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Ken McNeil

Ken McNeil

Tahltan, Tlingit, Nisga’a

(1961- )

Ken McNeil is a founding instructor of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in Terrace, BC. He is well known in the art community and has been involved in the production of major public works nationally and abroad. Local projects include the 13-foot Grizzly Bear Totem at Kitselas, four poles for the Muks-Kum-Ol Housing Society in Terrace, and the totem pole at the First Nations House of Learning in Vancouver. Ken has been carving for over 25 years and taught in Prince Rupert, Kitselas, Telegraph Creek, and the University of Alaska, Sitka, AK.

Ken apprenticed with his uncle Dempsey Bob and has assisted him on many of his monumental commissions as well as working on major private and corporate commissions of his own. With Stan Bevan, he carved a totem pole for Expo 92 in Seville and a house post for the First Nations House of Learning at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His work has been in many exhibitions, and he is a leading artist of the new generation.

  • Awarded BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art, 2013.

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Spirit Wrestler Gallery

47 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 1A1

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Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.

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