(born 1957) is a Native American
born in Crownpoint, New
Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. She currently lives in
Santa Fe, New
Whitehorse earned her bachelor of arts degree in painting from the
New Mexico in Albuquerque.
She earned her masters of art degree in
1982, also from UNM, majoring in printmaking and minoring in art
Whitehorse's paintings draw upon a personal iconography, based on
her reflections of her natural surroundings. She brings together
Navajo cosmological perspectives with abstraction in her work.Reno,
Dawn. Contemporary Native American Artists.
Alliance Publishing, 1995:183 Whitehorse's work is deliberately
apolitical. Her paintings are usually oil on paper, mounted on
canvas. Her work is represented in public collections throughout
North America, Europe, Japan, Uzbekistan and Morocco.