A citizen of the Ta’an Kwach’an Council, Jared was born and raised in Whitehorse, YT. He spent a significant amount of time in the community of Haines Junction and Klukshu Village, learning about traditional values. At a very young age, Jared’s inspiration as an emerging artist came from spending time with his quadriplegic grandfather – Harvey Kane – who is known for creating unique northwest coast art designs using a computer and a wooden stick.
Jared has had the opportunity to work with some amazing artists such as master carver Wayne Price, Ken Anderson, and Vernon Asp. After completing the NCES (formally Sundog Carving Studio) Carving Our Path Program in 2007, Jared continued to create his own unique art in our advanced carving program, Journey Far. He also participated in the Dugout Canoe Project in 2009 with fellow carvers residing on the banks of the Yukon River for two months learning traditional techniques from master carver, Wayne Price.
Jared graduated in 2013 with a diploma in First Nations Fine Arts from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. He gained much experience learning under the guidance of world known artists Dempsey Bob, Stan Bevan, Ken McNeil and Dean Heron while in Terrace, BC.
Following his grandfather’s footsteps, Jared continues to create Northwest Coast Art. Jared shares his traditional knowledge teaching carving skills in surrounding communities as well as local elementary and high schools.
The following photos of Jared’s art were taken at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery: