Nelson White: Tukien (Awaken)

January 2023

Born and raised in the community of Epwikek, Ktaqmkuk (Flat Bay, NL), Nelson White is a member of the Flat Bat First Nation Band. He studied visual arts at the Bay St George Community College before graduating from NSCAD.

“I’ve often been told that my work, especially in art school, wasn’t ‘Native enough.’ But there’s no one definition of Indigenous. The Indigenous people I know are these cool, interesting, vibrant people that I want to introduce you to. That’s who I paint.”
Find more details about this wonderful exhibition here

(Image above: Contemplation: Aiden Ash Penwaq: Artist/Dancer, oil on canvas, 2019)