Carl Stromquist was born in 1969. He is of Thompson descent. As a self-taught artist, he has been strongly influenced by Northwest Coast Native traditions and culture. Carl’s sculptures and installations often reflect his profound love and respect for nature.
Carl is deliberate in his desire to paint with excellence. He is focused in his quest to earn visions that will generate artwork which honours his gift of life and the richness, depth, and teachings of Canada’s First Nations.
Being self-taught, Carl has spent much time studying the works of renowned Native artisans, as well as the timeless truths embodied in the elders’ stories and legends. From this journey for truth has come his desire to portray the balance and harmony that exists in the Circle of Life. Carl’s art is influenced by his profound love and respect for nature. As Carl states, “If we give back to the circle, the circle will remain strong.”