About Me
Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist and educator. Her work explores identity, history,  indigenous futurism, feminism, ghosts, magic, and her mixed Native American and Jewish heritage through lens based media and installations. Her work has shown in several venues and festivals around the world including the Venice Biennale, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Los Angeles Filmforum, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in New York, and ImagineNATIVE FIlm + Media Festival. Her first solo museum exhibit was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the fall of 2015. In 2010 she was the first photographer to win the Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Classification award. LaFountain was born into a family of artists and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 2008, and a dual Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Photography & Media and Film & Video in 2014. She is a member of the operational co-op at the Echo Park Film Center where she teaches filmmaking classes and curates screenings. LaFountain also works at the California Institute of the Arts as the Film/Video Admissions Counselor and as special faculty teaching alternative photographic processes.
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