Jodi Lynn Maracle is a Kanien’keha:ka mother, artist, craftswoman, and scholar-activist based in Buffalo, NY. She centers her work on reclaiming space and memory in the face of settler-colonial occupation through contemporary representations of Indigenous cultural legacies and lived realities. She blends traditional Haudenosaunee skills, symbols, forms and language with modern forms of making to articulate historical and contemporary relationships to place, land, and community.
She most recently completed a solo installation in Buffalo, NY of Remnants, a multimedia installation originally created for the site specific group show The Mush Hole Project at the Brantford Mohawk Institute. She also crafted works for Indian Giver: Truth Tellings and Narratives of Representations with Setsune Indigenous Fashion Incubator in Toronto, ON and is proud to have worked with Ts’Kwe Maker’s Atelier, a program by Setsuné Incubator, in partnership with IKEA Canada, to produce a custom line of homegoods for IKEA.
In her role as scholar-activist and community organizer, Jodi is proud of the numerous actions, protests, conferences, and teach-ins she has spearheaded and nurtured in Western New York. She is currently working with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, where she serves on the Community Advisory Panel, to bring Haudenosaunee centered public art to the region.