Dayna Kriz is an artist, teacher and cultural worker from Umoⁿhoⁿ, Póⁿka, Meskwaki, and Ho-Chunk nations. Her upbringing within the upper Mississippi Valley and former tall grass prairie land region inform her approach, position and offerings to the work of earth mending.
Her work is inspired by the animate world she forms relationships with. She sculpts, writes and looks for collaborative, creative ways to contribute to the healing and care of our natural world and steward meaningful connections. Kriz attained an MFA from Washington University in Saint Louis, a BFA from Iowa State University and is a Fellow of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute and is a member of the Anit-Racism Organizing Collective in Saint Louis.