Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Piper Prolago studies art history and anthropology at the University of Tulsa. At TU, she is part of the Global Scholars and Honors programs, as well as a violist in the University Symphony Orchestra and editor-in-chief for the student newspaper, The Collegian. Through her work with the Greenwood Art Project commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, at the Oklahoma City Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs on a project to recontextualize the city’s Land Run memorial to include Indigenous perspectives, and as a research fellow at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, Piper has engaged with public art and its potential to uplift previously undertold and excluded narratives of history. After graduating, Piper plans to pursue a graduate degree in art history where she hopes to continue to study the relationship between public art, collective memory, and community identity.
Updated September 2021