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Richard Bluecloud Castaneda
  Marylene Camacho
Francisco X. Camplis
Monica Canilao
María Fernanda Cardoso
Tony Carranza
Barbara Carrasco
 Graciela Carrillo
Victor Cartagena
Richard Bluecloud Castaneda
Eugenio Castro
Melanie Cervantes
 Enrique Chagoya
Liz Cohen
Lawrence Colación
Papo Colo
Rocio Con Hong
 Jaime Cortez
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Rudy Cuellar
Culture Clash
Los Cybrids
  Participated in the Following Exhibitions Exhibition: "Real N.D.N. - Native Diaspora Now" <2012>
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Richard Bluecloud Castaneda

As a Native American of mixed decent, I am interested in the contemporary Native identity and the ways in which we culturally and aesthetically adapt to mainstream environments. Underneath the armor of indigenous skin, I believe our self-perceptions are inevitably altered as a result of these transitions in and out of home. I’m intrigued by the fragmented aesthetics of cross-cultural identity and the various personas of the culturally displaced. I primarily use photography, alternative processes, and mixed media arts. I pair together multi-spirited cultural references and incorporate cynical, humorous, and political subtexts to address uncomfortable conflicts in the perception and formation of cultural identity. I aim to dispel the sensationalism of the romanticized “noble savage”, offering instead a multilayered perspective and candid investigation into contemporary Native life.

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