The Center of the American West is pleased to welcome multi-talented artist, activist, and public speaker, Bunky Echo-Hawk as the tenth guest in the Modern Indian Identity lecture series. This series features contemporary Indian speakers telling their stories in ways that shatter misconceptions of what it means to be a “real Indian.”
Bunky Echo-Hawk’s work spans both media and lifestyle. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, he is a fine artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer and a non-profit professional. He is also a traditional singer and dancer. Throughout his career, Bunky has merged traditional values with his lifestyle and art. He has exhibited his work in major exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally in such places as NYC, Chicago, Denver, Santa Fe, and Frankfurt, Germany. Echo-Hawk’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies throughout the country, and his plays have been performed and produced across the nation.
As an advocate and an educator, Bunky travels extensively, creating live works of art for auction. Through his art, he has raised thousands of dollars for several national non-profit organizations. Additionally, he speaks at conferences, conducts workshops, and teaches both art and writing. In 2006, Bunky co-founded NVision, a non-profit collective of Native American artists, musicians, community organizers, and non-profit professionals who focus on Native American youth empowerment through multimedia arts.
Bunky is a 2008 First Peoples Fund Business in Leadership Fellow, a 2008 United States Artist Fellow nominee, a 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellow nominee, and a 2008 Boulder County Multicultural Award recipient. In 2010, Bunky signed with Nike and is designing for the Nike N7 line. Bunky lives and works in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Please visit www.bunkyechohawk.com for more information and details.