(1978 – Present)
Haida artist Corey Bulpitt is a young and talented artist proficient in a diverse range of media, including wood carving, painting, printmaking, and jewelry. Born in 1978 in Prince Rupert, B.C., Corey comes from a long line of celebrated artists: he is a descendant of the celebrated Charles Edenshaw, as well as the great-great grandson of Louis Collinson. Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Arts School in the late nineties before returning home to Haida Gwaii in 1999. His uncle, master carver and artist Christian White, served as a mentor for Corey early in his career. He also studied with Jim Hart at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. Corey has carved several monumental commissions during his career, including a 14-foot memorial now located on the ‘Namgis burial ground in Alert Bay, and a 30-foot pole, created alongside fellow artist and master carver Khatle-Bhi, in honour of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Aesthetically, Corey finds inspiration in traditional Haida forms and legends, and often seeks to capture the power of Haida art in his work, while also embracing contemporary art forms such as graffiti.