Mona is a multidisciplinary visual artist. Mona lives in Lawrence, Kansas (Kansa, Kansas, Pawnee, Osage homelands, Pottawatomi tribes are currently residing) and is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre tribe of Ft. Belknap, Montana. She moved to Lawrence to attend Haskell Indian Nations University. She is married and has 3 children who are enrolled members of the Osage Nation.
Mona focuses on applying traditional Native American regalia techniques in organic abstract forms as well as visual native regalia designs in abstract forms. Mona’s goal as an artist is to uplift tradition while celebrating her native culture. Her goal is also to make art where native people can see themselves in their communities and cities. Her approach to public art is to celebrate native culture, designs, regalia through a visual representation of what tribes used for adornment as well as acknowledge the people who originally resided in the Kansas area.
Projections of portraits of native peoples who live in Kansas, artist lecture
Artist can provide history, or invite native historians to educate the public about the original indigenous inhabitants of the area, if public art includes such needed programing. Artist will also create programing which can be art oriented.
Currently artist will not be available for projects until November 2022 afterward 11/22, all inquiries for availability should be made with a 4 month notice.