Pah-tu E. Pitt

Tribe: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs / Wasco / Yakama / Pitt River (Wintu)
Based In: Seattle, WA
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About the Artist
Pah-tu Pitt’s tribal heritage is Wasco, Warm Springs, and Pitt River. She grew up surrounded by the natural world, learning in the woods and visualizing how the old ones lived which still inspires her creative practice today. Her artwork explores themes of female empowerment, strength, and environmental advocacy. Although printmaking is her focus, she is also a budding carver, and has apprenticed in bead working and basketry. Pah-tu has a background in environmental science, and strongly believes that bringing back ancestral memory through creativity is a way to encourage cultural continuance and respect.