When this podcast project first 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 ABC 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 will dig deeper into the context of Cannupa's current work, and hear his perspective on being a working artist today.
"Every piece continues to take a lifetime to create, so that life itself is a material. And so, art should represent this moment in time, an interpretation of right now. What is created is an attempt to be as honest as possible. Truth is static and fragile. Honesty and sincerity has plasticity. " -Cannupa Hanska
Cannupa Hanska Luger was born in North Dakota (1979) on the Standing Rock Reservation. His genetics are derived 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 currently creating socially conscious work balanced with a high standard of craftsmanship and his sculpture has been added to various museum collections and shown in exhibitions worldwide. Cannupa Hanska is represented by Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.