Bracken Hanuse Corlett
Wuikinuxv, Klahoose, Kwakwaka'wakw
Bracken is an interdisciplinary artist based on the Sunshine Coast. He began working in theatre and performance in 2001, before transitioning towards a practice that fuses painting and drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation, and narrative. His work combines traditional Indigenous Northwest Coast iconography and history with new media and concepts. He is a graduate of the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and received a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He has also studied under acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons, Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt. Bracken was a recipient of the 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art and was also awarded a YVR Art Foundation Masterpiece Study Program Grant this same year.