Artist Steven Grounds – Native Evolution

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 16th, 2014 Last Updated on: April 16th, 2014

We love it when our readers share with us unique talent in the community. A reader suggested we check out Native Evolution and we had to share with you!

Steven Grounds, from the Navajo and Euchee tribes, was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, in 1977. He has a life-long passion with art. After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University in 2004, he began to focus his artistic vision under the moniker Native Evolution. It is a study in portraiture of modern Native American people along with the concepts revolving around urban styles and computer graphics.


Grounded and firmly embraced in his Native American culture, Steven’s vision is to preserve the blessings of his tribal heritage through sharing the images of old and new from deep within. Steven honors, promotes, blends and transitions our older images with his modern, clean and urban-inspired visions.

Check out some of his sketches below:





We found a video online in which he shows off his skills, sketching Sitting Bull in 4 minutes.

Steven also has a storefront on his website where you can purchase t-shirts with his unique designs.





For more information on Native Evolution please visit Native-Evolution.com or follow him on the Native Evolution Facebook page.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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