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Located in the heart of Vancouver’s East Side, Fazakas Gallery promotes a diverse selection of contemporary art with a special emphasis on works by established and up and coming Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. As both a commercial gallery and exhibition space, we offer a vibrant contemporary program which features an array of art aimed to enhance, enrich, as well as broaden visibility and understanding of Northwest Coast art. By recognizing and promoting the enduring impact of art, we are committed to establishing a vital dialogue among artists, collectors, and cultural institutions worldwide.
We offer works by established Northwest Coast indigenous artists as: Beau Dick, Rande Cook, and Don Yeomans. We also offer works by emerging and mid-career artists, such as: Maureen Gruben, Mark Preston, Jason Baerg, Couzyn van Heuvelen, and Corey Bulpitt.
We provide a comprehensive approach to helping clients build their portfolio, while also reviewing existing collections to foster fresh new directions.
Visit our gallery page to see a selection of works available for purchase.
Director and Curator LaTiesha Fazakas has been dedicated to studying Contemporary Indigenous Art since 2001. While completing her degree in Art History at the University of British Columbia, she worked as an art dealer in Vancouver where she gained the experience and expertise that gave her the tools to establish Fazakas Gallery in 2013.
2017 marked a big year for LaTiesha and the gallery. She was the curatorial coordinator for Kwakwaka’wakw artist, activist, and chief Beau Dick’s participation in Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. The exhibition garnered international acclaim, and launched contemporary Northwest Coast Art to a global scale. Most recently, she curated Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism. The exhibition was previously shown at White Columns New York in 2019 where it was organized by Matthew Higgs, and most recently at Remai Modern. The exhibition was also accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue produced in collaboration with Figure 1 Publishing, showcasing the life and work of Beau Dick. Alongside LaTiesha, contributing authors include John Cussans and Candice Hopkins.
In 2017, LaTiesha’s career was propelled into the exciting direction of filmmaking when she and Natalie Boll directed the feature-length documentary Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick – a film which situates Dick’s life and work within cultural and political movements while exploring crossovers into the contemporary art world. The film was featured in international film festivals, played in theatres across Canada, and was nominated for the Cultural Award at the Victoria International Film Festival.