Chazz Mack was born in Vancouver in 1990 and the family moved soon after to Bella Bella, British Columbia. He is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation but he has resided in Nuxalk Territory for most of his life. Chazz is a member of the Raven, Grizzly and Double Headed Sea Serpent clan from Bella Coola. His Nuxalk name is Nunuusxli which means “Is a fast learner” or “likes to learn things.”
His father, Joe Mack, inspired him to draw at the age of 13 and at 14 he began to study with renowned artist Alvin Mack which continued throughout his teenage years.
In the fall of 2009 Chazz began his training at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in Terrace, British Columbia and he continues to study his traditional tribal style. He feels that his development as an artist has flourished in the last two years. He also understands that there is so much more to learn and he is constantly discovering new expressions that inspire his creativity.
Chazz continues to perfect his art and he feels that he is approaching a personal style within the greater Heiltsuk style.
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, 2011.
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