Golga Oscar, was born and
raised in Kasigluk, Alaska. Oscar graduated from Institute of American Indian Arts where earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with his emphasis in photography.
As a fluent Yup'ik speaker, Oscar is dedicated to keeping his culture and traditions alive and relevant by teaching the next generations about their language and art. A strong cultural identity is evident in his work. Through his knowledge of traditional art forms and sewing skills, he creates cultural attire that becomes a strong visual element in his photographic imagery. His images portray portraits of Indigenous people to show the world the importance of Native heritage and the validity of their existence.
My creativity explores the concepts of revitalizing ancestral artwork. All revitalized artwork is the mix of traditional and contemporary materials
Wide range of my materials I use for my products are made out of organic and non-organic components.
My products are unique because the materials I utilize are 100% natural. They are also original because no one has ever created what I made before. The backpack surface design on top is my example of original work that no one in my region created before. Most of the colors and numbers I utilize reflect off from my Yup'ik culture because I want my pieces to represent authentic Yupik art. No one around Indigenous society including Inuit culture has ever used the materials the way I use them to create something unique. Most of the elements I incorporate into my pieces fit well.