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A little bit about me...

I am really excited to be working with the staff and community at Raycam this year. Below is my longform bio. I will be highlighting the artists I am bringing in this year in the same way and am really looking forward to helping facilitate these connections in the community.

Bracken Hanuse Corlett is a interdisciplinary artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He began working in theatre and performance in 2001 and eventually transitioned towards his current practice that fuses sculpture, painting and drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation and narrative. He is a graduate of the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for Visual Arts. He has studied Northwest Coast art, carving and design from acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt. He was a recipient of the 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art and has recently received public art commissions from the City of Vancouver and the City of Victoria. He is currently the 2020 Artist in Residence at Raycam Cooperative Centre as part of the Artists in Communities Program - a collaboration between artists, community centre associations, and the Vancouver Park Board.

Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and screenings have been at Grunt Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Unit PITT Projects, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane, Three Walls Gallery - Chicago, Ottawa International Animation Festival, SAW Gallery, Royal BC Museum, Open Space, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Urban Shaman, Mackenzie Art Gallery, ImagineNative and Toronto International Film Festival.

Photo Credit: Sarah Biscarra Dilley

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