IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Linda Lomahaftewa

Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi/Choctaw) is a Faculty Member in the Studio Arts Department and an accomplished painter and print maker.


A graduate of IAIA, Lomahaftewa earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Major Professional Activities

Over the past thirty-five years, Lomahaftewa has received numerous awards for excellence in painting and printmaking. She was included among other prominent figures of contemporary Native American art in two editions of Who’s Who in American Indian Arts, in 1976 and in 1978.

Her works are also represented in more than ten significant public collections, some of which include the American Indian Historical Society, San Francisco, California, Center for Arts of Indian America, Washington, D. C., University of Lethbridge, Native Studies Department, Alberta, Canada and the City of Phoenix, and the Native American Art Collection, Phoenix, Arizona.

Lomahaftewa is also an influential teacher and arts educator. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute as a teaching assistant (1971-1975) Assistant Professor of Native American Art at California State College, Sonoma, in Rohnert Park, California (1971-1974), and at the University of California, Berkeley, Native American Studies Department (1974-1976).


She has won numerous awards for excellence in painting and printmaking.

Teaching Statement

“My teaching is an opportunity for me to share my experience and the knowledge I have acquired in my life and work; my commitment, interest, inspiration, love of color and the processes of working with images, an opportunity to share a legacy.”


Linda Lomahaftewa
Studio Arts/Foundations IAIACore Faculty
Work Phone: (505) 424-2362
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Artwork by Linda Lomahaftewa