Date of Work
Acrylic on paper
Native North American Contemporary Art Collection.
On Display: Gransberg Community Room
Gorecki Alumni Center
Born in Cooper Center, Alaska, Jack lives and paints in Stowe, Vermont. He is a full-time artist. Jack graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1995 and earned a BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art in 1999. Some of his works reflect Northwestern sensibilities and values of Alaskan art, in an abstract style. Many of his Vermont landscapes are realistic, showing beautifully rendered rugged terrain. His work has appeared in galleries in South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington State, New York, Maine and Idaho. He has had one-artist shows in Idaho, Vermont and New Mexico. His work has gathered five awards at the Red Cloud Heritage Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He was a winner at the Chelsea International Art Competition in New York City in 2006. He was awarded the Phil Osgatharp Scholarship for Vermont Week at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He is a member of the board of the Arts Resource Association of Central Vermont. Recently he exhibited internationally with Indigenous Brilliance.
Red Cloud Indian Art Show A Continuum of Native Art
Native American art cannot be defined by one aesthetic, medium, or tradition alone. It is constantly changing, reflecting the diverse cultures and experiences of Native artists themselves. Over the last five decades, the Red Cloud Indian Art show has celebrated the continuum of Native art – and honored the artists who create it.
Held on the Pine Ridge Reservation in western South Dakota, this exhibition is the largest and longest-running Native art exhibition of its kind – and one of only a few held in an Indigenous community. Hundreds of artists from tribal nations across North America have shared their work through the Red Cloud show, in categories ranging from painting and photography to beadwork and quillwork. But what sets the show apart is its inclusion of all Native artists. Its purpose is to create opportunities for Native artists to explore their talents and share their perspectives, regardless of their previous exposure to the art world. Grounded in community and culture, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show allows the artists themselves to guide the narrative on Native art and Indigenous experience.
Framed in archival materials