418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Monthly Art Gallery Series @ Jean Cocteau Cinema
LaShawn Medicine Horn & Omar Lazri
LaShawn Medicine Horn, Artist Bio: born in 1993, is a part of the Inhanktowan Oyate (Yankton
Sioux tribe) of Lake Andes, South Dakota.
LaShawn’s first college of attendance, Dakota Wesleyan University, provided the
necessary tools to fulfill her initial intentions as a Physical Therapist, until local
artist, Cheri Ramsdell, inspired her to cultivate her talents and pursue fine arts in
Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since, she has enrolled at the Institute of American Indian
Arts studying Fine Arts, Business, and Indigenous Liberal Studies.
Many of LaShawn’s early acrylic projects were inspired by the music industry. More
specifically, the interests were in rap and hip-hop culture. Gradually, IAIA became a
critically informative space providing the focus to mature conceptually and visually.
The current works incorporate visceral and abstract imagery on plexiglass and
other mediums to explore matters of identity, internal dissonance and complexities.