Tues – Sat, 11 AM – 5 PM
MUSQUEAM | TSLEIL-WAUTUTH | SQUAMISH
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Fazakas Gallery promotes a diverse selection of contemporary art with a special emphasis on works by established and up-and-coming Indigenous artists. As both a commercial gallery and exhibition space, we offer a vibrant contemporary program that features an array of art aimed to enhance, enrich, and broaden visibility and understanding of Indigenous 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 indigenous artists such 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 1998. 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.
In 2017, LaTiesha was the curatorial coordinator for Kwakwaka’wakw artist, activist, and chief Beau Dick for his participation in Documenta 14 in Athens, GR and Kassel, DE. The exhibition garnered international acclaim and launched contemporary Northwest Coast art to a global scale. Fall 2017 saw LaTiesha debut her feature-length documentary Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick – a film eight years in the making that 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.
In 2019, she curated the exhibition Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism, first shown at White Columns, New York where it was co-organized by Matthew Higgs, and then at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon. LaTiesha also authored an accompanying catalog showcasing the life and work of Beau Dick that featured essay contributions from John Cussans and Candice Hopkins.