Award-winning visual artist Dustin Illetewahke Mater works in modern Southeastern First American art to tell stories that connect the past to the future. His diverse portfolio uses a variety of materials and spans many mediums including sculpture, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, graphic arts, watercolor, gold leaf, frosted glass, traditional shell carvings and more. His work incorporates Mississippian and Muskogean designs with symbols of spiritual and ceremonial significance.
Dustin’s work has earned numerous prestigious awards, is featured in a variety of publications, exhibited across the United States and owned in many private collections. Dustin shares his knowledge and passion for his culture and history by teaching workshops for youth and adults, as well as guest lecturing. Most recently, Dustin participated in the Artesian Online Art Market and his work is anticipated in the upcoming SEASAM Virtual Art Market opening Oct. 1, 2020.
The Artesian Art Market set for May 23, 2020 in downtown Sulphur was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the first Artesian Online Art Market launched on May 23 and featured beautiful works of art from 50 Southeastern First American artists. Open through July 31, 2020, the inaugural online market had 16 categories of art available for purchase, some of the disciplines represented were painting, pottery, sculpture, beadwork, photography and textiles.