In Whitehorse's works we seek meaning in a world observed but unseen, a place of primal recognition and poetic elusiveness. Drawing upon her life experiences and Navajo heritage, the images tell the story of intimate knowledge of the Southwest landscape over time. For Whitehorse, nataure is synonymous with movement and change, but also a reminder of the fragility of human existence. The desert is marked by apparent contradictions; the elements constantly participate in a perceptual gambit of space, form and void, shadow and light.
Emmi Whitehorse was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. She received her MA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from University of New Mexico. Whitehorse has exhibited nationally and internationally with such institutions as Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. She currently lives in Santa Fe.