Edgar Heap of Birds with mono print installation Standing Rock Awakens the World

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds with monoprint installation titled "Standing Rock Awakens the World”
90 x 176 in., ink on rag paper, 2019  |  Photo credit: Ted West


Opening Date: Sept. 25, 2019
Closing Date: Oct. 5, 2019

UNT Exhibition Reception Date: Sept. 30, 1-2 p.m.

Extended Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. / Saturday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Exhibition location: 1201 W. Mulberry St., Art Building, Room 100, Denton, TX  76201

Artist’s Lecture with Community Reception to follow: Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m., at the Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201 (Reception follows the one-hour lecture.)

All events are free and open to the public.

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds is an artist and advocate for indigenous communities worldwide. His text-based work includes multidisciplinary forms of public art messages, large-scale drawings, Neuf Series acrylic paintings, prints, works in glass, and monumental porcelain enamel on steel outdoor sculpture. His most recent works address injustices and current views of Native American people, illuminating the struggles within the lives of Native Americans, as well as acknowledging Native Americans’ cultural differences through coupling positive and negatives, the past and the present through language.

His work has been exhibited at some of the most renowned institutions in the world, including The Museum of Modern Art; Orchard Gallery, Northern Ireland; the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations Reservation in Oklahoma; SITE Santa Fe Museum, New Mexico; Grand Palais in Paris, France; and Documenta, Kassel, Germany. His work holds a place in the collections of many museums, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Most recently his work appears in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the British Museum in London; Anchorage Museum in Alaska; and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

Lauren Lake, lauren.lake@unt.edu, Chair, Department of Studio Art, and Professor of Drawing, UNT College of Visual Arts and Design
Monica Scott-Taliaferro, monicat@unt.edu, Director for Marketing, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, 940-369-5249

Additional Information and artist’s bio:  https://art.unt.edu/platform