Tsimshian (Lax Kw’alaams)
April 14, 1970
Corey Moraes is a self-taught artist who has worked with Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Dwayne Simeon. He has worked in both the USA and Canada. He painted canoes for Vision Quest Journeys in 1997, and was featured in the highly successful Totems to Turquoise exhibition that toured throughout North America in 2005. Corey was included in two major exhibitions in 2009. The first was the Challenging Traditions exhibition at Ontario's McMichael Gallery, a show that was dedicated to exploring innovative and experimental works from the Northwest Coast. The second was Continuum: Vision and Creativity on the Northwest Coast at Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery, which highlighted 23 established Aboriginal artists from BC, Washington State, and Alaska. His most recent accomplishment was receiving the 2010 Aboriginal Traditional Visual Art Award and Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Corey works in the Coastal Tsimshian style, and produces gold and silver jewellery, masks, wood carvings, and limited edition prints.