Biography

Dustin grew up in Ada, Oklahoma and is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. He studied art and design at Santa Monica College and the Multimedia Institute of Hollywood from 2000 to 2004. He first became an active illustrator and graphic designer in Los Angeles and continued his career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in 2007 in Dallas, Texas. In 2011 he moved back to Ada to work with the Chickasaw Nation as the Graphic Arts Coordinator for the Arts & Humanities Division.

Symbols of rebirth, fresh beginnings, good luck and prosperity seem more than appropriate for the first blanket in the Pendleton Woolen Mills “Legendary” series featuring Mississippian designs. "Spring" Blanket

"John Herrington: 21st Century Bird Man" on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Awards:
SEASAM 2010: 1st place awards in two categories, 2nd place awards in two categories
SEASAM 2011: 2nd place awards in two categories, 3rd place awards in two categories
SEASAM 2012: 2nd place awards in one category, 3rd place awards in two categories
SEASAM 2013: 3rd place award in one category
SEASAM 2014: 2nd place award in one category
SEASAM 2015: 2nd place award in one category, 3rd place award in one category
CN employee art show 2011: Best in Show & 1st place awards in three categories
Artesian Fest 2015: 1st place award in one category
Artesian 2016: 3rd place award in one category


Bibliography:
Spider Brings Fire (Illustrations) 2009
Chickasaw Nation Student composers: Music for String Quartet (Cover art layout) 2010
Indios: By Linda Hogan (Cover Art) 2011
Slice Magazine: Dec. 2011
Ada Hub Magazine: Oct. 2011
Chickasaw Coloring Book (Illustrations) 2012
Tobachi: Chickasaw Nation Young Composers Recording Project (Cover art layout) 2013
Mad Hatters’ Review Magazine (Gallery art) 2013
Studies in American Indian Literatures (Cover art) 2014


Selected Exhibitions & Shows:
SEASAM (Southeastern Arts Show & Market) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2015
Red Earth 2010 & 2014
Santa Fe Days 2011
Artesian Fest 2014 , 2015, 2016
“New Identities in Chickasaw Art” Dec. 13, 2010 to Jan. 2, 2011 OKC, OK
Indigenous Fine Art Market Aug. 2015
Indigenous Brilliance: In Edenbough Scotland 2016
Santa Fe Indian Market 2016
“Monothon” Sept. 2011 Oklahoma City, OK
“Chikasha Poya” Nov. 2011 Smithsonian Museum D.C.
“Dustin Mater Exhibit” Nov. 2012 to March 2013 Davis, OK
“7th Annual Love of Ledger Art” Feb. - Mar. 2014 Norman, OK
“Chikasha Poya” Aug. 2014 Smithsonian Museum D.C.
“ 6 Anniverskully” Nov. 2014 OKC, OK
“ 5 Civilized Tribes Museum’s Rock Your Mocs Fundraiser Exhibit Oct. - Nov. 2014 Muskogee, OK
“ NMAI Winter Market” Dec. 2014 & 2015 Smithsonian Museum D.C.
Chickasaw Winter Market: Dec. 2015
Trail of Tears 2016 Show. May 2016 Muskogee, OK


Selected Collections:
Smithsonian Museum D.C. (Permanent Collection) 2014
Pendleton Blankets (Legendary Collection) 2012
Tate (Private Collection)
Wilson/Howe (Private Collection)
Gaskins (Private Collection)
Clark (Private Collection)
Cheadle (Private Collection)
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center (Permanent Collection)
Garber (Private Collection)
Clubb (Private Collection)
Davis (Private Collection)
Wallace (Private Collection)
Perkins (Private Collection)
John (Private Collection)
Elliott (Private Collection)
Wheeler (Private Collection)
Harjo (Private Collection)
Foster (Private Collection)
National Park Services (Permanent Collection)
Selected Galleries
Tribes 131 (Norman, OK)
ARTesian Gallery (Sulphur, OK)
Orenda Art International (Paris, FR)
Rostkowski (Private Collection)


Related Professional Experience:
Teaching a Design & Marketing Class (for teens & young adults), Gorget workshop (adults), contemporary
southeaster native art lectures, graphic design technical skills

United States Air Force (heraldry patch for 137th SEC OPS) 2018

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