Kade L. Twist

Kade L. Twist is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and grew up in Bakersfield, California. Twist is an interdisciplinary artist, poet, and co-founding member of the art collective Postcommodity. Twist is a 2015 United States Artist Klein Fellow for Visual Arts and recipient of the 2007 Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award for his poetry manuscript “Amazing Grace.” In addition to his creative practice, Twist is associate professor and curriculum area head of Art+Social Practice in the MFA Fine Arts Department at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Previously, Twist served as a public policy analyst specializing in American Indian technology, healthcare, and community development for seventeen years.