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Alano Edzerza, Tahltan Nation

Alano Edzerza belongs to the Raven clan of the Tahltan Nation. Born in 1981, he has been an artist since he could hold a pencil; and received his first recognition of merit at age thirteen for a sculpture award from the school board of Victoria. This early talent developed rapidly into a professional career with international gallery and museum shows.

Alano began working in Northwest Coast art under the tutelage of his family member, fellow Tahltan artist, Terrance Campbell. In 2002 Alano furthered his education by attending school in Arizona for jewelry making under the instruction of Rick Charlie. He has also had the opportunity to work with artists Jay Simeon, Marcel Russ, Philip Grey, Corey Bulpitt, and many others. Currently he shares a studio in Vancouver and works with Rick Adkins, whom Alano considers one of the top jewelry designers in the Vancouver area. As of late, Alano has been working with glass and experimenting with this medium.

Alano Edzerza has been featured in 8 major shows. Alano has also recently completed three twelve by four foot installations in the medium of steel for one building, and is currently working with two other large building projects.