Artist bio: Barry Ace is based in Ottawa, Canada, and he is a debendaagzijig (citizen) of M’Chigeeng First Nation, Odawa Mnis (Manitoulin Island). Born in Sudbury, Ontario, he spent many summers in his youth on Manitoulin Island and Birch Island. He also spent time learning splint ash basketry with his great-aunt and travelled as a traditional dancer on the powwow trail. Drawing inspiration from multiple facets of traditional Anishinaabeg (Odawa) culture, Ace creates objects and imagery that utilize many traditional forms and motifs.
Represented by L.A. Pai Gallery.