Category: indigenous art

Quick Hits: Antonio Briceño

Antonio Briceño is a Venezuelan photographer and biologist whose work promotes the conservation of nature and indigenous cultures. In a series called “Gods of America,” Briceño creates portraits of indigenous people set against natural and cultural landscapes.

Quick Hits: Trinkets

Chloe French creates these beaded necklaces from her village of Kake, in southeast Alaska.  “My grandmother is Tlingit and I am named after her: Sk.wein,” French says.  “We are of the Eagle Moiety, Tsaagweidi Clan (Killer Whale Seal Clan) and Yaax Aan Kowtl Tsexi Hit (The House that Anchors the Village).”

42/150: Jamasee Pitseolak Bucks Tradition

These works assembled from individually carved pieces of stone are the edgy, non-traditional works of Jamasee Padluq Pitseolak. He was born in 1968 in Nunavut, Cape Dorset on southern Baffin Island, the tiny Nunavut community known since the 1950s as the centre of Inuit art and where generations […]

31/150: Michael Massie – Order of Canada

Inuit artist Michael Massie has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. A sculptor and silversmith from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Massie told the CBC he was so surprised to be appointed that he first thought the call today from the Governor-General’s office […]