Arthur Amiotte

(Oglala/Lakota)

Custer, South Dakota

“Arthur Amiotte is a quintessential Native American collage artist, academic, and author. Known as painter, he has used traditional ledger art in his images, experimented with pictorial retelling of narratives, and accounted for many changes in Lakota culture throughout the decades. In his collage practice, he uses family photos, portions of photos of his paintings, and historical imagery to support, as he puts it, his Lakota-ness. The reassembled pieces bring together contemporary ideas and forces in history, ultimately supporting processes of positive change or adaptation in his community and among his people.”

—Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo), Chief Curator, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian