Levon Loncassion

  • Painter
  • Zuni Pueblo
  • Former Firefighter
  • SWAIA-Santa Fe Indian Market Artist
  • 2nd Place Oil Paintings SWAIA 2017

Levon Loncassion grew up on the Zuni Pueblo reservation, enjoying the adventure that came with the Southwest landscape. He knew from a young age that art was an integral part of him, and a way to satisfy the need to understand his culture, past, present, and future.

Loncassion, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in 2005, is an award-winning artist from Zuni Pueblo, with works at Mesa Verde National Park’s visitor center and the Heard Museum. A former wildland firefighter, his art is heavily influenced by nature, along with Zuni culture, and artists from Pueblos to Picasso.

“Having grown up on the Zuni reservation, I am marked by a strong sense of place. At times, I combine a personal, visual interpretation of Zuni archetypes juxtaposed with a variety of western iconography to create an anomalous narrative that mirrors my contemporary reality.”

Loncassion's art exhibit, "Zuni Ceratops and Anomalous Illusions," is on Display in the Artists Circle Gallery at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center April 20 – July 15, 2018.