About the Artist

A message from the artist

Gila Kasla (Thank You),

I am very grateful that you are enjoying the work that I put into my art. I am very fortunate to have such a rich family in their willingness to teach and share their knowledge and expertise with me, which has enabled me to create an art style of my own. It has given me the ability to share my artist abilities and to them all I am very thankful.

– Mulidzas-Curtis Wilson

Mulidzas—J. Curtis Wilson

Curtis WilsonMulidzas is the traditional name handed to Curtis Wilson during a family Potlatch held in 2001. Curtis was born, raised and currently lives in Campbell River with his wife, daughter and son.

Curtis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations Studies from Malaspina University/College in 2002. He has been a part of the Laichwiltach Culture Group for many years and is adamant about learning his culture and heritage. Curtis continues to teach the younger generations about the culture, songs and dances.

Curtis was sketching and drawing in his teens, but didn’t learn how to carve until the late age of 18. He has been learning how to carve for a number of years now and will continue to learn for many more years to come.

Curtis’s experiences in artwork are expanding every day and he is constantly learning new techniques that will help him expand his abilities with his art. Curtis continues to learn new aspects of his culture and heritage every day and one of his goals in life is to learn as much about his culture and heritage, so he can pass it on to the next generations.

To contact Curtis or see more of his work, please visit: www.curtiswilson.ca