A US citizen and a tribal member of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York http://www.oneidaindiannation.com/
"I come from a long line of traditional Oneida (Iroquois Confederacy) artists and craftsmen. As a child I made Native American crafts by the dozens for my family to sell at powwows such as baskets, tomahawks, dreamcatchers, feather jewelry, beaded necklaces, and cornhusk work. I grew up with a traditional Native artist sensibility, which was infused with a pop aesthetic while studying at Bard College in the mid 1990’s.
As a light-skinned Native in a dark-skinned family I have always been curious about the difference between “being” and “appearing”, the inside versus the outside. My work dances around the duality of things, good and evil, love and hate, safety and fear, beauty and horror. I consider myself a painter and a sculptor. I am not loyal to any medium as I continually explore ways of pairing seemingly mismatched materials, techniques, and stories pulling from both my traditional base and my studies as a contemporary artist."