Montana Prysnuk2019 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence
Montana Prysnuk, born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon and grew up in the bush just south of the city.
“I come from a long line of Vuntut Gwich’in people in the north, as well as Scandinavian and Ukranian descent. At a young age, I started doing artwork with my siblings and family out at the cabin during rainy summers and cold winter hours. We were always taught to care for and respect nature that gives us life. Beadwork, using caribou antler, and artwork are some of my true passions, it brings me peace and healing to create. I love being in the forest and the north, it is my home.”