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Studio Lecture Series: Sky Hopinka

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Department of Art and Art History's Studio Lecture Series presentst Sky Hopinka. 

Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington, and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, California, Portland, Oregon, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Portland he studied and taught Chinuk Wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video, photo, and text work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape; designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, and non fiction forms of media.

He received his BA in liberal arts from Portland State University and his MFA in film, video, animation, and new genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and currently teaches at Bard College in film and electronic arts. He was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2018-19, a Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow in 2019, a recipient of an Alpert Award for film/video, and is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Learn more at

Sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio Art

Image: Jáaji Approx., 2015

Visitor Information: This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register in advance (your name and email address are required). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Zoom meeting.

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