Culture, Art & Representation
Lauren Good Day
Lauren Good Day
Lauren Good Day “Good Day Woman” is an
Multi- award winning Arikara, Hidatsa, Blackfeet and Plains Cree artist
& sought after fashion designer. She is an enrolled member of the
Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation) of the Ft.
Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, USA and also a registered Treaty
Indian with the Sweet Grass Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada.
She has shown her artwork at the world’s most prestigious Native
American juried art shows such as the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe
NM, Heard Guild Museum Market in Phoenix AZ, Autry American Indian Arts
Marketplace Los Angeles CA, Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market Indianapolis
IN, Cherokee Indian Market in Tulsa OK, Red Earth Fine Arts Festival in
Oklahoma City OK and the Northern Plains Indian Art Show in Sioux Falls
SD. Her Awards include many First Places in Tribal Arts, Traditional
Arts, Cultural Arts, Diverse Arts, Beadwork, Drawings, Textiles and the
prestigious Best of Tribal Arts award. Lauren’s artwork has been part of
numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums across the
Being a sought after artist and designer
her work is in numerous public and private collections throughout the
United States, Canada and the World, including the The National Museum
of American Indian Washington DC and New York City, The Heard Museum,
Phoenix AZ, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum Cody
Wyoming, and Red Cloud Heritage Center Pine Ridge SD. You can find her
work and mentions in publications such as Vogue, InStyle Magazine, New
York Times, Fashion Magazine, Cowboys & Indians Magazine,
Cosmopolitan and numerous national and international publications.
Lauren has passion for promoting and
revitalizing the arts of her people while developing new methods and
incorporating new trendsetting ideas in both the art & designs
communities. She has been creating Native American art since age 6.
Starting out with beadwork and Tribal regalia, she then expanded her
work into mediums such as quillwork, ledger drawings, rawhide parfleche,
and fashion design.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Indigenous Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts and
Culture in Santa Fe, NM. Lauren lives on the rolling hills of North
Dakota, her traditional homelands. She continues to be steeped within
the cultural life ways of her people and actively helps with language
and culture revitalization efforts, participates in cultural
celebrations, powwows and her tribal ceremonial doings. Her role as a
mother and woman of her tribe guide her to continue on the arts of her
people for the generations to come.