Fawn speaks about the "Paiute Cradle Board" by artist Markie Rogers at the Paiute Voices exhibit
Fawn Douglas is an Indigenous American artist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. She is interested in the intersection of art, activism, community, education and culture, identity and place. Her studio practice includes painting, weaving, sculpture and activist art. Through her art-making and activism, she tells stories in order to remember and also to ensure that the stories of Indigenous peoples are heard.
“My art draws me closer to my Nuwu (Nuwuvi) culture and identity. I have learned much through the lessons of our tribal elders and traveling to visit our ancestral lands and sacred sites in Southern Nevada. . .My art translates these oral traditions for the viewer. Many pieces operate as a filter that keeps the integrity of sacred information that my people hold dear, while allowing Nuwuvi culture to be shared with a broader audience.”
She is a dedicated advocate for environmental conservation, including the recent designation of Nevada’s Gold Butte as a historic national monument and her participation in the NO DAPL protests at Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Fawn Douglas received her Associate’s Degree in Global Studies at College of Southern Nevada and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing at UNLV.