Kerri-Lynne Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw/Haida/Kootenay) was born in 1983 in Alert Bay, British Columbia. She started weaving when she was eight years old, and has been creating pieces since 1991. She is the daughter of Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Beau Dick, and Haida artist, Sherri Dick. Kerri combines elements of carving, weaving, and beading in her artwork. She is influenced by the works of her teachers Primrose Adams, Willie White, Donna Cranmer, and April Churchill. While Kerri is well-known for her cedar bark and spruce root weaving, she also weaves wool Raven’s Tail pieces. She began learning Chilkat weaving in 2008. Currently, she has pieces within the permanent collections of the U’mista Cultural Centre, UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, and the Museum of Northern British Columbia.
Kerri weaves in yellow and red cedar bark, spruce root, and wool, using the Raven’s Tail style. She’s currently apprenticing in Chilkat-style weaving. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge, teaching the harvesting, cleaning, and preparing of cedar bark for rope to groups of school children, and since 2001, working one-on-one with a range of students, young and old.
Kerri’s work is in public and private collections in North America and Europe. Here in BC, it is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Northern British Columbia, U’mista Cultural Society, and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.