Gerry Sheena

Coast Salish

April 13, 1964

Merritt, BC

Gerry Sheena started carving in 1988, and carves almost exclusively in yellow and red cedar. He received much of his training from his brother, Roger Swakum. Since 1998, Gerry has been mentoring youth while creating works of public art. Among these projects is the gateway for the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and a 21-foot totem pole for a housing complex in Vancouver, BC. In 2017, Gerry became an artist-in-residence at Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge.