Posts Tagged ‘tinglit’

Artist of the moment……..Nicholas Galanin



Nicholas Galanin is an American multiple medium artist from Alaska. Nicholas Galanin was born in Sitka, Alaska in the year 1979. The artist works as a sculptor, with video and other digital mediums, and photographer. Galanin also is a musician.

Galanin studied at the collegiate level abroad earning a B.F.A. from London Guildenhall University. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Massey University located in New Zealand.

Below a great interview with Nicholas Galanin:

Galanin represents the Tinglit and Aleut nations.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

One series done by Galanin featured sculptures of faces made from books, sometimes using as many as 2,000 pages. In this works the end sculpture might be a mask made from a book on Tinglit history. He even created a mask using a bible.

Galanin lists photographer Ed Curtis as a major influence. Curtis was known for his black and white images of Native Americans.

Below a link  to the website of the artist:

What I enjoy most about this artist is the way he mixes cultures such as French design with First Nations masks.



Artist of the moment……Northwest Coast Artist Dean Heron

Dean Heron is a young Northwest Coast artist born in the year 1970 in Teslin, Yukon. Dean Huron represents the Kaska/Tlingit nations. His father worked for the public school system so the artist was able to see much of the country as a child. Dean Heron is a member of the Wolf Clan.

Heron started to pursue art as a profession with the encouragement of his wife. Heron learned to paint first, and then took up carving. Eventually Dean Heron enrolled at the Freda Deising School of Northwest Coast Art where he studied under master Northwest Coast artist Dempsey Bob among other notable artists.

Recently Dean Heron took a voyage to New Zealand to learn about the art and culture there.

Works range from jewelry and pendants at $200 to larger carvings reaching $10,000.

Here is a link to the personal website of Dean Heron: