Indigenous Style Icon of the Week: Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee, Yakama)
Bunky Echo-Hawk is a multi-talented artist whose work spans both media and lifestyle. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, he is a ﬁne artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer and a non-proﬁt professional. He is also a traditional singer and dancer.
Throughout his career, Bunky has merged traditional values with his lifestyle and art. He has exhibited his work in major exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally in NYC, Chicago, Denver, Santa Fe, Frankfurt, Germany and Goteberg, Sweden, to name a few. His poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies throughout the country, and his plays have been performed and produced across the nation.
Bunky is also an advocate and an educator. He travels extensively, creating live works of art for auction. Through his art, Bunky has raised thousands of dollars for several national non-proﬁt organizations. He has performed at numerous major venues throughout the United States. Additionally, he speaks at conferences, conducts workshops, and teaches both art and writing.
In 2006, Bunky co-founded NVision, serving as Executive Director until 2009. NVision is a nonproﬁt collective of Native American artists, musicians, community organizers, and non-proﬁt professionals who focus on Native American youth empowerment through multimedia arts. Bunky is a 2008 First Peoples Fund Business in Leadership Fellow, a 2008 United States Artist Fellow nominee, a 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellow nominee, and a 2008 Boulder County Multicultural Award recipient. In 2010, Bunky signed with Nike and is designing for the Nike N7 line. Bunky lives and works in Stillwater, Oklahoma. To check out more of his work, see his facebook and website.