Gary Upay'aq Beaver and Ryan Conarro are co-creators of ALAXSXA | ALASKA with Ping Chong and Justin Perkins. Gary is from Kasigluk, Alaska, a Central Yup'ik village. Ryan, originally from an Army family with roots in north Georgia, first moved to Alaska in 2001, and he joined Ping Chong + Company as Artistic Collaborator in Residence in 2014.
Gary's and Ryan's stories and experiences of cross-cultural encounter lie at the heart of ALAXSXA | ALASKA.
Gary Upay'aq Beaver