Atheana Picha


July 23, 1999

Vancouver, BC

Atheana was given the name Nash’mene’ta’naht by Gerry Oleman from the St’at’imc First Nation, which translates to “Go-getter Woman”. She is an interdisciplinary artist, working mostly in 2-dimentional media. She started learning Salish wool weaving with Musqueam weaver Debra Sparrow in 2019, and learning silver engraving, wood carving, and tool making with Squamish artist Aaron Nelson-Moody in 2018. She studied Fine Art at Langara College for three years, with a focus on ceramics, intaglio printmaking, and wood carving. Atheana is a two-time recipient of the YVR Art Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship. In 2022, she participated in Lattimer Gallery's Annual Charity Bentwood Box Auction.