This award was generously supported by Ann M. Hatch. _
Steven Paul Judd is Kiowa and Choctaw from Oklahoma. He is a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, writer of fiction and visualist. He’s a member of the Writers Guild of America and served as staff writer for Disney’s XD Comedy Series, “Zeke and Luther.” Judd’s filmography is large in scope and provides a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today. His innovative approach provides a glimpse into a world that is familiar to the underrepresented first peoples of this nation and at simultaneously brings about an fresh perspective and understanding among the non-Indian community through humor. Judd’s filmography has earned him many honors and awards and the Native American population have embraced his work with an outpour of support and encouragement to continue creating.
Known primarily as a filmmaker, he is also a prolific visualist whose mash-ups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are sly and often downright funny. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs. In 2015 he designed the cover art and merchandise for the group, “A Tribe Called Red.” His mural “War Paint” can be seen at historic Indian Alley in downtown Los Angeles.
Portrait photo courtesy the artist.
Screen capture from “Ronnie BoDean”, courtesy of the artist
Screen capture from “Indian and the Tourist”, courtesy of the artist