Cody Mathias

Coast Salish

April 17, 1962

Vancouver, BC

Cody Mathias grew up on the Capilano Reserve in North Vancouver, and spent his childhood watching his father and grandfather carve totem poles in his backyard. He started carving wood at the age of ten, and began selling his work at the age of fifteen. In February of 2008, Cody 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.