year in high school, while making my own prom dress.
Exhibited and/or won ribbons at:
Seneca Nation Fall Festival
New York State Fair
Buffalo Creek Native Festival
San Antonio Go Green Fashion Show 2011 – 1st in Construction
Delta Beta Chi Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Bra Design Competition – Most Memorable
University of the Incarnate Word Red Dress Competition 2012 – 2nd place
San Antonio First Friday – December 2012
Lila Bath Original Honorary Design Fashion Show 2013
My roots as an artist began on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York. Inspiration for my work comes from nature, modern art, architecture, and fashion. I create wearable, fashion forward pieces that go with today’s trends. I am building my experience and portfolio, and will one day be a fashion designer and be one of the few Native Americans in the fashion industry.