Opening Reception: “Frank Buffalo Hyde: AL·TER·NA·TIVE”

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Join All My Relations Arts and the Native American Community Development Institute Thursday, May 9th, 6-8 pm for an evening celebrating the opening reception for AL·TER·NA·TIVE

This solo exhibition features a collection of paintings and sculptures from artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)). The night will feature food and refreshments by Trickster Tacos and a DJ set by Wathéča Records. All are welcome.


Vivid and pop-culture saturated, Frank Buffalo Hyde’s work reflects on the commodification of American Indian culture, and the assertive roles for Native American identity in the contemporary world. Self-proclaimed as consciously, culturally non-transactional, Frank’s work comments on cultural appropriation and societal disruption through his uncompromising satirical eye. A defiant take on the skewed perceptions of Native American art and culture tourism, Frank’s allegorical work is geared towards Native people first and disarms through banter while making references to antiquated technology in conversation with the metaverse; and provides a layered commentary on the collective unconscious of the 21st century.

On View: May 9th – July 13th, 2024
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About the Artist:
Frank Buffalo Hyde (b. 1974; Santa Fe, NM) is an Onondaga/Niimíipuu (Nez Perce) artist whose paintings examine and elevate an image of contemporary Indigenous life through a vibrant pop-sensibility and uncompromising satirical eye. His work has been shown at museums including the Wheelright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM; the C.M Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT; and Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. It is in the public collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Iroquois Museum, Cobleskill, NY; Longyear Museum at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY; the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM; the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. And The Hirshhorn Museum Hyde lives and works in Northfield, MN.


Image credit: Frank Buffalo Hyde
, Puck Ficasso w/ Pistol, 2021 
Acrylic on canvas 
48’’ x 48’’