Seldom does one find an artist who blends such a stunning
sense of design with such a rich awareness of his cultural heritage.
Ingram's work is precise and detailed, yet fluid and free. The natural
balance and composition of his work reflect a special sensitivity that
reveals a new dimension to even familiar subjects. His work is an
outstanding blend of traditional values and contemporary technique.
Ingram was raised on a farm in southeast Oklahoma by his
Choctaw mother and his Cherokee father. His great-grandparents had
walked to the Indian Territory form North Carolina on the infamous Trail of
Tears. Although Jerry's early ambition was to be a lumberjack like his
father, his preoccupation with painting and drawing won out and his attended
the Institute of American Indian Arts and Okalahoma State Tech. He had his
first one-man show in the council house of the Creek Indian Nation.