Couzyn van Heuvelen

Introducing Couzyn van Heuvelen

Baleen Lure (2015) - Couzyn van Heuvelen (Inuk) - Baleen, fish hook, thread, brass

Baleen Lure (2015), Couzyn van Heuvelen, Baleen, fish hook, thread, brass.

Fazakas Gallery is excited to introduce the work of Canadian inuk artist Couzyn van Heuvelen. Born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, but living in Southern Ontario for most of his life, his work explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and personal narratives. While rooted in the history and traditions of Inuit art, the work strays from established Inuit art making methods and explores a range of fabrication processes. Couzyn holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from NSCAD University. His work is featured in the Inuit Art Quarterly magazine.

Walrus Lure (2015) - Couzyn van Heuvelen (Inuk) - Silver, fish hook, thread, brass

Walrus Lure (2015), Couzyn van Heuvelen, Silver, fish hook, thread, brass.

Great North Exhibition

Couzyn’s work will be featured alongside Tlingit artist Mark Preston in their upcoming group exhibition titled Great North, in February 2017. This show aims to examine their perspective voices as artists contributing to the Canadian cultural landscape. More details about the exhibition coming soon.

Opening reception February 8th 5-8 pm

Fazakas Gallery will be exhibiting at the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), New York, for the first time.


Fazakas Gallery is honoured to be invited to participate in NADA in New York, March 2-5, 2017. If you are in the city that weekend, make sure to check out our projects booth that will feature the works of Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick.

“The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.”

Visit NADA’s website for more information:

Untitled (Mask 1), Mark Preston (Tlingit), Yellow cedar, acrylic, abalone shell, 15 1/2" x 12 1/2", $3,200

Mark Preston’s work to be included in exhibition at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in summer 2017

The gallery is pleased to announce Mark Preston’s participation in the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ upcoming exhibition, Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Native American Art curated by Manuela Well-Off-Man.

The show opens on July 7th, 2017. The opening reception will be held on August 17, 2017.

If you plan to be in Santa Fe next summer, be sure to check out this incredible exhibition featuring many wonderful Indigenous artists.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501


8 Ways that Vancouver Galleries are Coping with the Real-Estate Crunch

Fazakas Gallery’s collaboration with WAAP was mentioned in Canadian Art magazine this week in an article about how Vancouver galleries and artist-run spaces cope with low vacancy and high rents. Using Fazakas Gallery and WAAP as an example, Shauna Jean Doherty writes about the benefits of sharing gallery space.

Read the article here!

Image: Exterior view of Fazakas Gallery in the Heatley Block building.