b. 1971 in Colorado Springs, Colorado; lives in Chicago, Illinois
2011 winner of the prestigious Discovery Fellowship from the Southwestern Association of Indian Artists (SWAIA) and the Heard Museum’s Best of Class (paintings, drawings graphics, photography) at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2010, received his degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe) in 1992, and also studied at the Chicago Art Institute. A Chicago-based artist of Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux heritage, his work in the collections of the Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS) and the Museum of Contemporary Native Art (Santa Fe, NM) among others.
Pappan participated in the LandMarks project.