January 25 – May 11
Tony Tiger, Essence of Being, 2013, acrylic on paper, 28 x 58 (image courtesy of the artist)
Tony Tiger’s work speaks to a philosophy of contemporary Native soul. His work honors the truth and spirit of Native peoples’ endurance. In the mixed-media exhibition Full Consciousness of Being, Tiger’s context for expression arises from the totality of his personal observations related to intercultural experiences, while drawing on the critical influence Native people have actively contributed to historically and contemporaneously.
About the artist: Tony Tiger, an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma and also of Muskogee Creek and Seminole descent, is a mixed media artist, curator and educator. He earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Seminole State College. He is currently the Director of Art and Assistant Professor of Art at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Tiger is also active in the Southeastern Indian Artist Association, a group of artists working together to educate, foster and promote American Indian art.