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Hillary Kempenich

Year 1 Fellow

Grand Forks, ND

Award-winning artist Hillary Kempenich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, currently resides in Grand Forks, ND. Kempenich comes from a family of strong artistic abilities. The studio artist is an advocate for the arts, education, social justice, and Indigenous issues. The artist has immersed herself working with youth as an Artist in the Classroom in Public Schools, as well as volunteering throughout her community. Raised on the Turtle Mountain reservation, Kempenich continues to advocate for better educational and cultural standards for our Native Indigenous people, and for all people, through her artwork in urban communities.