Alano Edzerza

Alano Edzerza was born in 1981 and belongs to the Raven clan of the Tahltan Nation. 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 encouragement pushed him towards his artistic career. At 21, Edzerza began working in Northwest Coast art under the tutelage of his family member and fellow Tahltan artist, Terrance Campbell. In 2002, Edzerza furthered his education by attending school in Arizona for jewelry where he worked under the instruction of Rick Charlie. He has also had the opportunity to work with artists Jay Simeon, Marcel Russ, Philip Gray, Rick Adkins, Corey Bulpitt, and many others. 

Edzerza is a capable carver and talented graphic designer. He has produced wood carved panels, acrylic paintings, serigraph prints and sketches, as well as silver and gold cast jewelry. Edzerza's work often reflects his interest in digital media, making many of his designs in a vector format. This has allowed him to be innovative and to move through many different mediums and scales, such as glass, giclée prints, grand-scale installations, a clothing line and performance sportswear. For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver he was commissioned by Vancouver Olympic Committee to create a large scale glass installation for Rogers Arena. As well, ASICS and the Dutch Olympic Team contracted him to help design their uniforms. He has had numerous group shows and solo shows in Canada and abroad.

9 items

Chilkat Earrings
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

$600.00

Chilkat Pendant
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

$60.00

Eagle Pendant
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

"Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology. It is respected for its inte...

"Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both literal and figurative sense. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usually noble characters. Eagle spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Eagle may often be depicted with Salmon, one of its favourite foods. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, shamans believe...

$3,500.00

In or Out
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

Edition /200This print is only available framed.The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, ...

Edition /200This print is only available framed.The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$650.00

Raven Pendant
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$680.00

Skookums Dream II
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

Edition /200Available framed for $625 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Frogs are associat...

Edition /200Available framed for $625 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Frogs are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. The primary spirit helpers of shamans, frogs are communicators and often represent the voice of the people.

$200.00

Toothtah
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

Edition /200Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Toothtah was Alano...

Edition /200Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Toothtah was Alano’s first professionally recognized artwork. It is an homage to Alano’s principal art instructor, Terrance Campbell. This piece is an interpretation of the Tahltan Eagle Crest rendered in a Bent Wood Box style.

$240.00

Wolf Panel
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is...

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$20,000.00

Wolf Panel
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

Edition /7This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directl...

Edition /7This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.Many steps and many materials are involved in making this cast edition Wolf panel by Tahltan artist Alano Edzerza. The first is to create a rubber mold from the original red cedar carving. The next step is to apply a layer of composite that contains metal shavings, which is then backed up with a polymer resin, gypsum and fiberglass composite. Our caster, Jack, uses his own recipe with raw compon...

$16,000.00