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Debra Yepa-Pappan smiles for a portrait

Debra Yepa-Pappan

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Debra Yepa-Pappan


Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo/Korean, b. 1971; lives in Chicago) is a visual artist with international acclaim. Her multimedia practice, which combines digital collage and photography, centers on themes about her mixed-race identity that incorporates symbolic imagery influenced by her cultures and urban environment. Currently, Debra serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Native American Exhibition renovation at The Field Museum. Through her artwork and work at the museum, she’s committed to changing inaccurate representations of Native people and advocates for the inclusion of Native-first voice and perspectives.

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