Randy Lee White
RANDY LEE WHITE
The constant ingredient in Randy Lee White's art is the pictograph, which he uses to tell a story to the viewer. It is White's desire to keep the art form of the pictograph, which has a history dating back to 3,000 BC in traditional societies, alive for future generations. His paintings are given strength by his incorporation of symbols that become more than straightforward artistic images, but rather clues for meaning. White's pictures are wordless messages that speak of tension and struggle; the tension between life and death, war and peace, hunting and domestic life, representation and abstraction, a dying art form and a living, breathing art form. Although Randy lee White says that he has both French and North Dakota Sioux heritage, he prefers to identify himself simply as an artist.
Randy Lee White's works are found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, the Museum of Fine arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the U.S. Department of State.