Gigaemi Kukwits

Born in 1945, painter Gigaemi Kukwits lives and works in Vancouver (BC) and is of Coast Salish (Squamish) and Kwakwaka'wakw heritage. His primary name was named in a Cedar Bark ceremony by her uncle Simon Baker and derives from her Musgamakw Dzawada'enuxw First Nations grandparents. At a young age, Gigaemi Kukwits trained under artists Douglas Cranmer, Mungo Martin and Mathias Joe. He briefly attended and studied at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 1967.