Landon Gunn

CULTURAL GROUP:
Kwakwaka’wakw/Métis

BORN:
October 6, 1981

BIRTHPLACE:
Kimberley, BC

Landon Gunn has been carving since 2002. He has worked with a number of artists including Haida artist Clarence Mills, with whom he assisted in carving totem poles and learned to carve jewellery from. He has also worked on masks with Tsimshian/Cree artist Phil Gray and Haida artist Jay Simeon, both of whom were a source of inspiration for him. In February of 2008, Landon graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, which was led by Kwakwaka’wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace. In 2011, Landon released his first two limited edition silkscreen prints. In 2013, Landon participated in Lattimer Gallery's Annual Charity Bentwood Box Event, wherein the sale of his box generated $800.00 CAD that was donated to Vancouver's Urban Native Youth Association. In early 2014, Landon completed an intricate bracelet commission through Lattimer Gallery for the Victoria Shamrocks Lacrosse Club. Also in 2014, Landon received a YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Artist Scholarship.