Corey Bulpitt is from the Naikun Raven Clan and was born in Prince Rupert, BC. He is also known as Ta’kiid Aayaa or “Gifted Carver” by the Haida of the Naikun Raven clan. Corey graduated from Langley Fine Art School in 1996 and soon after in 2001 apprenticed under his uncle and renowned artist Christian White in Haida Gwaii.
He learned traditional Haida design techniques specific to woodcarving. After four years of Bulpitts apprenticeship, he began working with his other uncle and master carver, Jim Hunt, at the Museum of Anthropology in UBC. Bulpitt has collaborated on monumental projects with many artists, including Joe David (Nuuchah-nulth), Dwayne Simeon (Kwakwaka’wakw), Chief Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw) and Dempsey Bob (Tahltan/Tlingit). One of Coreys’ notable works includes a 20-foot totem pole for Scouts Canada, a 17-foot pole at Queen Charlotte Lodge, and a 14-foot memorial pole at the Namgis burial ground Alert Bay, BC. He also completed a pole in New Zealand with Maori master carver Lionel Grant and assisted in crafting a 30-foot pole with Klatle Bhi (Coast Salish / Kwakwaka’wakw) for the 2010 Winter Olympics. In 2017, he received a BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art.
2021 Saturday Morning Cereal, Ceremonial/Art, Vancouver, BC
2016 Culture Shift – Une révolution culturelle, Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), 3rd edition, Art Mûr, Montréal QC
Divergent Convergence, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
2015 Converging Suspects: Corey Bulpitt, Olliemoonsta, and Warraba Weatherall, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 AKOS, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver
2013 Beat Nation, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Beat Nation, Mackenzie Gallery, House of the Salmon People-mural, Gina Suuda Tl’l Xasii, Regina SK
Beat Nation, SMU Art Gallery, House of the Salmon People-mural, Halifax NS