Marwin Begaye is an Associate Professor of Printmaking and Painting at the University of Oklahoma. Begaye has received degrees in Illustration/Graphic Design (Art Institute of Pittsburgh, A.A., 1991), Painting (Institute of American Indian Arts, A.A., 1994, and University of Oklahoma, B.F.A., 2003) and Printmaking (University of Oklahoma, M.F.A., 2006). He draws inspiration from his Navajo culture and a strong interest in expressing his American identity and social concerns through his art. His research has been concentrated on the issues of cultural identity, especially the intersection of traditional American Indian culture and pop culture. His work has been exhibited nationally across the U.S. and internationally in New Zealand, Argentina, Paraguay, Russia, and Estonia. He has received numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition’s Visual Arts Fellowship (2007), Red Earth (2009), and Santa Fe Indian Market (2015, 2016).