Calvin Morberg

killer whale drum

Dakhl’awèdí artist Calvin Moberg pursued carving to capture his native heritage and its rich carving traditions, which was inspired by Tlingit carver Alex Dickson, and studied under renowned Yukon artists in a variety of capacities leading him to work with wood and ivory.

Since he began carving, Calvin’s work has received much critical acclaim. He was chosen to travel with a group of Aboriginal artists to Arizona and Peru to showcase his art in 2005 and was subsequently commissioned to carve a mask for the Canada Winter Games Host Society in 2007. The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Cultural Services Branch selected Calvin as one of five Yukon artists to travel to Russia collaborating with Russian artists on a multi-medium piece of art for the “Inspired by Nature” international project in 2008. As a participant of the Yukon Snow Carving team, Calvin competed in the Harbin Snow and Ice Sculpture festival in Northern China, as well as in Quebec and Whistler, BC.

He continues teaching beginner carvers by leading workshops within local programs such as the Yukon Achievement Centre and Northern Cultural Expressions Society carving programs.

Calvin’s art is displayed at Northern Cultural Expressions Society gallery in Whitehorse, Yukon.