Exhibition and Public Presentation History (Solo and Group Shows)

Ahtsik Gallery: - Ancestral Translation: Through a Painter's Palette [Group] (Port Alberni, B.C., March 5th - June 5th, 2010)

Steinbrueck Gallery - Pacific Northwest Prints [Group] (Seattle, WA, February 6th - March 6th, 2010)

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion [Group] (Vancouver, B.C., February, 2010) [Pics]

Lattimer Gallery - Purification [Solo] (Vancouver, B.C., December - January, 2009 - 2010) [Pics]

Steinbrueck Gallery - Raven's Time [Group] (Seattle, WA, October 17th - November 7th, 2009) [Pics]

SAW Gallery: - Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture [Group] (Ottawa, ON, April 21st - June 6th, 2009)

House of the Spirit Bear - Life Giver Series [Solo] (Vancouver, B.C., October - December, 2008)

Aboriginal Curatorial Conference - Identity: Shaq'asthut Gathering Place [Group] (Vancouver, B.C., November, 2008) [Pics]

Grunt Gallery - Gratitude [Solo] (Vancouver, B.C., June - August, 2008) [Pics]

Kamloops Art Gallery - Shazam! Breaking Out of the Box [Group] (Kamloops, B.C., January - February, 2008)

Native Winds Gallery - Thunder Beings [Solo] (Honolulu, Hawaii, January, 2008)

VIVO Studios - Native Youth Artists Collective Exhibition [Group] (Vancouver, B.C., December, 2007)

KAYA Studios - KAYA Exhibition [Group] (Vancouver, B.C., June, 2006)

Andrew (Enpaauk) Dexel is from the Nlakapamux Nation and is known for his prints and original paintings. Dexel enjoys using bold, unconventional colours and abstract elements in his compositions. To this end, the artist has created an innovative and contemporary fusion between graffiti and North West Coast Art. The artist's aim is to create unique transcultural works and to compose modern day interpretations of traditional forms, stories and teachings to inspire future generations.

In 2008, the artist painted two 7 1/2-foot fibre-glass sculptures for Vancouver's public art project entitled Eagles in the City [Pics], which were displayed in downtown Vancouver at the Fairmount Waterfront Hotel. In 2009, Dexel`s first solo show was held at Vancouver's Grunt Gallery. The artist was also featured in issue #4 of Brunt Magazine and his latest exhibit was at the Lattimer Gallery open house in 2009, his work entitled Purification.

"My work relates my spiritual path; my journey. I express the inspiration lovingly given to me through teachings and stories from my elders and mentors. My work embodies the powerful visions that I have been given through these teachings. I am grateful. My work is a modern expression embodying the symbolic abstract inspired by my home: Coast Salish Territory."

Press and Publication History (Features, Articles and Photos)

UBC Museum of Anthropology - WAM! Participating Artists: Andrew Dexel [Feature] (2010)

British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association - The BCAMTA Logo [Feature] (2010)

Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture: Artists - Andrew Dexel [Feature] (2009)

Brunt Magazine: A Way to See Gratitude: Enpaauk's Visual Storytelling [Feature] (September, 2008)

The Vancouver Sun: First Nations Art Hooks Up With Graffiti [Article] (September 24th, 2008)

The Vancouver Sun: Almost Famous: Meet Tomorrow's Bright Lights [Article] (September 10th, 2008)

MidWeek: Focus - East Oahu Community Photos [Photo] (March 5th, 2008)

The Vancouver Sun: Healing to Move On [Article] (August 9th, 2007)