Shawna Kiesman was born June 1st 1989, in Prince Rupert, BC and was raised in Victoria, BC. Her mother is Tsimshian/Nisga’a and her father is Haida/German. Before attending The Frieda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, Shawna graduated with two diplomas from Blanche Macdonald. Shawna is now currently attending Emily Carr University of Art + Design to gain her Bachelors in visual arts.
“As a female first-nation artist, I want to create artwork that is an expression of myself and my culture. That is how our ancestors told their stories. I want to continue their stories and start creating my own. Being in this modern society, there is so many distractions that are consuming our attention. I want my artwork to get people to stop, and be inspired. I have started to learn how to express myself and my culture through my pieces. I hope people can connect to them in their own way, may it heal them or even inspire them to connect to their own heritage.”
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
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