Artist: Philip Gray
Tribal Affiliation: Tsimshian/Cree
Born: March 15, 1983
Birthplace : Vancouver, BC
Philip began carving in 1999 with Salish artist, Gerry Sheena. Since then, Philip has worked with artists Mike Dangeli, David Boxley, Henry Green, Lyle Campbell and Ian Reid. He also had the opportunity to study Advanced Design under acclaimed Haida artist, Robert Davidson. Philip works primarily in cedar, alder and boxwood. He creates masks, panels, poles, sculptures and drums. Philip belongs to the Killerwhale Clan and the majority of his works are created in his traditional Tsimshian style. In addition, Philip has had three of his pieces donated to the Burke Museum in Seattle (September, 2003).
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