Star WallowingBull

The vividly intricate colored-pencil drawings and acrylic paintings of Star WallowingBull (Ojibwe/Arapaho) explore intersections of Indigeneity and United States pop culture, conceptually and oftentimes playfully exposing fundamental mechanisms of control.

WallowingBull’s solo exhibitions include Transformer at the Plains Art Museum, Mechanistic Renderings at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Sante Fe, and Wind-Talker at Bockley Gallery. His work has been included in group exhibitions at numerous venues including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; and October Gallery in London; among others. Notable public collections include the British Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tweed Museum of Art, the Plains Art Museum, the Weisman Art Museum, and the Walker Art Center.

WallowingBull is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. He was raised in the Twin Cities and has been based in the Fargo-Moorhead area of Minnesota since 2001.

The Iroquois Archer, 2022
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Mechanized Chariot of the Gods, 2022
color pencil on paper
13.5 x 11 inches
Rote Eule Doppelfunktion (Red Owl Double Feature), 2022
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Interdimensional Time Window, 2021
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches
The Water Strider, 2021
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches
Aboriginal Sky God, 2021
colored pencil on black paper
30 x 22.5 inches
collection Microsoft Corporation
Machine Head, 2020
acrylic on canvas
5 x 8 feet
Outer Space Brain (Cevello Spazio Cosmieo #2), 2015
colored pencil on paper
30 x 22.25 inches
private collection
Rise and Fall of the Industrial Age, 2011
colored pencil on paper
30 x 22.25 inches
private collection