Autumn Cavender

Autumn Cavender is a multi-disciplined force: mother, midwife, activist, and artist. Her artistic journey began with a quillwork apprenticeship, studying Dakota design, aesthetics, and methodology. She transitioned into multimedia and digital art in 2020, inspired by the possibilities of generative and AI art. Fascinated by blending Dakota design with digital tech, she pioneered the technique of “generative quillwork” and contiues by juxtaposing Artificial and Ancestral Intelligence in her work. While residing in her home community of Pezutazizi K’api, her work has exhibited globally, including at Miami Art Basel, the Venice Biennial, and more recently in Barcelona in a tribute to Salvador Dali. Cavender began writing scripts in February 2023 and has been a second-rounder at Austin Film Festival, and a quarterfinalist at both the PAGE Awards, and Final Draft Big Break.