When this podcast project began, one of the first artists interviewed was Cannupa Hanska Luger. The episode was an insight into artist Cannupa Hanska's past and how he came to practice his art as we see it evolve today. (Listen to Episode 2).
Now as this podcast develops further, we loop back around and touch base with Cannupa Hanska again to hear about where his art is now. In this episode we dig deeper into the context of Cannupa's current work and process, and hear his perspective on being a working artist today.
More about the artist:
Cannupa Hanska Luger is a ceramic and mixed media artist who creates socially conscious work balanced with a high standard of craftsmanship. His sculpture has been added to various museum collections and shown in exhibitions worldwide. Born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, Cannupa's genetics derive from Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian. He graduated with honors from The Institute of American Indian Arts in 2011 with a BFA focusing in studio ceramics. Cannupa Hanska is represented by Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.