Frank Buffalo Hyde: AL·TER·NA·TIVE

May 9, 2024 – Jul 13, 2024
Location All My Relations Arts
Artists Frank Buffalo Hyde

AL·TER·NA·TIVE: Frank Buffalo Hyde

AL·TER·NA·TIVE is a solo exhibition featuring a collection of paintings and sculptures from artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Niimíipuu (Nez Perce). Vivid and pop-culture saturated, his 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.

Frank Buffalo Hyde, “Puck Ficasso w/ Pistol,” 2021
. Acrylic on canvas.
 48’’ x 48’’
Frank Buffalo Hyde, “No, Let Me See Your CDIB,” 2023.
 Acrylic on canvas.
 48’’ x 48”
Frank Buffalo Hyde, “Epochs 1979,” 2019.
 Acrylic on canvas.
 48’’ x 48’’
Frank Buffalo Hyde, “A.T.B.,” 2023.
 Acrylic on canvas
. 48’’ x 48’’

Opening reception: Thursday, May 9th 2024, 6-8pm

On View: May 9th – July 13th, 2024

Artist Talk: May 31st, 5-7pm

AL·TER·NA·TIVE – An Evening of Music at the Cedar Cultural Center: Tuesday, July 9th, 6-8pm

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.

Frank Buffalo Hyde: AL·TER·NA·TIVE