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Kiera Pyke

Kiera Pyke is an artist from Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation that is located where New York, Quebec, and Ontario meet. When Kiera was 6 she took her first steps in becoming an artist, when her Aunts Julia, and Florence Benedict taught her how to make Sweetgrass baskets. The years following she learned raised beadwork, quilting, and eventually quillwork.  

Kiera first learned to work with porcupines in 2015 at a class at the local library. Slowly throughout the years she picked it up, emerging as a full time artist in 2020. Throughout the past 3 years she as accumulated a few awards; Best of  Show at the Haudenosaunee Spring Art Show for "New Beginnings", best of show in Akwesasne's art market for her piece "Ice Fishing"(2022), honorable mention at the Heard Indian Juried Art Show for "Night and Day"(2021), and judges choice at the Abenaki and Mohawk Juried Show for the piece "Untitled"(2019). In 2022, Kiera expanded her work to include apparel.

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