Collection: Andy Everson

Andy Everson - Kwakwaka'wakw Artist

Andy Everson

Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. in 1972 and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K'ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations. His cultural interests are expressed through dancing, singing, and even the completion of a Master’s degree in anthropology.

Andy feels that his artwork stands on par with these other accomplishments. Although he began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age, his first serious attempt wasn’t until 1990 when he started designing and painting chilkat-style blankets for use in potlatch dancing. From these early self-taught lessons he has tried to follow in the footsteps of his Kwakiutl relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors.

Andy’s artwork is renowned for its contemporary edge that forges a connection between the past and the present.

“When I create art, I do it to reflect where I’m from. It is the way I see the land, the animals and the people to which I belong. I create in order to share this point of view with the world.”

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