Haisla Collins

Haisla Collins is a mixed media Vancouver artist and is indigenous to territories of northern BC (Tsimshian, Nisga’a Gitsan). She is an award winning artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and has been practising art production since 1992. She has a history of drawing, painting, printmaking, beading, mixed media and textile art. Her work is magical, expressionist and incorporates stories and cultural elements from indigenous peoples across Canada. She is an experienced community organizer and instructor with artists and communities in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver BC and beyond.
Her work has shown in professional and community art shows since 1993. And she has been involved in mural projects such as Through the Eye of the Raven (which is the largest piece of public art is Western Canada), the Big Print Project Chinatown (where she produced 8’X4′ block prints printed with a steam roller in Sun Yat Sen Garden Plaza) and has recently worked on windows at the Orange hall (BC Housing) and is lead artist for the wall at 600 block Beatty street called Spirits of the Realms (which was won through the 150+ Vancouver Mural Contest.) Haisla is also lead singer and harmonica player for blues and roots band Haisla with Nasty, Brutish and Short.

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