About Our Artists
Native American Artists
Gabrieleno and Kiowa-Apache
Robert grew up on a small farm in California. After attending the Los Angeles School of Design, he worked as a graphic designer for twenty years before he became a painter. While living in Great Falls, Montana for a decade, Robert made a name for himself as an artist and received many awards, including best of show at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming and the Tony Begay Award from Red Cloud Indian School art show in South Dakota. Since 1980 he has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Monte Yellow Bird
Arikara / Hidatsa
As an artist he best expresses himself through the use of a collection of vibrant colors, shapes and symbols of his tribal traditions. His love of color, the faith he learned from his mother and images from his First Nation heritage are all influences helping to create his artwork. His focus on collaborating "First Nation" Images with 20th century "Expressionism" has given him a better understanding of himself and has been the key to establishing his own style of works. Monte earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minot State University North Dakota and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe for two years. He resides now in Great Falls, Montana.
Little Shell Band of Pembina Crees / Turtle Mountain (Belcourt, ND)
Glenn was born in Seattle, Washington. He received his formal art education at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and the Rode Island School of Design. At the Institute of Native American Art he was influenced by sculptor Allan Houser. Glenn's work has been included in many art shows and Museum exhibits such as the Heard Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art in Fort Worth, Texas.
Macile began sewing at the age of seven and pursued a career as a Native American fashion creator after the birth of her children. Today she has an eighty-piece clothing line, over fifty different beadwork items and hand carved bone pieces. The textile medium she works in are silk, rayon, linen, cotton, leather and Lycra. She uses designs and themes from multiple Indian Nations to incorporate into her clothing. Macile resides with her husband, the Blackfeet actor Steve Reevis, and her children in Desert Hot Springs, California.