Tribe: King Island Inupiaq
Based In: Seattle, WA
About the Artist
Sean's interest in art is inspired by his family's King Island Inupiat family heritage. While growing up his grandmother told stories of the island and his familiarity of craftsmanship was strengthened by observing his Uncle Lou’s stone carvings. Teaching himself kayak construction from his family's heritage was Sean’s introduction to carving. Desiring to widen his horizons led him to continue building his repertoire through carving masks under the influence and direction of renowned artist and master carver Larry Ahvakana.
Native Kut is a business owned by Sean Gallagher and Pah-Tu Pitt that supplies Indigenous artists with high quality and accessible carving tools.