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Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Tony Tiger

July 25 to September 11, 2010

tony tiger"My art is fueled by the rediscovery of being. We are more than reflections in a mirror; we are soul and spirit. Life’s complexities, wonders, and mystery allow me, as an artist, the opportunity to participate in practiced observation; creating art." - Tony Tiger

Tony Tiger is an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma and of Muscogee Creek and Seminole descent. He is the Director of Art and Assistant Art Professor at Bacone College, Muscogee, Oklahoma. Tony earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and an Associate of Arts degree from Seminole State College, Seminole, Oklahoma. An award winning artist, Tony has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States, and most recently he exhibited 20 pieces in an exhibition titled “Full Consciousness” at the Oklahoma State Capitol building. He serves as Vice-President of the Cherokee Artists Association, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His artwork is found in the collections of museums as well as many private collections.

Tony Tiger uses paint, photographs, and three dimensional materials to investigate and expound on the human experience. The subject matter and content of his work is taken from his personal beliefs, faith and culture, as well as history and social observation and interaction. This approach to his work allows him to understand the past and move forward as an artist and human being. His artwork is characterized by a unique textural technique consisting of constructed and painted wood surfaces that often create shadowbox openings within the picture plane. Tony’s artwork is a complex network of texture, imagery and bold color. Many of the shapes and forms painted on the surface are iconography created by the artist, such as concentric circles and biomorphic images that may represent life cycles. While Tony’s compositions contain private meanings the viewer has the ability to generate personalized interpretations of the works.

Tony Tiger resides in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he enjoys fishing, hunting, and kayaking on the beautiful eastern Oklahoma waterways. He shares his life with his wife of 19 years, Brenda, his 17 year old son, Alec, and Max, the family’s black Schnauzer. Tony believes that giving back to the community is an extremely important component of living a full life, and he volunteers for a variety of community activities. Tony Tiger’s studio is located on the Bacone College campus. For information or questions about the artwork of Tony Tiger after the exhibit closes on September 11th, the artist can be contacted at tigert@bacone.edu or t.tigerart@hotmail.com

The Southern Plains Indian Museum is operated by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior. For hours of operation call 1-405-247-6221.

George C. Levi
Williams Descendants
24” x 32” x 1 7/8” Mixed media on wood panel
©2009 Tony Tiger

George C. Levi
Unity in Diversity
16” x 16” x 2 ¾” Acrylic on wood panels (4 pieces)
©2009 Tony Tiger

George C. Levi
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being
24” x 30” x 3” Mixed media on wood panel
©2009 Tony Tiger

George C. Levi
North Man
24” x 48” x 3 ¾” Mixed media on wood panel
©2007 Tony Tiger

George C. Levi
Pilgrim in His Own Land
24” x 48” x 3” Acrylic on canvas covered board
©2009 Tony Tiger



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