James Harry, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Artist, is recognized as one of Canada's most innovative and talented young artists. James is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional Coast Salish art while using his work to promote cultural understanding and reconciliation. His unique style blends traditional Coast Salish art forms, including Salish design, with contemporary concepts and materials, experimenting with a variety of media, including wood, metal, glass, and light.
James Harry is on a mission to collaborate with architects and designers to actively participate in the vital process of decolonization. His vision is to infuse Salish design language seamlessly into the spaces they conceive, bridging the gap between modern architecture and Indigenous perspectives. He collaborates to create new works that explore themes of identity and wholeness while reflecting First Nations stories. James' art is a powerful expression of his cultural heritage and a testament to the ongoing vitality and relevance of Indigenous art forms.