The subject matter of my works have stemmed from the fascination of the aesthetics and meanings within ancient and contemporary design. Through color, shape, and representation, I merge together my life and Indigenous influences to reflect our evolving state. In essence, art making is fun and creating new art forms that symbolize our time, just as all of our ancestors always have, is an exciting thing to add to history
A native of Oklahoma, Michael Elizondo Jr. received his BFA from Oklahoma Baptist University (2008) and his MFA at the University of Oklahoma (2011). Elizondo has taken part of numerous solo and group exhibits regionally and nationally. He has dedicated much of his time to teaching art and art history among various colleges and mentoring programs within the state of Oklahoma. While currently helping in Cheyenne language revitalization efforts, he simultaneously continues his studio practices and his passion for art making.