At a very young age, Jared Kane’s inspiration as an emerging artist came from spending time with his quadriplegic grandfather Harvey Kane known for creating unique northwest coast art designs with a computer using a wooden stick. A citizen of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Jared was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, he was able to spend a significant amount of time in the community of Haines Junction and Klukshu Village learning about traditional values. He recently graduated from The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art under the guidance of world known artists Dempsey Bob, Stan Bevan, Ken McNeil and Dean Heron in Terrace B.C., earning his diploma in First Nations Fine Arts.
After completing the Carving Our Path Program in 2007, Jared continued to create his own unique art in the advanced carving program, Journey Far. During time that Jared spent with the Northern Cultural Expressions Society Carving Program, he had the opportunity to work with some amazing artists such as Master Carver Wayne Price, Ken Anderson, and Vernon Asp. As an accomplished artist, Jared has created many Northwest Coast art products that include masks, panels, plaques, signs, and paddles. He 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.
As a member of the Crow Clan, Jared really likes to work with raven designs, but also enjoys trying new designs and different art forms that the Northwest Coast Art has to offer. Jared shares his traditional knowledge and teaches his carving skills in local schools as well as within the Yukon communities.
Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he continues to create Northwest Coast Art. Jared specializes in masks, panels, paddles and paintings.