Tlingit / Southeast Alaska
Jennifer Younger is a Tlingit, Eagle 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 Jennifer was awarded the Master Artist and Apprentice Grant in Traditional Native Arts from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. This gave her the opportunity to work with Nicolas Galanin in the art of metal carving.
Upon finishing the apprenticeship grant, Dave Galanin took her under his wing to help understand more about the Tlingit culture and the art of carving on metals.
In 2016 Jennifer was awarded First Place for metal carving, Carving & Sculpture Division, and Best of Division, Carving & Sculpture Division, at the Celebration Northwest Coast Juried Art Show in Juneau, 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.