Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a contemporary Canadian artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent. He lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. His paintings and sculptures combine Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast design, and Western landscape painting.
Yuxweluptun’s paintings can be brutal critiques of issues effecting Canada’s First Nations. He broaches topics such as stolen land, residential schools, and the destruction of the environment by corporations. In addition to being an influential First Nations artist, Yuxweluptun is a strong advocate for Indigenous issues.
In 2016 the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, presented Unceded Territories, a retrospective exhibition of his thirty-year art career.