This is the front cover for the 2018 Native Crossroads Film Festival held at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. This cover art is an original artwork made of Jesse Ed Davis, OU alumni and one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Notable in the list of films that played were Rumble- The Indians Who Rocked The World as well as Raven by filmmaker and Humble homie Razelle Benally. The program was designed by one Mark Esquivel.
Actor Gary Farmer once had a gallery in Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was fortunate to have caught his attention and he ended up giving me the opportunity to have my first solo exhibtion outside of IAIA. It was titled More Work from The Shadows of The American Dream. The above flyer featured a diptych from the show.
I attended the Institute of American Indian Arts from 2001-2006. In that time I earned a BFA as well as my AFA, this flyer and detail from a booklet are from the graduating class of 2005-2006. The title of the show was Form and was held on the main campus gallery which was then called the Primitive Edge Gallery.
My painting The Price of Freedom- The Human Cost is featured. I went through a Basquiat phase before I had any formal training and this piece is a reflection of that time period. Both it and another Untitled piece were sold from this exhibition to a private collector.
Edgewood College announcement/postcard for Re-Riding History: From The Southern Plains to the Mantanzas Bay. This exhibtion did a fair amount of traveling, this stop was at the University of Wisconsin in 2017. Of note is the complete list of participating artits in the show as well as the featured artwork by Chris Pappan. For more information on the exhibitions and images of the artwork please visit the website reridinghistory.org
In an effort to utilize this space and also leave a digital record of previous articles, flyers, announcements, et cetera, I am scanning and sharing images from my archive as it relates to my work. The article in this post is from the Oklahoma Gazette, dated July 20th, 2016. I was interviewed by Ben Lushen about the exhibition Savages & Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes. One of my patintings was also featured in the article, a painted vinyl record from my ongoing series Heroes and Villains. At the time of this writing a new version of this exhibit is currently touring across the United States and was most recently shown at the Mississipi Arts & Entertainment Experience in Meridian, MS.