Laura Youngbird
Breckenridge, MN


Gifted and Talented Certification - 2006
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

MA Drawing and Printmaking - 2002
Moorhead State University - Moorhead, MN

BFA Drawing and Painting, Minor in Native American Studies - 1992
Moorhead State University - Moorhead, MN

BS Art Education - 2005
Moorhead State University - Moorhead, MN


Minnesota State University Moorhead 2022-Present
Drawing Professor and Visiting Artist.

Plains Art Museum 2015-2020
Director of Native American Arts Program

Circle of Nations School 1997-2014
Cultural Coordinator and Art Instructor

North Dakota Council on the Arts 1992-2014

Fargo Public Schools 1995-1997

Moorhead State University 1988-1992
Field and Lab Assistant in Archeology Lab

Moorhead State University 1995-1997
Gallery Coordinator-Assistanceship

Lightowler Johnson and Associates 1979-1986
Mechanical Designer


Lake Region Arts Council
2005-2010 Board Member

Three Rivers Art Council - Wahpeton, ND
1998-Present Board Member

Women’s Network of the Red River Valley - Moorhead, MN
1990-1998 Board Member

Red River Indian Association - Fargo, ND
1985-1994 Served as Treasurer and President

Title IX/JOM Indian Education - Fargo, ND
1985-1995 Served two terms as President

Good Medicine Health Clinic - Fargo, ND
1995-1997 Board Member

Cultural Diversity - Fine Arts Committee - Moorhead, MN
1995-1997 Committee Member

MSU - American Indian Student Association - Moorhead, MN
1990-1992 Served as President in 1992


Bring Her Home- Stolen Sisters of Turtle Island All My Relations Gallery 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Manifestation Hjemkomst Heritage Center 2016
Moorhead, Minnesota

Common Thread-Plains Art Museum 2015-2016
Fargo, North Dakota

Minnesota Artist Initiative 2013

Waabange/Witness McKnight Gallery 2011
St Paul Minnesota

Minnesota Artist Initiative 2009

Waabi-giziibiigiingwe One Person Show - Spirit Room 2005
Fargo, North Dakota

Jerome Fellowship with Master Potter Richard Bresnahan 2003
St. John’s University - St. Cloud, MN

Lewis and Clark Expedition’s Bicentennial 2003-2007
Touring Universities and Museums in MT, MT, ND, and SD

White Washed, Faded Memories (One Person Show) 2002-2007
Touring Universities and Museums in MT, ND, and SD

Offerings of the Heart 2000-2006
Touring Universities and Museums in MN, MT, ND, and SD

‘Assimilation’ One Person Show At the Spirit Room May 2000
Fargo, North Dakota

Two Rivers Art Gallery 1999 & 2000
Minneapolis, Minnesota

GK Gallery Anniversary Show 1999
Cooperstown, North Dakota

Ojibwe Art Expo 1998 Bemidji, MN; Duluth, MN; Minneapolis, MN
First Place in Printmaking

Plains Art Museum 1998
Fargo, North Dakota

Women’s Network Annual Art Show 1991-1999
Moorhead, Minnesota

McKrostie Art Gallery 1996-1997
Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Moorhead State University Graduating Shows 1992 & 1997
Moorhead, Minnesota

The Midwestern - O’Rourke Gallery 1992
Moorhead, Minnesota

Ellen Mark’s Memorial Art Show 1988-1992
Fargo, North Dakota


Frontiers; A Journal of Women’s Studies-Volume 23-2 2002-Special Issue Indigenous Women
Ojibwe-Waasa Inaabidaa -We look in All Directions by Thomas Peacock and Marlene Wisuri
Native Artists: Livelihoods, Resources, Space, Gifts by Marcie Rendon and Ann Markusen