Kelly Robinson Nuu-Chan-Nulth artist

Kelly Robinson – Curator’s Choice Fall 2020

As a descendant of Nuxalk and Nuu-Chan-Nulth nations, artist Kelly Robinson from Bella Coola is garnering attention for his fine jewelry and wood carving designs that are inspired by his dual heritage. Recently awarded a scholarship by YVR Art Foundation in 2019, Kelly was selected in the Mid-Career Artists category and given $5,000 to attend a school of art, work

Alvin Mack – Curator’s Choice Summer 2020

Ask Alvin Mack to reflect on his life and you will get a very candid tale of hardship, personal struggles and the deep-rooted desire to create meaningful art and from that, a meaningful life. “I left Bella Coola at 17 and I swore I was never coming back,” Mack recalls. “It wasn’t always easy, I had no confidence, no self-esteem
Fulmer Award winners BC Achievement Foundation

Gus Cook – Curator’s Choice Spring 2020

In November 2019, Gus Cook received the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art from the BC Achievement Foundation in Vancouver. From an early age, Gus was given encouragement from both his parents to strive towards his goals, be proud of his cultural heritage, and be mindful of his surroundings. He has been influenced by both of his cousins, Rande Cook and

Henry Green – Curator’s Choice Winter 2020

As a recent recipient of the Fulmer Award in First Nations art from the BC Achievement Foundation, Henry Green has achieved a lifetime of recognition for his contribution to Tsimshian arts and culture. A vast and exemplary collection of artworks has been created by Henry over a lengthy career and he has established himself as a "master " in carving

Robert Davidson RCA – Curator’s Choice Fall 2019

Multiple award-winning artist Robert Davidson, now starring in the film doc 'Haida Modern' at the VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) as of October 1st, is one of Canada's most esteemed and respected contemporary First Nations artists. Born in Massett on the Haida Gwaii Islands in 1946, he moved to Vancouver in 1965 and soon met Bill Reid in 1966 when

Maynard Johnny Jr. – Curator’s Choice Summer 2019

Maynard Johnny Jr. began drawing at the early age of 6, and it was in his mid-teens that he began to work seriously at developing his natural artistic talents.  Due to his varied life experience, his work takes influence from many nations; however, he primarily blends Coast Salish with Kwakwaka'wakw art forms which result in a unique and contemporary
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