Kwani Povi Winder


Kwani Povi Winder is a young artist with a passion for learning and creating. Her paintings are characterized
by vibrant colors and loose impressionistic brushstrokes that work to infuse each piece with life. Her subject
matters primarily include landscapes and native figures.

Kwani calls herself a stay-at-home artist. She does almost all her creating with her daughters at her side,
including painting en plein air. She loves the outdoors and takes every opportunity she can to paint and
learn under nature’s canopy. She is constantly searching and studying to identify how light, and form create

Kwani’s work is also heavily influenced by being a Santa Clara Pueblo Native American. Through her
paintings she seeks to preserve, share, and educate about her unique heritage. She seeks to portray the
native figure with authenticity and capture the spirit of every individual she paints.
Kwani graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting in 2013 from Brigham Young University-Idaho and has been
painting full-time ever since. Originally from Southeast Idaho, Kwani currently resides in Ogden, UT with her
husband, Dallen, and two daughters. She loves the outdoors and is always hiking or camping. When she is
not creating, she spends time with family, reading, and playing piano or viola.

Representation & Associations
King Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ & Santa Fe, NM
Cowgirl Artists of America

Art Shows
2022 Heard Museum Guild Indian Market & Fair, Pheonix, NM
2015-22 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2017-20 Out West Art Show and Sale, Great Falls, MT
2016-19 Joseph Smith Memorial Building Christmas Season Art Showcase, Salt Lake City, UT

2022 12th International Art Competition, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT
2022 Cowgirl Up, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
2022 Contemporary Voices, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2022 Women Out West, Sears Art Museum, St. George, UT
2022 Solo Exhibition, Writ & Vision, Provo, UT
2022 I AM: Exhibition, Center for LDS Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2021 Depictions of Deity, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2021 Certain Women’s Art Show, Anthony’s Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
2021 Rouge Utah Women’s Art Show, Dixie State, St. George, UT
2020 Salon Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2019 11th International Art Competition, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

Awards & Grants
2022 Director’s Choice Award, Cowgirl Up!, Wickenburg, AZ
2022 Western Art Collector Award of Excellence for Body of Work, Cowgirl Up!, Wickenburg, AZ
2020 1st Place Brigham Arts Plein Air, Blackfoot, ID
2019 Grand Prize and Best of Show, Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City, UT
2019 Recipient of Shirley Venus Memorial Award, Salt Lake City, UT
2019 1st Place Segullah Visual Arts Contest
2019 Award of Excellence, Alliance of Covenant Artists Spring Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT
2018 1st and 2nd place in Oil Painting Division, South West Association for Indian Arts
2017 Mother Artist’s Grant, Vision of the Arts Fund

Artwork to be Showcased