Sonny Assu

Sonny Assu

Recipient
Kwakwaka’wakw
Vancouver, BC, British Columbia

Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Sonny Assu has created a strong voice in the First Nations’ artistic community through his innovative technique of combining traditional and contemporary forms. A 2002 graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a degree in Print Media, Painting and Digital Arts, he displays a respect for older traditions through the lens of popular and contemporary culture in his multi disciplinary art practice. Assu’s work can be found in the Museum of Anthropology in BC, the Seattle Art Museum and the National Gallery of Canada.

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