Image of JAJ mural by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
JAJ by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Located at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, Germany.

Published in book form by Douglas & McIntyre. You can order a copy from your local Canadian or American independent bookstore, or ask for it at your local public library.
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  • JAJ (2022) commissioned for the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
  • Installing Fin, a public artwork at 3800 Fraser St. in Vancouver.
    Video by Take Off Photography for The Fraser by Strand & Locarno.
  • Art Opens Windows to the Space Between Ourselves
    TEDx Vancouver, Vancouver 2015

Studio News & Events

  • Sign up for our newsletter by December 1, 2023 for a chance to win an autographed copy of JAJ: a Haida Manga, just in time for the holidays!

  • Prints of three works, RED, Carpe Fin, and War of the Blink, are featured as part of the Screen Prints of Canada’s Northwest Coast Peoples show at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. The exhibition runs from Sep. 7th to Dec. 12th, 2023. Special thanks to our friend, Dr. Nobuhiro Kishigami.

  • Conversation at Word Vancouver: Saturday, Sep. 16 from 4 to 5 pm in the Theatre at UBC Robson Square. In conversation with fellow artist Mike Alexander. Details and livestream option from Word Vancouver.

  • Video presence at THIN AIR (Winnipeg International Writers Festival): Wednesday, Sep. 20th to Oct. 18th, online.

  • Conversation at the Vancouver Public Library: Wednesday, Sep. 27th from 7:00 to 8:15 pm at the Central Library in the Alice MacKay Room. In conversation with CBC North by Northwest host Margaret Gallagher (for a preview of this event, listen to this conversation from this past May). Registration is free and required.

  • Talk at the Toronto International Writer's Festival: Saturday, Sep. 30th at 5:30 pm in the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Details and tickets available from the TIFA website.

  • Public talk at the University of Oregon: Wednesday, Oct. 11th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Please contact the studio directly for more information.

  • Too Squares Equals One: Saturday, Oct. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 26th at 35 Bartlett St. in San Francisco. Public opening on Oct. 7th from 5 to 8 pm. MNY will be showing flappes and monotype prints alongside works by his long-time friend, Tom Seligman. The show is curated by the wonderful Courtney Norris of Curated State. Please visit the Curated State website for hours, details, and contact information.

  • Currently in the works: a commission for the Vancouver Art Gallery based on a story and mural that have been brewing in sketchbooks for 20 years. It is all coming to life in the studio, sketch by sketch, revision by revision. Very special thanks to Dean Auchter.

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Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is a contemporary artist whose wide-ranging artistic practice explores themes of identity, environmentalism and the human condition. Influenced by both Haida iconography and contemporary Asian visual culture, he has created an artistic practice that crosses diverse cultures, generations, and disciplines in search of accessibility and engagement as a counterpoint to stratification and isolation.