Alert Bay, BC
Corrine Hunt's grandmother is A’neesla’ga, a Tlingit noblewoman from Alaska. Her uncle is engraver Norman Brotchie. Corrine has lived in the Vancouver area since 1975, graduating from high school and continuing her education at Simon Fraser University, where she majored in Anthropology. Norman Brotchie sparked her interest in creating art with his beautiful hand-engraved jewellery, and was instrumental in introducing her to Kwakwaka'wakw art. Corrine has been working as a jeweller since 1985. She sells her work to galleries throughout North America, and is collected around the world. In 2006, she designed the logo for the World Peace Forum, which was held in Vancouver. She also has large installations at Whistler's Hilton Hotel, and the office for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). In 2009, Corrine co-created the medals for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver with designer Omer Arbel. In 2019, she wrote the foreword to the landmark publication Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry by author Alex Dawkins.