Steinbrueck Native Gallery
Exhibiting Artist: Steve Smith
The Steinbrueck Gallery is committed to respectfully sharing artwork made exclusively by members of the indigenous communities of the Pacific Northwest.
Since its inception, it has become the leading venue for both traditional and contemporary artists of the Northwest Coast, Alaska and the Arctic. The gallery is dedicated to enhancing and cultivating the appreciation and awareness of the cultural art and traditions of the region.
The contemporary Oweekeno artist and painter Steve Smith - Dla’kwagila is widely regarded for his unusual abstraction of the structures of traditional design and for his exceptional use of colour theory as a way to elevate and electrify his work. He began working in his full contemporary conceptual style in 2013, after experiencing and surviving a quadruple heart bypass at the age of 44. He has since been acclaimed and collected by individuals and institutions around the world.