Cultural Background: Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Nevada
Micqaela grew up on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation of the Shoshone and Paiute Nations located 100 miles northeast of Elko, Nevada on the Idaho border. Her youth was filled with rich visual experiences, days spent hunting, fishing and enjoying the beauty of Nevada’s outdoors with her sister and two brothers. It wasn’t until later in life, as a young adult, that Micqaela began painting and showing her art at various art shows around the country, like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Museum Indian art Market, Autry Museum Los Angeles, Cherokee Art Market, Red Earth Market as well as several Museum Shows and solo exhibits.
Today, Micqaela continues to work on new ideas, new paintings and new techniques. Her work has evolved into an intertwining of her Shoshone culture along with contemporary expressions, resulting in colorful vivid paintings.