Talissa Abeyta

Talissa Abeyta is a Native American contemporary artist, sixth-generation descendant of both Chief Washakie [Eastern Shoshone] and Wovoka [Paiute].  Talissa was raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming.

“Inspired by my heritage and culture, I feel blessed to have this present-day experience of being a Native American woman.  Art allows me to speak my voice and the freedom to express my thoughts and emotions in a modern approach, without restraint.  How do I feel about my art?  I strive to represent the love I have for my heritage and people.  My creations depict Native Americans in beauty, grace, resilience and strength.  It is my hope to make obvious, both, our humanity and divinity.  I aspire to reconcile, heal and enlighten through my artwork.”