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Nayana LaFond

Nayana LaFond

Nayana LaFond is a professional artist, curator and Artivist living and working in western Massachusetts with her daughter. Nayana attended Greenfield Community College for Fine Art and Massachusetts College of Art for Photography. Nayana has been curating for over 15 years, including as chief curator for the Whitney Center for the Arts. She sits on several boards including Artist Organized Art and is an Advisory member for the Native Youth Empowerment Fund. Nayana’s work has always come from a place of trauma, healing and activism and can be seen in museums and private collections around the world. Her series of paintings titled “Portraits in RED, The Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples painting project”” will be going on tour through the Emerson Museum starting in 2022 until at least 2025 and a number of solo exhibitions of the collection are scheduled for 2022 through 2024.