JUNGEN, Brian




Author Tags: Aboriginal Authors, Art

Born in Fort St. John to Swiss and Dane-zaa parents in 1970, Brian Jungen attended Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and received Canada's largest prize given to an artist under age forty, the inaugural Sobey Art Award, in 2002. He is known for taking apart and reconfiguring ready-made objects. His installations and sculptures, including compositions that use white plastic chairs to resemble dinosaurs and Nike running shoes to resemble First Nations regalia, are featured in a co-publication with the Vancouver Art Galley entitled Brian Jungen (D&M 2005), credited to VAG Chief Curator Daina Augaitis, with a variety of contributors.

[BCBW 2005]"Indianology"