Se'mana Thompson is an Akimel Otham/Hopi/Diné self-taught artist + zine maker based in their homelands, O'Otham Jeved, Gila River Indian Community. They began creating art in 2016. Se'mana uses collage, portrait art, and illustration to depict Black & Indigenous queer bodies, futurisms and to protest youth in the juvenile justice system.
Se'mana has a background in cultural preservation having worked for their tribal community in cultural resource management, historic preservation and the museum. They have a BS in American Indian Studies from Arizona State University.