Cole Speck (b. 1991) was raised on the Namgis reserve on Alert Bay, BC. Speck comes from a very strong cultural and artistic heritage. His great grandfather was the late Chief John Speck of the Tlowitsis, father of the late Henry Speck Sr. Cole is also the great grandson of the late Harry Hanuse of Mamalalaka.
As an apprentice of the late master carver Beau Dick, Speck continues to promote Kwakwaka’wakw culture through his practice and the knowledge gained from his mentor. He also apprenticed under master carver Wayne Alfred. Speck has a tremendous love and respect for his culture and he aspires to keep old traditions alive while allowing his contemporary style to emerge.
Early Works II, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
Devoured by Consumerism, White Columns, New York NY
NADA Art Fair, Skylight Clarkson North, New York NY
Divergent Convergence, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
Art Toronto | International Art Fair, Fazakas Gallery Booth, Toronto ON
Inappropriate, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
Claiming Space, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC
Story, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
RezErect: Native Erotica, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver BC
Otter Woman, 2020
Cedar, paint, horsehair
Yaksam Bagwanum, 2020
Cedar, oil pastel, horsehair
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 60"