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The Creative Work of Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain


Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist and educator. Her work explores identity, history, indigenous futurism, feminism, ghosts, magic, and her mixed Native American and Jewish heritage through lens based media and installations. She is a Sundance New Frontier and Indigenous MacArthur Fellow, and has received support for her work from the Mike Kelley Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and was an Interactive Storyteller for Tribeca Film Institute. Her work has shown in several venues and festivals around the world including the Venice Biennale, the Autry Museum, Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Los Angeles Filmforum, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in New York, and ImagineNATIVE FIlm + Media Festival. Her first solo museum exhibit was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the fall of 2015. In 2010 she was the first photographer to win the Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Classification award. LaFountain was born into a family of artists and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 2008, and a dual Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Photography & Media and Film & Video in 2014. She is a member of the operational co-op at the Echo Park Film Center where she teaches filmmaking classes and curates screenings. LaFountain teaches Experimental Filmmaking at Otis College of Art and Design, and also works at CalArts as the Senior Film/Video Admissions Counselor and as special faculty teaching alternative photographic processes.


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