Jason Hunt was born 1973 in Victoria and is of Kwakiutl descent, from the village of Fort Rupert, BC. After graduating from High School in 1991, Jason went on to pursue his post secondary education at Camosun College. During the summer of 1994 Jason became intrigued with his family's artistic heritage. Jason was in the process of seeking summer employment when he decided to visit his father, Stanley C. Hunt in Fort Rupert. Stan Hunt already was an accomplished artist who had worked with the likes of Henry Hunt sr. and his older brothers Tony Hunt and Richard Hunt. While watching his father design and carve traditional pieces, Jason became more interested in the craft. When he tried to carve, he discovered that he had inherited the natural connection that had been passed down through generations of the Hunt family, starting with his Great-Grandfather Mungo Martin. Jason's lineage greatly influenced to embrace and expand his knowledge of his family's artistic history. Under the tutelage of his father, Jason began to explore the distinct culture and unique art form of the Kwakiutl peoples. Jason has been working with on various projects with his father and his uncle (his fathers cousin) Mervin Child. He strives to maintain the integrity and authenticity of his work by being well versed on the significance of each piece. Jason is in great company, besides his father Stanley, his uncles Chief Tony Hunt, Richard Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Mervin Childs and Corrine Hunt, also being highly regarded carvers as well as his younger brother Trevor.
Jason Hunt’s work may be found in public and private collections throughout the world.
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