“Culture is not stagnant. Through contact and the technological revolution Tlingit culture is constantly adapting, observing, and searching for its place in the world.” Alison Bremner
Born and raised in Southeast Alaska, Tlingit artist Alison O. Bremner is of both native and non-native descent. This rich heritage allows her to approach the experience of modern native life from a unique perspective, infusing her works at times with humor and social commentary while also creating art for specific traditional ceremonies. Indeed, she views her artistic practice as part of her commitment to the general revitalization of Tlingit culture in her hometown of Yakutat, Alaska. Her will to approach art in her own unique way leads her to make use of many different media, including regalia, digital collage and woodcarving.
Having learned under master artists David R. Boxley and David A. Boxley, Alison Bremner now has work exhibited in the top Northwest Coast art galleries in Vancouver, BC, Victoria, BC, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and Southeast Alaska. Additionally, her work has been acquired by many permanent collections, including the British Museum since 2013. She has featured in numerous specialist publications and has been invited as guest speaker at universities, museums, workshops and festivals across Northern America.