Susan Point

CULTURAL GROUP:
Coast Salish

BORN:
April 5, 1952

BIRTHPLACE:
Musqueam Reserve, Vancouver, BC

Susan Point, although primarily self-taught, has received training in wood carving from master carver, John Livingston. She also completed a jewellery course at Vancouver Community College with Jack Leyland. In 1981, she began to study and work in Salish art, especially with jewellery and small sculptures. Susan has been a part of numerous group and solo exhibitions. In 2009, her work was featured in Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, ON. In 2010, her work was exhibited in Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual at the Vancouver Art Gallery in BC; Coast Salish Nation Carving Gallery, BC; and Pavillion, and in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. In 1986, she exhibited in New Visions: Serigraphs by Susan Point, Coast Salish Artist, which was organized by the Museum of Anthropology, UBC. Her work has also been featured overseas, including in galleries in Switzerland in 1989 alongside artists Joe David and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

Susan has been commissioned for many large-scale private and public collections since 1981. In 1993, Susan created various glass, copper, and cedar panels for the Vancouver International Airport, and in 1994 she was commissioned to also carve a 16" diameter red cedar spindle whorl titled Flight. In 2011, she carved a housepost titled Rebirth for the Vancouver Art Gallery, BC, and that year she also carved a red cedar Welcome Figure for Douglas College in New Wesminster, BC. Many of her pieces are featured throughout the city of Vancouver, at the Vancouver International Airport, and at UBC's Museum of Anthropology.

Since the early 1990s, Susan has received numerous awards that recognize her great artistic abilities and achievements. In March of 2004, she was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy, and in 2006 she was awarded the Order of Canada. In 2007, she received a BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art. Susan has been awarded Honorary Doctorates in Fine Arts from Emily Carr College of Art and Design (2008), Simon Fraser University (2008), and the University of British Columbia (2009). Susan has works in private and corporate collections in over 20 countries.

Susan Point Archive


  • A Mark of the Salish - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,880.00
  • Aerial Hunter - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,020.00
  • Ancestral Guardian - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,020.00
  • Autumn Run - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,175.00
  • Awakening - Limited Edition Print


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    $860.00
  • Beaver and the Mink (Part 1 of 2) - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,600.00
  • Black Waters - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,070.00
  • Captive Maiden - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,625.00
  • Common Thread - Framed Limited Edition Print


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    $1,880.00
  • Completing the Circle - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,000.00
  • Eagle and Salmon Spirit - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,225.00
  • Eagle Blanket - Limited Edition Print


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    $795.00
  • Eagle Crest - Limited Edition Print


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    $870.00
  • Eagle, Frog and Butterfly Copper - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,150.00
  • Eagles Carrying Sun - Limited Edition Print


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    $860.00
  • Equality - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,100.00
  • Fishing - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,275.00
  • Harmony - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,080.00
  • Hawk - Limited Edition Print


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    $700.00
  • Hawk Spirit - Limited Edition Print


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    $770.00
  • Images (Salish Artifact III - Box Front Design) - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,420.00
  • Imagism - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,330.00
  • Inspiration - Limited Edition Print


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    $4,180.00
  • Man and Eagles - Limited Edition Print


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    $850.00
  • Man and Salmon - Limited Edition Print


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    $850.00
  • Man and Sea Otters - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,275.00
  • Man and Wolves - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,075.00
  • Midnight Flight - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,450.00
  • Mutsqui - Limited Edition Print


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    $910.00
  • Mystical Whorl - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,200.00
  • New Generation - Limited Edition Print


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    $920.00
  • Northwind (Weir Series) - Limited Edition Print


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    $700.00
  • Pacific Spirit '91 - Limited Edition Print


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    $980.00
  • People of the Forest - Limited Edition Print


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    $950.00
  • Raven Woodcut - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,325.00
  • Reflection of the Sockeye People - Limited Edition Print


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    $880.00
  • S'cinqw' Food of the Thunderbirds - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,275.00
  • Sacred Weave - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,400.00
  • Salish Housepost - Limited Edition Print


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    $950.00
  • Salish Implement Sculpture Series I - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,050.00
  • Salish Spindle Whorl Scinqua - Limited Edition Print


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    $860.00
  • Salmon - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,050.00
  • Salmon People II - Limited Edition Print


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    $825.00
  • Skakala Tseetmōḵs - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,175.00
  • Smiling Frog (State I) - Limited Edition Print


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    $925.00
  • Snake Lady - Limited Edition Print


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    $800.00
  • Song of the Wild - Framed Limited Edition Print


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    $800.00
  • Song of the Wild - Limited Edition Print


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    $800.00
  • Southwind with Mountain Beaver Woman (Weir Series) - Limited Edition Print


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    $700.00
  • Spawning Salmon - Limited Edition Print


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    $880.00
  • Spirit of a Warrior - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,675.00
  • Spirit of the Taku - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,600.00
  • Squirrel - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,050.00
  • Stormwind (Weir Series) - Limited Edition Print


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    $700.00
  • Sturgeon (Series 1 of 2) - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,850.00
  • Sturgeon (Series 2 of 2) - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,700.00
  • Summer's Eve - Limited Edition Print


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    $710.00
  • Swanisit Brings Salmon II - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,010.00
  • Symbol of Power - Limited Edition Print


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    $980.00
  • T-Bird Image - Limited Edition Print


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    $1,100.00