Terran Last Gun

Terran Last Gun, Saakwaynaamah’kaa (Last Gun) (b. 1989, Browning, MT) is a  contemporary visual artist and citizen of the Piikani (Blackfeet) of Montana—Piikani is  one of four nations that make up the Blackfoot Confederacy. Last Gun’s work focuses  on color and shape exploration, and the visual documentation of nature, cosmos,  narratives, and recollections. Often employing geometric aesthetics, he contributes to  an ancient yet continuum Indigenous North American narrative through various media,  including ledger drawing, printmaking, painting, and photography. 

Last Gun received his BFA in Museum Studies and AFA in Studio Arts from the Institute  of American Indian Arts in 2016. He has received awards from the First Peoples Fund  2020 Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship, Santa Fe Art Institute 2018 Story Maps  Fellowship, and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 2016 Goodman Fellowship. Last  Gun was named one of the 2022 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now in Southwest  Contemporary (formerly THE Magazine). He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New  Mexico.

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