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Isabel Rorick

Haida

(1955- )


Isabel was born in Old Masset, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia), into the Raven moiety Yahgu’7laanaas. Her Haida name, S’it kwuns, means Red Moon, which was a name held by her maternal great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw. She comes from a long line of weavers, including her mother, Primrose Adams; her aunt Delores Churchill, and cousins April and Holly Churchill. She began to weave seriously in 1982.

The artist most dedicated to having weaving considered a fine art form beyond craft, she has been included in many exhibitions showcasing new directions in Northwest Coast art, including “Topographies: Recent Aspects of British Columbia Art” at the Vancouver Art Gallery and “Native Visions” at the Seattle Art Museum. She has pieces in the British Museum (London), Vancouver Art Gallery, Royal British Columbia Museum (Victoria), Canadian Museum of Civilization (Hull, Quebec), Burke Museum (Seattle), New York Historical Association (Cooperstown), National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) and Heard Museum (Phoenix).

  • Awarded BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art, 2009.
  • son: Robin Rorick

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Spirit Wrestler Gallery

47 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 1A1

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3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.

Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
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