David Bernie currently resides in Michigan. He aspires to create through the inspirations that surround him – from thoughts to visuals. He captures images with cameras, document thoughts with a pen & paper, create visuals with colors and textures, and illustrates his life through the medium of art. He is an indigenous (Yankton Sioux – Ihanktonwan Dakota) contemporary artist.
He does not live in a tipi nor was his great-great-grandmother an Indian princess. He does live and breathe native identity, the inherent desire to combat ignorance and misconceptions, and the preservation of culture.