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 Band of Chippewa. He was raised in the Twin Cities and is now based in Fargo, North Dakota.