Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun, of Coast Salish descent, graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in British Columbia. Yuxweluptun is Salish for “man of many masks,” a name given to the artist during his initiation into the Sxwaixwe Society at the age of fourteen. Lets’lo:tseltun was given to Lawrence by Sto:lo artist Laura Wee Lay Laq in 2018 and means “man of many colours.” His paintings and sculptures combine Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast design, and Western landscape painting. Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun’s paintings can be brutal critiques of issues affecting Canada’s First Nations. He broaches topics such as land title, residential schools, and the destruction of the environment.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun is an advocate for contemporary indigenous issues in Canada. This is evidenced by his exhibition history and reception of awards, such as the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts (VIVA) award in 1998, and will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr University in 2019. Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun / Charlene Vickers, 2021
- Tree Drawings, 2020
- Neo Indian Landscapes and Other Works of Art, 2019
- New Works, 2018
- Drawings, 2017
- Neo-Totems, 2016
- Lukacs | Yuxweluptun, 2015
- Indian World, 2013
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