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Julie Buffalohead, born in 1972 is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1995 and her Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2001. Buffalohead is a recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including the Guggenheim Fine Arts Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and the McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts.

Buffalohead lives and works in St. Paul. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Para Site, Hong Kong, the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis, the Carl N. Gorman Museum in Davis, California, The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, and Artfit Exhibition Space in Phoenix, among others.

She has had solo exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, and the Bockley Gallery.