Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Coast Salish/Squamish/Kwakwaka'wakw


Kamloops, BC

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 1983 with an honours degree in Painting. Yuxweluptun's strategy is to document and promote change in contemporary Indigenous history in large-scale paintings using Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast formal design elements, and the Western landscape tradition. His painted works explore political, environmental, and cultural issues. Yuxweluptun's personal and socio-political experiences enhance this practice of documentation. His work has been included in numerous international group and solo exhibitions, such as INDIGENA: Contemporary Native Perspectives in 1992. He was the recipient of the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts (VIVA) award in 1998. In 2016, the UBC Museum of Anthropology produced a major retrospective of his work titled Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.