2022 Fellow

Satpreet Kahlon


Personal Bio

Satpreet Kahlon is a Panjabi-born, Seattle-based artist, educator, and community organizer. Through her work, which has been featured in Hyperallergic and Artforum, she is interested in creating visual language that expresses and explores intersectional cultural experiences as well as the manufactured systems of inequity that dictate their boundaries.

In addition to her studio practice, which includes a recent solo show at Brown University’s Sarah Doyle Gallery, a body of work displayed at the Bellevue Art Museum and Wing Luke Museum, and a large-scale public art commission for the Washington State Convention Center, Satpreet is the Vice President and co-founder of yəhaw̓, the founding editor of New Archives art journal, and a full-time Strategic Advisor in the Workforce Equity Division of the City of Seattle.

Project Description

yəhaw̓ is a collective of interdisciplinary Indigenous creatives based in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to help improve Indigenous mental and emotional health outcomes through art-making, community building, and equitable creative opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Over the past four years, we have had the honor of offering paid, equitable, and transformational opportunities to hundreds of creatives throughout our region. It is our hope that in the next two years we will acquire an undeveloped half-acre parcel of land in Seattle to create robust arts and traditional plants programming for the Indigenous community.