Hopi and Choctaw printmaker, painter, and educator Linda Lomahaftewa was born in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, and received her BFA and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in California.
She has participated in many groups and solo exhibitions at institutions including the American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; American Indian Community House, New York City; and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM.
Her work can be found in the collections of the Heard Museum; Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian; Millicent Rogers Museum, El Prado, NM; U.S. Department of the Interior; Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Washington, DC; Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, OK; Indian Arts and Crafts Board in Washington, DC; University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Native American Center for the Living Arts, Niagara Falls, NY; and Center for the Arts of Indian America in Washington, DC. She was listed in the International Who's Who in 1984.
Lomahaftewa began teaching at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. and continued at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1976, she began teaching two-dimensional studio arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.