Thinking and Looking Piece
Arthur Renwick (1965) comes from two places in northern B.C.: Kitamaat, the ancestral home of the Haisla people, and Kitimat, an Alcan company town, built in the fifties to house the aluminum smelter’s workers. Now based out of Toronto, Arthur Renwick is an artist, musician and professor who teaches Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. The Haisla village of Kitamaat, to which he returns every summer, continues to play a central role in Arthur’s identity and art. Renwick’s recent work has been garnering a lot of attention nationally and internationally.