Terry Starr (1951 – )
Pacific Northwest Coast, Canada
Terry Starr is a member of the Tsimshian nation. In 1985, under the tutelage of Richard Hunt, Terry began to carve as part of the carving programme at the Royal BC Museum, in Victoria, BC. Since then he has made extensive studies of museum collections containing Tsimshian art. Terry was in charge of constructing a full-scale bighouse as part of a permanent exhibit in the National Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Ontario. A replica of this house stands in the village of Lax Kwalaam’s (Fort Simpson) where Terry grew up. His work is in private and corporate collections throughout North America.