Nicholas Galanin

About Nicholas Galanin

Nicholas Galanin is a Sitka, Alaska-based artist whose work offers perspectives rooted in a connection to land through an intentionally broad engagement with contemporary culture. He engages past, present, and future through two- and three-dimensional works and time-based media, exposing intentionally obscured collective memory and barriers to acquisition of knowledge. Galanin apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers, earned a BFA at London Guildhall University in Jewelry Design and an MFA in Indigenous Visual Arts at Massey University in New Zealand. His work has shown internationally including at Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn; Whitney Museum, New York; Honolulu Museum; Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Heard Museum, Phoenix; Anchorage Museum; Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver; Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe; and Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, among many others. He is a member of the Winter Count and Black Constellation artist collectives.