Alano Edzerza has been involved in artistic endeavours since a young age, receiving an award for sculpture from the Victoria, BC School Board at the age of 13. He started learning about Northwest Coast art from his family; in particular, from Terrence Campbell. In 2002, Alano attended school in Arizona under the instruction of Rick Charlie. He has worked with artists: Jay Simeon, Marcel Russ, Phil Gray, Corey Bulpitt, Beau Dick, Mark Preston and Dempsey Bob. As of late, Alano has been working with glass and experimenting with this medium. In October of 2007, Alano had his first solo show at Stonington Gallery in Seattle, where he featured new pieces in glass, jewellery and limited edition prints. The arrival of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 opened even more doors for this rising artist, resulting in the Vancouver Olympic Committee commissioning Alano to create a large scale glass installation at Rogers Arena, as well as the Dutch Olympic Team contracting him to help design their uniforms for the games.
Alano is a young artist who is very familiar with traditional formline but also likes working outside of cultural conventions. Many of his prints are cropped and asymmetrical, encouraging the viewer to look outside of the print space, rather than within it. He also accepts commissions in wood and glass. Please contact us for any custom requests you may have.