BENTLY SPANG is an independent multidisciplinary artist, educator, writer, curator and an enrolled member of the Tsitsistas/Suhtai Nation (a.k.a. Northern Cheyenne) in Montana, who works in mixed media sculpture, video, performance, photography and installation. His work confronts and confounds the persistent, romantic and inaccurate role crafted for Native people in the false narrative of ‘The West.’ He is in museum collections in the US and Europe and has exhibited at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Nelson-Atkins Museum. He has an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Art and Business from Eastern Montana College (a.k.a. MSU-Billings). He is a 2018 recipient of the Native Arts and Culture Foundation National Artist Fellowship.