Meet the artist
Racquel Banaszak of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her works include beadwork, collage, embroidery, illustration, and painting and often focuses on Indigenous histories, kinship, and contemporary representation of Indigenous women and families. She is continually inspired by her mother’s stories, urban Indian relocation archives, and Indigenous pop culture. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Heritage Studies & Public History at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on Indigenous representation. She earned her graduate certificate in Native American studies from Montana State University in 2018 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. She studied Indigenous visual culture at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, Canada.
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