Dii Shootaa, Hello,
I am widely known as Ben Pease. I come from the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Nations in South Eastern Montana. Throughout my journey I've acquired experiences through being a father, brother, son, husband, student, athlete, artist, actor, traditionalist, and much more.
I began my work pursuing an undergraduate degree at Minot State University while on both art and football scholarships. Currently, I'm in the midst of completing my undergraduate degree at Montana State University with an emphasis in Studio Arts with a possible minor in Native American Studies.
I was born in 1989 and raised on the Crow Reservation. Throughout my life, I've tried to soak up as much cultural, societal, and traditional aspects of what it means to be an aboriginal from North America in the whirlwind of today. I find my definition of being Native to this land as an interpersonal physical and spiritual relationship which is connected to all surrounding entities, beings, organisms, and geological features.
I have been practicing as a professional Native Artist around the U.S. for 4 years. My work and process are constantly in a state of flux, for the more I learn, the less I know. I've recently crossed paths with self-appointed task of narrating the Aboriginal struggles and aesthetics through my personal interpretation. Whether my art focuses upon statements drawn from the aspect of an activist or based on cultural recording, I feel the need to educate and speak volumes. I will continue my transition from a so-called "Rez-Kid" to a culturally rich Contemporary Storyteller. My journey as a storyteller stands as a continuation of my contribution to our contemporary cultures, as I will pass along the knowledge I earn. I am eager. AHO!
My short career has been constantly complimented by ever-increasing success. I've been involved with many projects both nationally and internationally. My work can be viewed via social media websites where I've accumulated a loyal following. Those details will be listed below. My current artists resume is also available upon request.
(artist website) www.benpeasevisions.com
(facebook & Fan page) www.facebook.com/finenativeart.benpease
(Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)
Follow me @sellshisvisions