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Brian Jungen (born April 29, 1970 in Fort St. John, British Columbia) is an artist of Dane-Zaa and Swiss ancestry living and working in the North Okanagan of British Columbia. Working in a diverse range of two and three dimensional materials “Jungen is widely regarded as a leading member of a new generation of Vancouver artists”.  While Indigeneity and identity politics have been central to much of his work, Jungen has “a lot of other interests” and themes that run through his oeuvre.  His work adresses many audiences’ misconception that “native artists are not allowed to do work that is not about First Nations identity”, by making poetic artworks that defy categorization.

Jungen is represented by Catriona Jefferies in Vancouver and by Casey Kaplan in New York. He has been exhibiting internationally since the early 2000’s, all the while “[remaining] low-key, preferring to stay away from the spotlight and focus on making his work”. 

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