Kuehl, Gerald

  • Home:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Title:
    The Ultimate Hunter
  • Media:
    Graphite on paper / graphite sur papier
  • Dimensions:
    76 x 65 cm
  • Website:

Alex Thomas, of Cree descent, lives in northern Manitoba.  Now a dying breed of Canada’s Indigenous people, Alex once thrived and raised his large family of 13 through his exceptional skills as a hunter and trapper.  At age 84, much of his time is spent in Lynn Lake caring for his wife.  But Alex’s mind and spirit still roam the wilderness.  It is his wish to leave Mother Earth while walking his trap line in the land of his birth.

As I circled Alex with my camera, his eyes never left me.  I felt like small prey in the sights of a hawk.  In the north, Alex Thomas is the top predator. After photographing thousands of our Indigenous people in the last 14 years, I felt I had successfully captured on film and later with graphite, the ultimate hunter.

EDUCATION:

May 1990

Bachelor of Education, University of Manitoba


May 1977

Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Manitoba


EXHIBITIONS:

Sept./10 to Dec./10

Legislative Assembly Nunavut, Iqaluit, (solo)


Jan./10 to Nov./10

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, (solo), Sask.


2009

Finalist Kingston Prize


Nov./08 to Jan./09

St. Catherines Museum, (solo), St. Catherines, Ont.


Sept. to Nov./08

Churchill Town Center, (solo), Churchill, Man.


Oct./06 to Dec./06

Churchill Town Center, (solo), Churchill, Man.


Aug./08 to Sept./08

Amtsbodasafnid (solo), Akureyri, Iceland


May/08 to July/08

Red Lake Heritage Center, (solo), Red Lake, Ont.


Feb./08 to April/08

Musee Heritage Museum, (solo), St. Albert, Alberta


Feb./07 to April/07

New Icelandic Heritage Museum, (solo), Gimli, Man.


Sept./06 to Jan./07

Manitoba Museum (solo), Winnipeg, Man.


Feb./06 to April/06

Sam Waller Museum (solo), The Pas, Man


Oct./01 to Feb./02

Manitoba Museum (solo), Winnipeg, Man.

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