Jennifer Younger

Jennifer Younger

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Sitka, Alaska


Jennifer Younger is a Tlingit, Kaagwaantaan artist from Southeast Alaska. She is best known for the fusion of traditional metal carving with contemporary elements. She employs a variety of unique carving techniques along with innovative material finishes.

In 2012 she was awarded the Master Artist and Apprentice Grant in Traditional Native Arts from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. This gave Jennifer the opportunity to work with Nicolas Galanin in the art of metal carving. She also apprenticed with Master Carver, David Galanin, for several years.

Jennifer was awarded First Place for metal carving, Carving & Sculpture Division, and Best of Division,  Carving & Sculpture Division, at the 2016 Celebration Northwest Coast Juried Art Show in Juneau, Alaska.

In February 2016 Jennifer created “Fragmented”, as part of the Create, Memory permanent exhibit of Alaska Native art on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus, in Sitka, Alaska.

Jennifer draws inspiration from traditional Tlingit formline designs, historic artifacts, spruce root basket weaving patterns, and from the contrast and texture of metals. Jennifer strives to continuously push the boundaries of her medium.