Tanis S'eiltin

(American | Tlingit, born 1951)

Tanis S'eiltin creates artworks that explore her identity as a Tlingit (Native Alaskan) woman living in the 21st century. Combining traditional and contemporary artistic techniques, S'eiltin notes that her work "questions the misrepresentation of indigenous peoples in Western academia, media, and in the minds of mainstream Americans."

She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1986 and a Masters of Fine Arts in mixed media from the University of Arizona. She is a professor at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University and lives in Bellingham, Washington.