New Exhibition Featuring Tani Gordon (Rosebud Sioux)

Last edited 01/24/2022




My Spirit Guides Me. 

Prisma Color and Micron Pen on

Bristol Board. © 2016 Tani Gordon


June 28, 2017 - RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of artwork by Tani Gordon. The exhibition will run from August 4 to September 30, 2017.  On August 4, an opening reception will be held for the exhibit from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The artist will be available to discuss her work during the reception.  The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.


Ms. Gordon is a talented emerging artist who creates both pen and ink drawings, as well as acrylic paintings.  She was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sinte Gleska University.  An enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, she currently lives on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. 


Inspiration for Ms. Gordon’s work comes from a variety of sources including: nature, music, Lakota culture, and human emotions.  She often creates her work spontaneously, allowing her ideas to flow on paper or canvas.  When drawing, after laying out the design in pencil on watercolor paper or Bristol board, she uses Micron inks to overlay the pencil lines.  She then adds acrylic inks and Prisma colors to create depth in the final image.  In her paintings, Ms. Gordon uses acrylic paints on canvas or wood panels.  Recently, she has begun experimenting with the uses of watercolors and collage techniques.

"Medicinal." Prisma Color and Micron Pen on Bristol Board. © 2017 Tani Gordon

Prisma Color and Micron Pen on

Bristol Board. © 2017 Tani Gordon



Ms. Gordon received the Best Emerging Artist Award at the 2015 Native POP art show.  Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Red Cloud Heritage Center.  This exhibition will mark the first solo show of her work in a museum setting.


Prices for the artwork can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201.  To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Ms. Gordon through her email,


The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.  For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.


* Exhibition brochure 


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