Edgar Heap of Birds: Heads Above Grass, Indigenous Voices of Political Public Art and Studio Art Practice

Philadelphia, United States

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                                        Edgar Heap of Birds   


This illustrated talk delivered alongside recent works made by Edgar Heap of Birds will present historical art and culture from Native American communities.  In addition to these works, Heap of Birds will be discussing public art messages deployed throughout the world including a new genocide banner project in London, art interventions for the 2007 Venice Biennale, a collaborative Aboriginal project from Australia, as well as drawings, paintings and prints executed in Heap of Birds' Oklahoma City studio. Hock E Aye Vi  Edgar Heap of Birds is a Tyler School of Art graduate and his work is currently included in the exhibition Full Spectrum: Prints From the Brandywine Workshop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Prior to Heap of Birds receiving his Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 1979, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. He also undertook graduate studies at The Royal College of Art, London, England. Heap of Birds was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts (2008)

This event is made possible through the generous support of Tyler School of Art's Dean's Office, the Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Department, and Temple Contemporary. 

Image courtesy of the artist: "Dead Indian Stories" mono type series, 2011