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Dustin Illetewahke Mater


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.
Santa Monica College 2000 2003
Multimedia Institute of Hollywood 2003 – 2004
Adobe certification 2004
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
CN employee art show 2011: Best in Show & 1st place awards in three categories
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
Red Earth 2010 & 2014
Santa Fe Days 2011
Artesian Fest 2014
"New Identities in Chickasaw Art"
Dec. 13, 2010 to Jan. 2, 2011 Oklahoma City, OK
September 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"
February to March 2014 Norman, OK
"Chikasha Poya"
August 2014 Smithsonian Museum D.C.
"6 Anniverskully"
November 2014 OKC, OK
"Five Civilized Tribes Museum's Rock Your Mocs Fundraiser Exhibit"
October to November 2014 Muskogee, OK
"NMAI Winter Market"
Dec. 2014 Smithsonian Museum D.C.
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
ARTesian Gallery
Orenda Art International
Related Professional Experience
Teaching a Design & Marketing Class (for teens & young adults), Gorget workshop (adults), art
lectures, graphic design technical skills.