Award-winning acrylic and mixed media artist Brent Greenwood is inspired by First American tribal history. Combining technique and history, he creates contemporary design elements in his paintings that depict both depth and emotion. Brent, a graduate from the renowned Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, has more than 20 years of painting experience. He is also known for his graffiti art.
Brent has many notable accomplishments and awards. He participated in the 2010 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) Santa Fe Indian Market, this was his first year at SWAIA and he won first place in printmaking. Brent is a member of the Urban Indian 5 Artists of Oklahoma, whose mission is to promote First American health and wellness through art, traditional ceremony and symbology. Brent’s work is featured internationally in galleries, numerous public buildings and murals in public spaces. In 2019, one of his designs was chosen to be featured on an exclusive Pendleton blanket. His passion extends to the classroom where he teaches painting to up-and-coming artists.
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.