About

Shawn Hunt is a Heiltsuk artist born in Waglisla (Bella Bella), British Columbia. Hunt’s practice is directly informed by his Scottish, French and First Nations background and the visual culture and traditions that accompany it. He works with the traditional Northwest Coast design principle, known as formline, to create abstract, surreal, and sculptural artworks based on ancestral Heiltsuk Cosmology that often reference contemporary aboriginal life. Hunt is always seeking to push the boundaries of the art form, often combining non-traditional ideas with innovative uses of materials and motifs in his work. 

Selected Works

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Shawn Hunt

When He Spoke He Growled

2020

Yellow cedar, horsehair, leather, steel

  • 16" x 9 1/2" x 9"
Shawn Hunt

Untitled

2020

Red cedar, horsehair

  • 15" x 10" x 9"
Shawn Hunt

Becoming Eagle

2020

Yellow cedar, horsehair, leather, steel

  • 17" x 15" x 12"
Shawn Hunt

Wolfman

2020

Yellow cedar, horsehair, steel

  • 16 3/4” x 10 1/8” x 18”
Shawn Hunt

Dancing a Message to the Ancestors

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 54" x 72 1/2"
Shawn Hunt

At Night They Became Animals

2020

Acrylic on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
Shawn Hunt

The Messenger

2020

Acrylic on canvas

  • 54" x 72"
Shawn Hunt

The Beginning of Something

2020

Acrylic on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
Shawn Hunt

The Gift

2020

Acrylic on canvas

  • 60" x 40"
Shawn Hunt

The Creation of a New Song

2020

Acrylic on canvas

  • 36" x 30
Shawn Hunt

When Skin Becomes Feathers

2019

Yellow cedar, horsehair, leather, steel

  • 14 1/2" x 18" x 10"
Shawn Hunt

Ancestor of Eagles

2019

Yellow cedar, horsehair, leather, steel

  • 16 1/2" x 14 1/2" x 9"

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