Konrad Pumpkin Seed presents INTRO artist reception & opening
Konrad Pumpkin Seed (Oglala Lakota Sioux) is a neo-expressionist visual artist, merging the abstract and portrayals of the human body. He uses a variety of materials including paint, pastels, spray paint, charcoal, and more unusual materials. He is the recipient of an Honorable Mention in Justice Through the Lens of Native Artists from the First Nation Institute and 2nd Place in Kansas As Talented As you Think!
Originally from Pine Ridge Reservation, Wanblee, SD, he is currently a resident of Topeka, Kansas. He plans to attend Haskell Indian Nations University to continue his career journey in Art.
I’ve been creating art since I was very young; I would stick to graphite, crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Art has always played a huge role in my life, whenever I’m bored or sad I’ll be in a sketchbook creating whatever comes to mind.
My dream is to be able to give back to my family. After everything they’ve done for me, I think it’s only right that I give back. I want to make sure my brothers and my family are safe in life. I have inspired a few students at my school just by the short time I’ve been creating this type of art, and it feels awesome. I want to do that on a bigger scale.