About

Sonny Assu (Ligwilda’xw of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations) has been recognized for his mashups of Indigenous iconography and popular culture. Through a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, prints, large-scale installations and interventions Assu’s work maintains a profound connection to past traditions while speaking to pertinent issues of our time.
Assu’s work is included in numerous major public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2021, Assu received the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, awarded every two years by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana - the home of one of the finest collections of Indigenous art in the world.

Selected Works

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Sonny Assu

Embraced by the Ancestors

2022

Wool and cotton Jacquard tapestry

  • 52" x 96"
  • Weaver: Sophia Borowska
Sonny Assu

The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #36

2016

Archival pigment print

  • Image Size: 31" x 26"
  • Edition of 5
Sonny Assu

The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #37

2016

Archival pigment print

  • Image Size: 31" x 26"
  • Edition of 5
Sonny Assu

The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #38

2016

Archival pigment print

  • Image Size: 31" x 26"
  • Edition of 5
Sonny Assu

Mia-moo

2021

Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, acrylic medium, Marvel comic book pages on panel

  • 51" x 33"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Sonny Assu

Oh, yeah, the area’s gettin’ real built up, for sure. Local indians are making a killing.

2021

Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, acrylic medium, Marvel comic book pages on panel

  • 51" x 33"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Sonny Assu

Ah figured ah could sucker you in for a Sunday punch

2021

Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, acrylic medium, Marvel comic book pages on panel

  • 51" x 33"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Sonny Assu

Bigshot

2021

Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, acrylic medium, Marvel comic book pages on panel

  • 51" x 33"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey

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