Candace Curr is an artist from the Nuu-Chah-Nulth territory, with strong creative interest in painting, song writing and jewelry design. Born 1982 in Port Alberni, Curr has always been deeply connected to her family and her First Nations’ traditions, the main inspiration for her work. Aside from First Nations culture, her art has been influenced by the modernist ideas and painters. Vincent Van Gogh’s use of bold color and almost tangible texture subtly informs her work. Curr studied Psychology and Kinetics at the Vancouver Island University while simultaneously working as a cultural and recreational youth worker. She has a Visual Arts diploma from VIU and has participated in numerous art ventures across the globe, including as a member of the North American Indian Delegation at Art En Capital in Paris. Her work has been exhibited in museums, and commissioned for display in multiple communities.