Luanne Redeye
My artworks are from my gaze and often an intersection of autobiography and community, where the surface becomes a window into the everyday life and familiar surroundings of the participating figures. I depict the relationship between perception and experience of native identity through genre scenes, designs, and portraits - not to prove authenticity but to disprove what others think is “authentic.” The works are visual narratives of the people’s histories capturing what it means to be Indian today.


Luanne Redeye is a visual artist who works primarily in oil and portraiture. An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, she studied at the University of New Mexico receiving her MFA in 2011. Luanne currently lives and works in Albuquerque, NM where she further explores her distinctive use of color and genre scenes in other mediums like serigraphy.

Born in 1985 in Jamestown, New York, Luanne grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. It is from here where she draws inspiration incorporating community members into her paintings.