Daniel McCoy, Jr. Art

Muscogee Creek / Citizen Band Potawatomi | Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Daniel McCoy, Jr.

Muscogee Creek / Citizen Band Potawatomi

daniel mccoy jr artist santa fe new mexico

Meet Dan

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and surrounded with the arts from an early age, Dan was welcomed into a household of Artisans, Farmers, Music and Subculture,

McCoy began entering Native Art Competitions at age fifteen under the direction of Cherokee Artist, Mary Adair while attending boarding school in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

He received his formal Art Training at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At the Institute, Daniel McCoy jr. was able to study and work with some of the best Native Artists in the field.

(Photo credit, above: Jason Ordaz.)

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Daniel worked under the direction of Commercial artist Chuck Osborne for seven years in Tulsa, Oklahoma painting television backdrops, hand designed billboards, custom signs, and automotive graphics.

He was able to learn a technical skill set that art school and College could not implant. In 2000, McCoy decided to make the move back to New Mexico to continue his career as a painter.

Daniel continues to work now in the southwest.

His focus in the upcoming years will be to produce monumental life works.

He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his family.

(Photo Credit: Lindsey Shakespeare.)

The campy color palette and frenetic, wavy line-work that the younger McCoy (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) perfected easily lend to comic, even ironic, meditations on everything from Aristotle’s Great Chain of Being, to Allsup’s famed hot sauce.
— Alicia Inez Guzmán, The Magazine