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Saturday, January 06, 2018
TERRAN KIPP LAST GUN
Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani Nation) is a visual artist from Browning, Montana working in printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Last Gun's work often explores and reimagines place, memory, and cultural narratives. His work is deeply rooted in landscapes, especially of his home territory-where the plains greet the sun to the east and meet the jagged Rockies (Backbone of the World) to the west. This landscape has provided shelter, food, and inspiration for the Piikani people for thousands of years -- Last Gun's appreciation for this can be seen throughout his work. He continues to add to the millennia old conversation of Piikani visual aesthetics and philosophy. Last Gun draws his inspiration from a variety of sources such as Pop Art, Minimalism, Colorfield, and Geometric Abstraction. He graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in 2016 with a BFA in museum studies and a AFA in studio arts focusing on printmaking and photography.Major awards include the 2016 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship, as well as being selected as the 2016 AHA Progressive Arts Festival Guest Curator. Last Gun is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.