04 Aug Sean Chandler
meet 2023 fellowship artist
Cultural Affiliation: Aaniiih [Gros Venture]
Chandler is an enrolled member of the Aaniiih (Gros Ventre Nation) and President of Aaniiih Nakoda College located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. Chandler acquired a B.A. in Art in 1997, M.A. in Native American Studies in 2003 from Montana State University-Bozeman, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana in 2014. Since, Chandler has devoted more time to his art while fulfilling his duties as tribal college president. He has always been involved in art, starting at an early age when his father taught him the traditional arts of his ancestors, including hide and tipi painting. Integrating those early teachings, Chandler voices his own style to communicate the contemporary life he lives.
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