Bently Spang is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator, educator and writer working in mixed media sculpture, video, performance, and installation. He is also an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana, the home of the Tsistsistas/Suhtaio people. Years of exposure to the contemporary and historical artwork of his people, in both community and museum contexts, have helped the artist understand his role as a contemporary Tsistsistas/Suhtaio artist. Just as his relatives in the past did he deliberately expresses himself in a wide variety of mediums, modes of expression and thematic directions, refusing to limit his work to singular directions, material categories or thematic structures.
Spang’s artwork has exhibited widely in the US, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and South America. Museum collections include the Denver Art Museum, National Museum of the American Indian and the Montclair Art Museum. Spang works as an independent artist and maintains a studio in Billings, Montana.