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J,Chiasson is an Acadian Metis, Mic Maq of East Coast First Peoples Alliance, Miscou Island band, New Brunswick. Born in Saint John, NB in 1960, raised in Thompson, Manitoba and Whitehorse, Yukon, Jerry lived throughout Canada. While residing on Vancouver Island he was trained in silver carving by the late Dennis Matalbe, kwakwaka"wakw and William Good, Salish. Other influences: Ted Harrison, Jim Rob and Michael Gergely. Jerry stays true to his hereditary roots and Mic Maq reverse curve, pattern within pattern, incorporating wildlife with story-telling through strong line design. Working in different mediums and subjects his works have been featured in many prestigious galleries. J Chiasson currently resides in Fort Simpson, NT where the north continues to influence his art.