Native American (Lakota Sioux), b.1987, South Dakota, based in New York City, New York.


ARTIST STATEMENT:

I grew up in the open plains of South Dakota, and now Iā€™m surrounded by the vertical landscape of New York City. Although, my environment has changed, the subject of my paintings remain deeply rooted in the multi-toned layers of the sacred Lakota culture. I aim to tell fresh stories of the contemporary Native and contribute to the preservation of Lakota culture and language through abstracting the symbolism, stories, and memories.