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Dustin Twiss

Dustin Twiss

Tribal Affiliation: Oglala Lakota

Born: August 2, 1974

Known for: Modern conceptual art

Dustin Twiss is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and lives with his family on the far reaches of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation bordering the Badlands. The incredible natural patterns and colors of the Fairburn Agate, South Dakota’s state gemstone found in the Black Hills and surrounding prairies of Western South Dakota, inspires his award-winning art.

Dustin Twiss won the New Artist Award at the 2018 Red Cloud Indian Art Show and the Award for Drawing at the 2019 Red Cloud Indian Art Show, among several other recent awards.

Dustin is a modern conceptual artist. His unique style captures the spirit of the Plains and local wildlife and scenery, a modern blend of traditional Lakota culture and the timeless beauty of nature.

Twiss owns and operates the Twiss Gallery located in Buffalo Gap, South Dakota.