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Meghann O'Brien

Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida
 
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Meghann O'Brien

Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida
 

Meghann O’Brien works with the weaving traditions instilled by her Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestors.  She has been apprentice to such internationally renown artists as William White, Sherry Dick, Kerri Dick and Donna Cranmer.

Meghann says, “I look forward to integrating my respect for historical weavings with a modern presence.  I intend to raise awareness and find place for Northwest Coast textiles, while maintaining my responsibility to the spiritual and cultural significance of the art forms.”

 

Training:

2009 – 2011        Traditional Yeil Koowu/Naxxiin apprenticeship with William White - Museum of Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert, BC.

2008 – 2009         Yeil Koowu apprenticeship under master Haida weaver Sherri Dick - Sherri Dick Studio.

2007 – 2008         Basketry apprenticeship under Kerri Dick and Donna Cranmer - Beau Dick Studio, Alert Bay, BC.

 

Awards:

2012                    Project Support for Professionals in the Visual Arts.  British Columbia Arts Council.

2011                    Traditional Visual Arts for Individuals. Canada Council of the Arts.

2009                    Aboriginal Art Award – Individual Artist Award.  First Peoples Cultural Foundation.

 

Exhibitions/Presentations:

2012                    “Journeying into Forms: The Mountain Goat Wool Project” –  Solo international exhibit of revived traditional methods.  Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, BC.

2012                    ‘Artist in Residence’ – Publicly wove a lady’s size Yeil Koowu/Naxxiin robe.  Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver, BC.

2011                    “The Power of  Giving”. Exhibited Yeil Koowu textile and process. Ambassador for the U’mista Culural Center - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany.

2011                    ‘Growth Rings of Cedar’ Permanent Collection acquisition.  Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, BC.

2010                    ‘Artist in Residence’ – Public weaving of a Yeil Koowu robe.  U’mista Cultural Society, Alert Bay, BC.

2010                    “Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast” - Group exhibition.  Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, BC.

2009                    “Woven and Sewn in Time” - Group exhibition of basketry. Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver BC.


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