Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds

(American | Cheyenne | Arapaho, born 1954)

Contemporary Native American artist Edgar Heap of Birds creates conceptual artworks that explore Native American identity and experience.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Heap of Birds is of Cheyenne and Arapaho heritage. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He pursued further graduate studies in painting at the Royal College of Art in London, England. He has been the recipient of national grants and awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pew Charitable Trusts, among others.