Joseph Arnoux, Guest Artist, was born in Spokane, WA and relocated in his youth to Holland, MI. He spent his adolescence in foster care with his two siblings, until emancipated. Arnoux is enrolled in the Piikani (Blackfeet Nation) of Northwest Montana from his father’s side. He also has sp’q’n’i (Spokane Tribe) lineage from his mother, located in Eastern Washington. Arnoux attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and CNM in Albuquerque, NM, studying Studio/Fine Arts. He currently resides in Albuquerque, where he steadily practices his artistic craft. Most of his art relates to activism, nature, animals, and landscapes. His forte in art is illustrations through ink on paper. Arnoux enjoys mixing elements of art and symbolism to create contrast and balance. His goal in creating art is to continue learning new techniques to apply cohesively, improving each piece as he goes.