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In that Still Moment: DG House Contemporary Native American Artist

Saturday, May 4, 2024Thursday, May 30, 2024
"Where Cares Drop", by DG House

Contemporary Native American artist, DG House, was born into an artistic family in Cincinnati, Ohio, where her career started by sneaking into Reds and Bengals games with a 35 mm camera slung over her back. Thanks to a high school darkroom, House became a professional sports photographer, which eventually led to a job for Hockey Weekly, assigned to the New York Rangers. Later, she paired her sports ventures with a position as a rock photographer for Viacom, assigned to bands featured on MTV.

But life evolved in 1981, when House was at the University of Dayton and saw a poster advertising summer jobs in Yellowstone National Park. That first summer in the park, she fell in love with the park and returned for seven more summers. In 1988, House moved permanently to Bozeman to continue capturing the landscape on film. As wonderful as this was, House wanted her art to convey a more meaningful message about the wild lands, informed by her Native American heritage. In 1995, she began to concentrate on painting and developed her signature style that she is known for today.

House has been participating in the "Inspired by Yellowstone" Artist Residency offered by park concessionaires for 17 years, and the Grand Teton "Guest American Indian Art Program" offered by the National Park Service for 27 years. In sum, for the past 41 years House has been capturing the wildlife of Yellowstone/Teton (through film or paint), while also absorbing ecologic and geologic information on this unique ecosystem from park staff. Because of her ability to speak to tourists with both an artistic and scientific appreciation, House earned the title of "First Honorary Ranger for Grand Teton National Park", an accolade bestowed by the park rangers.

DG House is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama, and an associate member of the Women Artists of the West and American Women Artists. House designs the art curriculum for Indian Education for All and lectures nationwide on Indigenous art making. In addition to Yellowstone and Teton, House also maintains an art residency at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN.

House's work has exhibited in the numerous museums in Montana, including the Holter Museum of Art, Missoula Museum of Art, Yellowstone Art Museum, and the C.M. Russell Museum. Beyond Montana, she has work in the Phippen Museum of Art in Prescott, AZ; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ; the Eiteljorg Museum of Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN; the John Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, WA; the Western Art Museum in Kerrville, TX, and the Indian Market at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA. House’s work is in the permanent collections of the City of West Yellowstone, MT; Grand Teton National Park; Devils Tower National Monument, WY; and the collections of musicians Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, and Michael McDonald. House has exhibited or participated in native art markets at numerous museums.

House lives in Bozeman, MT along the Gallatin River, with her husband Dan and countless wildlife.

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