Nayana Lafond: Portraits in RED, Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project
Nayana LaFond’s solo exhibition in the East Gallery will feature powerful portraits related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls/People.
Nayana LaFond was the winner of the 2021 Five Points Juried Exhibition, granting her a solo exhibition in Five Points Gallery. Her winning piece, Kimberly in RED, selected by juror Joseph Fucigna, was part of an ongoing series titled Portraits in RED which catalogs Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls/People (MMIWG/P). LaFond states: “I was very aware of the MMIWG/P epidemic and movement to raise awareness about it. I was struck by one Facebook selfie in particular and reached out to request the use of the image for a painting.” Nayana’s Project now features over 70 portraits of real victims, survivors, and activists from all over North America. LaFond’s solo exhibition will feature a selection of portraits and their stories.