Recipient of the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts (VIVA) award in 1998, Yuxweluptun has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally at museums and galleries in Taiwan, United States, France, Pain, England and Switzerland. His paintings are in collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Canadian Museum of Civilization; Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; Smithsonian Museum of National Gallery, New York; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. His work is also included in many private and corporate collections.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, graduated from the Emily Carr School of Art and Design in 1983 with an honours degree in painting. Yuxweluptun's strategy is to document and promote change in contemporary Indigenous history, using Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast formal design elements, and the Western landscape tradition. His painted works explore political, environmental, and cultural issues. Recurrent themes are land claims, Aboriginal rights, self-determination and self-government, social conditions, environmentalism, Native reason and Native philosophy. His personal and socio-political experiences enhance this practice of documentation. Yuxweluptun's work has been included in numerous international group and solo exhibitions, such as INDIGENA: Contemporary Native Perspectives in 1992. He was the recipient of the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts (VIVA) award in 1998.