Alan Syliboy

Alan Syliboy (b. 1952) Zwicker's Gallery

Alan Syliboy is a major Mi’kmaq artist working in Nova Scotia. He was born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1952 and spent a year at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1975-76. He also did further studies under the noted Mi’kmaq artist Shirly Bear.
An important source of artistic inspiration for Syliboy are the Mi’kmaq rock drawings (petroglyphs) that are found throughout Nova Scotia. These images are grounded in the natural environment that is around us – the animals, plants, rock formations and seasons which our industrial society has pushed into the background. Syliboy’s art shows the deep spiritual connection that the Mi’kmaq and other indigenous people have with the land. Syliboy’s work is an important presence in the current cultural scene in both Nova Scotia and nationally.
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