Raven Halfmoon

b. 1991, Norman, Oklahoma

Artwork

Exhibitions

06.25.2023–01.07.2024
Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Raven Halfmoon

Biography

Raven Halfmoon (b. 1991, Norman, Oklahoma) is a sculptor and citizen of the Caddo Nation, Choctaw, Delaware, and Otoe Missouria. Her practice spans human and monumental-scale stoneware sculptures, with some soaring up to twelve feet and weighing over eight hundred pounds. With inspirations that orbit centuries from ancient Indigenous pottery to Moai statues to Land Art, Halfmoon interrogates the intersection of tradition, history, gender, and personal experience. Her surfaces are expressive and show deep finger impressions and dramatic dripping glazes—a physicality that presences her as both maker and matter.

Halfmoon attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned a double BA in ceramics/painting and cultural anthropology. Her work has been featured in numerous in gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally; Most recently, her solo exhibition Flags of Our Mothers was featured at The Aldridge Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT) and will open at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) in May 2024. Salon 94 is proud to showcase Raven’s next solo exhibition, Neesh & Soku (Moon & Sun), in September 2024.

Halfmoon has recently participated in long-term artist residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts (Helena, MT) and California State University’s Long Beach Center for Contemporary Ceramics (CSULBC CCC). Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and the Montclair Art Museum. In 2023, she was selected as an Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellow (Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN), and in 2024, she was a finalist for the international Loewe Craft Prize (Loewe Foundation, Madrid, Spain).

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Press

07.04.2024
Raven Halfmoon’s Monuments to Mothers
Erin Joyce

Hyperallergic

03.18.2024
The Legacy Keeper Raven Halfmoon
Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun

01.01.2024
The Uncommon Practice of Raven Halfmoon
Jess Ardrey

Little Rock Soirée

07.06.2023
Raven Halfmoon’s Monumental Homage To Indigenous Women
Chadd Scott

Forbes

07.05.2023
5 Standout Exhibitions Showcasing Indigenous American Artists This Summer
Annabel Keenan

Artsy

01.16.2023
10 Trailblazing Artists with Must-See Museum Shows in 2023
Allyssia Alleyne

Artsy

01.09.2021
Indigenous Artist Raven Halfmoon on Interpreting History Through Contemporary Sculpture
Christian Villaire

Vogue

01.07.2021
Raven Halfmoon’s Monumental Ceramics Counter Stereotypes of Indigenous Culture
Claire Voon

Artsy