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Alan Syliboy

Photo: Alan Syliboy 2010

Alan Syliboy grew up believing that native art was generic.  "As a youth, I found painting difficult and painful, because I was unsure of my identity."  But his confidence grew when he studied privately with Shirley Bear.  He then attended NSCAD in Halifax, where 25 years later, he was invited to sit on the Board of Governors.  Syliboy looks to the indigenous Mi'kmaq petroglyph tradition for inspiration and developes his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms.  His popularization of these symbolic icons has conferred on them a mainstream legitimacy that restores community pride in its Mi'kmaq heritage.

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