Director, School of Indian Art
A native of Oklahoma, Michael Elizondo Jr. received his BFA from Oklahoma Baptist University (2008) and his MFA at the University of Oklahoma (2011). Elizondo has taken part of numerous solo and group exhibits regionally and nationally. He has dedicated much of his time to teaching art and art history among various colleges and mentoring programs within the state of Oklahoma. From 2016-2020, He spent large portion of his time helping to learn and revitalize the Cheyenne language with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Elizondo is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He is also of Kaw and Chumash descent. He is married to Dayrah Elizondo and the couple has three children: Michaela, Kevin, and Alaynah. Not only has he taught art at Bacone previously, but his older brother Tony Elizondo and his wife Kelly are both graduates of Bacone College. He maintains his studio practices and a passion for art. His artist website is located at www.michaelelizondojr.com.
Prismacolor Pencil on Bristol Paper