Billy Soza Warsoldier
Born in Southern California, Billy Soza Warsoldier has studied
at the Chicago Art Institute and the Institute of American
Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Painting exclusively in oils, he
uses a palette knife for application. Rarely does he use a
brush, which differs from the practice of his contemporaries.
Without the use of formula, Warsolder delves into his personal
connection with the wildness that exists within. By doing
so, he has created such series as The Aspen Wolf and The Wild
Mustang. And he has connected with the land and the freedom
that comes with being an Indian man out in the wild—being
who he really is. Having struggled and fought so long to keep
this wildness and freedom within the Indian community, Warsoldier
uses his artwork to preserve it.