New Minor Matters Book Project Will Focus On Multimedia Artist, Nicholas Galanin

 Nicholas Galanin, l to r, We Dreamt Dear, 2015, The American Dream is Alie And Well, 2012. Images courtesy of the artist.

Nicholas Galanin, l to r, We Dreamt Dear, 2015, The American Dream is Alie And Well, 2012. Images courtesy of the artist.

Minor Matters Books has just announced today six new book projects, one of which will focus on the Alaska-based multimedia Artist Nicholas Galanin. 

Nicholas Galanin, Tlingit/ Unangax/multi-disciplinary artist, was born in 1979, and lives and works in Sitka, Alaska. 

For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. He views his creations as “vessels of knowledge, culture and technology—inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic.” His practice includes numerous collaborations, including with his brother and fellow artist Jerrod Galanin under the moniker Leonard Getinthecar, and through his participation in two artist collectives: Black Constellation, and Winter Count. Through two- and three-dimensional works, and time-based media, Galanin encourages reflection on cultural amnesia that actively obscures collective memory and acquisition of knowledge. This is his first monograph.

Galanin has lectured and exhibited nationally and internationally; his works are in over twenty museum collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; the National Museum of the American Indian, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Portland Museum of Art; and the Humboldt Forum, Berlin; among many others. Galanin has apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers. He earned his BFA at London Guildhall University in Jewelry Design, and his MFA in Indigenous Visual Arts at Massey University in New Zealand. This project is being developed with consulting editor Negarra A. Kudumu.

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