Tom Greyeyes

Tomahawk GreyEyes is an interdisciplinary artist from the Navajo Nation and was raised throughout the state of Arizona. He is Hashk’aan Hadzohi (yucca fruit strung out in a line) born for Todichiinii (bitter water).

For his undergraduate degree he 1432270040408majored in Intermedia from Arizona State University and graduated in fall of 2011. In 2014 he majored in Social Practice for his MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Using site-specific installations, print, and projections to convey anti authoritarian messages to the dominant society. Tomahawk honed his artist practice to include political messages coming from the Indigenous perspective on anti-colonialism, decolonization and protest. The work challenges Western ideas of what it means to be a human being and the stereotypical ideas of native peoples in America. Tom believes humanity is at a critical time and he states “In the process of decolonization theory there’s a part where the colonized start to dream again. We look at creating a new future. I believe art plays a vital component in realizing what our ancestors have always prayed for.”