Chris Pappan

Chris Pappan has just returned from Australia participating in an arts and cultural exchange program funded by the NEA and the prestigious Tamarind Institute of Albuquerque. He is also the winner of the Discovery Fellowship from the Southwestern Association of Indian Artists (SWAIA) in 2011 and the Heard Muesum's Best of Class (Paintings, Drawings, etc) and Best of Division (drawing) at the 52nd Annual Indian Market 2010. A Chicago based artist of Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux heritage, he is a self described Native American Lowbrow artist. Currently his artwork is based on American Indian ledger drawings of the mid to late 19th Century while giving them a 21st Century twist. Chris has lived in Chicago for the past 20 yrs with his wife Debra Yepa-Pappan, and their daughter Ji Hae. Chris' work is in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Kansas; Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston Illinois; The Schingoethe Center for Native Studies in Aurora Illinois and private collections around the world.