Carved Black Hills alabaster and other stone by Lakota Artist Brendon Albers.
The artwork of Brendon Albers has recently been featured at the Journey Museum's Storied Stones exhibit in Rapid City and at Tatanka Story of the Bison in Deadwood. A nice collection of his work can be seen at the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce in Kyle, South Dakota. Past exhibits include the Red Cloud Art Show and Sandy Swallow Gallery.
Brendon Albers is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who creates at his home, Lakota Rock Gardens, near Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Brendon is a First People's Fund 2015 Artist in Business Leadership Fellow and 2016 Cultural Capital Fellow. Working primarily in Black Hills Alabaster, his large-scale stone sculptures have found homes across the country.
In addition to studio work, Mr Albers has served as President of Seven Fires Art since December 2017, embracing and bringing new life to our Mission. He has workedwith several organizations to share his passion for art, sense of purpose, suicide prevention and Lakota values with youth through workshops in art, art business, and Native tradition. We are honored to offer his work for sale here.
Contact Brendon Albers on Facebook or by phone at his studio 605-685-1342.
There are days when I feel the full range of my ancestry: Cheyenne River Lakota, Mexican, German, Pennsylvania Dutch, Scottish, French, but it is my Lakota heritage that I have found truly sustains me and my art.
An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, I grew up on the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River reservations, attended Black Hills State University and held various jobs. But it was really the hardships I experienced growing up on those reservations and the loss of a close cousin at a young age that ultimately led me to practicing traditional ways and to working with stone.
I feel very blessed to be able to carry on the tradition of working with natural materials and to work primarily with our native stone, Black Hills Alabaster. I found tremendous healing through sculpting and have a profound desire to share that journey with Native Youth through sculpting workshops and by gathering and empowering other Native artists to build their art businesses.
In 2015 and 2016 I was awarded the First People’s Fund Artist in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital Fellowships. In 2017 I was introduced to the Pine Ridge Art Center, accepted the volunteer role as President in December of that year, and at my direction we changed the name and opened the nonprofit to Native artists from all tribes. For the past several years I have taken part in traditional Lakota ceremonies and am humbled with the responsibility of weaving that path into my sculpture and into my work with Seven Fires.
We are very pleased to offer for sale this significant work of sculpture in Black Hills alabaster by Lakota artist Brendon Albers.
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