Seneca Black elk Mathews
osu scholarship Fund
During the second annual Native American Cultural Symposium, renowned Pawnee artist Bunky Echo-Hawk created two master works in front of a live audience. The two works, titled 'Bout Time and Break Free, are being auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting the Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship for Native students attending OSU. The auction will continue until July 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CT).
Bunky Echo-Hawk is a multi-talented Pawnee and Yakama artist whose 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 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 in New York City, Chicago, Denver, Santa Fe, Frankfurt, Germany and Goteberg, Sweden, to name a few. His poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies throughout the country, and his plays have been performed and produced across the nation. Bunky is also an advocate and an educator. He travels extensively, creating live works of art for auction. Through his art, Bunky has raised thousands of dollars for national non-profit organizations. He has performed at numerous major venues throughout the United States. Additionally, he speaks at conferences, conducts workshops, and teaches both art and writing.
In 2006, Bunky co-founded NVision, serving as Executive Director until 2009. NVision is 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 received a 2017 Native Arts & Cultures Fellowship, a 2008 First Peoples Fund Business in Leadership Fellow, a 2008, 2012 and 2017 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.