Edgar Heap of Birds is a pioneer of conceptual Native American art. Heap of Birds works in a variety of media, including multidisciplinary forms of public art, large-scale drawings, acrylic paintings, prints, works in glass and monumental porcelain enamel on steel outdoor sculpture. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Venice Biennale, as well as galleries and museums in Australia, Germany, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, China, Indonesia and France. Through his work, Heap of Birds aims both to educate the public on indigenous peoples and to present contemporary indigenous people as individuals with a free persona to express themselves. Heap of Birds received a KU bachelor’s of fine arts degree in 1976.