Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
Steven Paul Judd is Kiowa and Choctaw from Oklahoma. He is a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, writer of fiction and visual artist. He is 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 a fresh perspective and understanding among the non-Indian community through humor. Judd’s expansive filmography has earned him many honors and awards across the nation and abroad. The Native American population have embraced his work with an outpour of support and encouragement to continue creating.
While Judd is known primarily as a filmmaker, he is also a prolific visual artist 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. He was honored to design the 2014 t-shirts for NARF (Native American Rights Fund). And in 2015 he designed the cover art and merchandise for the Native group, “A Tribe Called Red.” His mural “War Paint” can be seen at historic Indian Alley in downtown Los Angeles, and his 2016 limited edition VR cardboard design will be featured at Sundance Film Institute.
About Steven Judd, Gyasi Ross wrote, “When all is said and done, Judd will be remembered as ONE of the MOST important Natives of the 21stCentury. He will do much to positively affect Native people’s self-esteem. Huge statement, but I truly believe it.”