Artist: Ben Houstie
Tribal Affiliation: Heiltsuk
Birthplace: Bella Bella, B.C. (Waglisla)
Ben’s works include: original paintings, limited edition prints, carved cedar rattles and paddles. He has worked with Cheryl Hall, Robert Hall, David Gladstone and Beau Dick, and in 1988 worked under Bill Reid painting several drums of Bill’s designs and 20 paddles for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa. Ben painted several reconstructed artworks in 2000 for the Museum of Anthropology’s ‘The Transforming Image’ exhibition, at the University of British Columbia.