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Nicholas Galanin

Multidisciplinary Artist

Sitka, Alaska

Tlingit/Aleut artist Nicholas Galanin describes his work as “contemporary multimedia work that transcends the familiar, time-honored iconography of Tlingit and Northwest Coast art.” He combines the traditional and contemporary in works such as Tsu Héidei Shugaxtutaan (2006), a two-part video in which a Tlingit dancer moves to a techno soundtrack, and a non-Native break-dancer interprets a Tlingit song. Galanin received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award in 2011.

Portrait photo courtesy Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe.

Donor -This award was generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation.

This artist page was last updated on: 07.08.2024

Wolf, 2009; photo credit Wayne Leidenfrost