Chaz John at Ellsworth Gallery

Santa Fe, NM

Chaz John (b. 1987) is an indigenous artist (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska / Mississippi Band Choctaw) and activist currently attending the Institute of American Indian arts. Chaz works primarily with opaque and raw images. Producing quickly lined and illuminated mixed media drawings and paintings in an effort to capture what he calls “indigenous poetry in the face of conflict”. Chaz often blurs the lines of conceptual and traditional 2D work, constructing performative and conceptual actions with drawings and paintings often as documentation. Interested in the formation of the modern myth and poetic reification, Chaz’s work is built to be accessible, yet simultaneously layered with subversion and indigenous humor.
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