Ross Chaney is an enrolled member of both the Osage Tribe and Cherokee Nation. He grew up in Oklahoma but now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Chaney received a scholarship to study Japanese art, culture and language and earned two master’s degrees by age 25 in International Relations and Comparative and Regional Studies of East Asia.

A self-taught artist, Chaney wishes to use art as a change agent. In creating his work, he taps into his unconscious where he finds, creates and re-creates a codex of both ancient and contemporary symbols and marks.