Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Letslo:tseitun

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Letslo:tseitun, 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.  Letslo:tseitun 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 Letslo:tseitun’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 Letslo:tseitun 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 Letslo:tseitun lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Biography

Gallery Exhibitions

Survey of Works 

Untitled ( landscape), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 35.35 x 26″
Northwest Coast Climate Change, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 76 x 96″
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Indian World My Home and Native Land, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 10’ x 7’. Photo by Barb Choit.
Indian World My Home and Native Land, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 84″
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Natives playing on the Land, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 9' x 6'
Natives playing on the Land, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 108 x 72″
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, The One Percent , 2015, acrylic on canvas, 7' x 5'
The One Percent , 2015, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 60″
Painting by Laurence Paul Yuxweluptun: Christy Clark and the Kinder Morgan Go-Go Girls, acrylic on canvas, 2015.
Christy Clark and the Kinder Morgan Go-Go Girls,2015, acrylic on canvas, Photo credit: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery
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Fucking Creeps They’re Environmental Terrorists, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 72”
Painting by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. The Direction of Land Claim Negotiations, 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 72” x 68”. Photo by Barb Choit.
The Direction of Land Claim Negotiations, 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 68”
Painting by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. New Chiefs on the Land, acrylic on canvas, 169 cm x 213 cm, 2006
New Chiefs on the Land, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 84″
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Installation view, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, 2016. Photo by Barb Choit.
Installation view, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Neo-Totems, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, July 2016.
Sculpture by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Untitled, 2016, cedar, acrylic, 16 x 11 x 10 inches.
Untitled, 2016, cedar, acrylic, 16 x 11 x 10″.
Sculpture by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Untitled, 2016, cedar, acrylic, 15 x 9 x 10 inches.
Untitled, 2016, cedar, acrylic, 15 x 9 x 10″.
 
Painting by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Portrait of a Residential School Child, acrylic on canvas, 162.5 cm x 133 cm, 2005
Portrait of a Residential School Child, 2005, Acrylic on canvas, 63.3 x 52.8″
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The Impending Nisga’a’ Deal. Last Stand. Chump Change, 1996, Acrylic on canvas 80 x 96″. Collection Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Trevor Mills

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