Jo Ann is a Lakota Sioux and Pueblo (northern Tiwa) Native American who has lived in Taos Pueblo all her life. She has traveled and lived in France, Mexico, Cuba and the Navajo Nation.
Jo Ann is a micaceous clay artist, self-taught and attended one semester at the Institute of Indian Arts in Santa Fe studying commercial clay. Coming from a family of artists, she also writes poetry, children's stories and is an amateur photographer. Jo Ann intends to share what she learns through Open Studio with other artists at Taos Pueblo.