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The Sheldon Jackson Museum is please to announce it’s first artist in a series of artists under the 2020 Native Artist Residency Program.
Abel Ryan is a Tsimshian artist of the Laxiboo clan of Metlakatla, Alaska. He studied Tsimshian arts from master carver, Jack Hudson in Metlakatla as a child, and later went on to attend Sheldon Jackson College and the University of Fairbanks. A wood carver and metal engraver, he enjoys making masks, bowls, spoons, bracelets, rattles, earrings, pendants and paintings. Recently, a retrospective of Ryan’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. A full time artist who has been in residence many times at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, he currently lives in Juneau, Alaska.