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My name is Peter Pilfold and I am a Tsimshian First Nations from Prince Rupert, BC. I came to Emily Carr through a mobility program from the Ontario College of Art and Design. After studying in Toronto for two years I earned the Josephine M. Harper Memorial Scholarship for Drawing and Painting and a Printmaking Scholarship. I also earned a position with a team of artists from OCA to study in Florence, Italy for one year. After returning to BC, I was permitted to graduate while on Mobility and received a Diploma for Multi-Media form OCA.

While at Emily Carr I also entered the Studio Diploma program for painting and printmaking of which I graduated last May. I am continuing to study for my Bachelors Degree for Fine Art through Emily Carr. My artwork has been greatly inspired by my envolvement in the First Nations Awareness Day Event and the First Nations Student Art Exhibition held at Emily Carr in 1996-1997. My work for this exhibition brings my painting full circle. I painted landscapes in Northern BC and Alaska, and it is that love of the land that I celebrate here.

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