Starr Hardridge

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Starr Hardridge is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and was raised throughout central Oklahoma. His work uses an assemblage of pointillism and southeastern woodland bead work aesthetic. Schooled in traditional disciplines of classical painting, his style continues to evolve with an abstract symbolism influenced by a struggle for balance within the natural world. His bold use…

Starr Hardridge is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and was raised throughout central Oklahoma. His work uses an assemblage of pointillism and southeastern woodland bead work aesthetic. Schooled in traditional disciplines of classical painting, his style continues to evolve with an abstract symbolism influenced by a struggle for balance within the natural world. His bold use of color and geometry wield a modern twist inspired by Muscogee patterns and designs. 

Hardridge's work is featured in the nationally touring group exhibition of South Eastern artists in Return From Exile. A show focusing on resilience and resistance of the Southeastern Native American tribes removed to the Oklahoma territories. His work was selected by the Pendelton Woolen Mills as their 2015 Legendary Blanket Artist. He was also awarded 1st place in the division of painting from the prestigious Southwestern Association on Indian Artists (SWAIA) in 2012. In 2012 Starr was also invited to attend the American Indian Watercolor Salon Exhibit in Paris France. In 1998 he Co founded Architecture Studios Inc., a Decorative finish and design firm.

Starr Hardridge's work can be found in the Five Civilized Tribes Museum Permanent Collection, Dr. Jace Weaver Private Collection, as well as other private collections throughout the country.

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