Haida Artist, Shoshannah Greene

Meet Haida Artist, Shoshannah Greene (SGidGang.Xaal) 

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Discover the captivating world of the Haida Artist, Shoshannah Greene. Immerse yourself in rich cultural expressions through Shoshannah's indigenous art. Explore now & be inspired!

 Shoshannah Greene was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, on the traditional territory of her paternal ancestors. She was adopted into the Cumshewa Eagle Clan and given the Haida name SGid Gang.Xaal, meaning wild rose. An appreciation of her culture and art came from an amalgamation of watching her father carve jewellery, attending local art classes, and being inspired daily by the natural surroundings. Since childhood, Shoshannah loved to share stories and express her thoughts visually. Following high school graduation, she chose to pursue a Bachelor’s of Media Arts with a major in Animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Today, her work focuses on combining hand drawn animation with watercolour backgrounds, centering on the Super Naturals within Haida culture. Connecting the physical experience of the natural surroundings with Haida Supernaturals, thereby establishing a perspective on the juxtaposition of the natural world with Haida cosmologies. From what she sees around her, plants and animals, she draws a connection to what she feels and believes: everything has power and flowing energies.

Having studied animation, she is using computer software to extend the ideas of supernaturals inhabiting the natural world with movement and character traits. This allows her to explore movement within natural cycles; her work concentrates on using light as a structural element in both animation and watercolour painting she is inviting viewers of her work to view natural elements as more than just representation, and to allow for the possibility of a deeper connection to their surroundings nourishing mind, body and spirit.

Select Art Highlights:


Raven Arriving Downtown, Exterior Art Installation, Canada Line Vancouver City Hall Station, City of Vancouver Public Art Program, Vancouver, British Columbia.

What Gives Us Life, Exterior Mural Project at Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay (Hospital in Daajing Giids), with Quw'utsun Artist, Charlene Johnny, Haida Gwaii Media Collective, Daajing Giids, Haida Gwaii.


Supernatural Two-Fin Killer Whale, Exterior Mural Project, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Shining Like Gold: Limited edition print release