Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun, an artist and ECU alum of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent will be recognized at Emily Carr University’s spring convocation for his inimitable contributions to contemporary art.

Lauded for artistic works that are at once challenging, political, confrontational, and playful, Lawrence Paul Yuxwelupton Lets’lo:tseltun will be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his artistic creations, activism, and unique and persistent voice for change. A painter, sculptor, virtual reality and performance artist, Yuxwelupton Lets’lo:tseltun has spent the past three decades exploring issues of colonization, politics and the environment.

He graduated from Emily Carr University in 1983 with an honours degree in painting and uses surrealism, formline, ovoid forms and neon-bright colours to compel viewers to examine issues through a different lens. Yuxwelupton Lets’lo:tseltun’s work has been displayed in many international group and solo exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Canada.

In 2016, Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology presented Unceded Territories, a hugely successful retrospective exhibition spanning his expansive 30-year art career.