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About the Artist

Ahchipaptunhe, born of European and Lenape indigenous ancestry. Confronted with issues of identity, authenticity, individuality, and self-acceptance. He has found the art of creativity to be his place of renewal. Ahchipaptunhe seeks to honor the journey of life by holding equal weights to what has come before, and how those moments' drive current interactions of the self.

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The Work

My art and design works are influenced by my indigenous heritage and culture (Tribe of Delaware Indians & Cherokee). Captivated by the art of story telling I seek methods of blending historical knowledge, lived expereinces, and abstraction to recreate stories through art. 


Oral tradition provides connections to our past while empowering an active voice. I believe that form, interaction, and color are essential conversations in art, but without context the work loses its holding power. Blending oral traditions with abstraction provides a space to speak without limitations creating what I call Native Modern art. 

Education & Exhibitions

Native Modern

Artist Bio

Education & Exhibitions (2021 - Current)

BID Pratt Institute 2019

Minor History of Art and Design

AAS Johnson College 2012

Scottsdale Public Library: COLORLOVE | 2024

ASU ArtSpace West: Native Veterans Print Maker Exhibition| 2023

Michner Museum: Never Broken Visualizing Lenape Histories | 2023

TOTAS Cherokee Nation | 2023

Montclair Art Museum: Art Uncorked | 2022

FOUND:RE 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition | 2022

ASU: Community Art Program | 2022

Greater Phoenix Economic Council | 2022

Brooklyn Public Library Exhibition: Lenapehoking Anthology | 2022

Portland on the Park Cycle 10 | 2022

Scottsdale Public Library: FIRST: Native American Artists | 2022

Tempe INFLUX | 2022

City Island NYC: Storytelling Festival | 2021

Foundre: Focal Points Minimal vs Maximo | 2021

Mood Room: Salon 48 | 2021

Montclair Art Museum: Native Artists, Northeast Futures | 2021

Mayo Clinic: Solo Exhibition | 2021

Portland on the Park Cycle 8 | 2021

Greater Phoenix Economic Council | 2021 & 2022

Mayo Clinic: Group Show | 2020

Pratt: Archipelagas of the creative Mine | 2020

180 Franklin Brooklyn: Solo show | 2019


"Creating abstract art is to risk it all. To buy abstract art is to acknowledge the risk."


Nulelìntàm èli paàn.

(I am glad because you came.)





Phoenix, AZ


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