Artist Resume

Brianna Bear Art

Artist Resume

Brianna Bear 

Lekwungen/Kwakwaka'wakw Coast Salish artists with 15+years of artistic experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments, exhibitions and artistic background.

Education (informal & formal with mentors and traditional teachings)

2013 - Present 

Under the guidance of Briannas grandfather Skip Dick, local Lekwungen Elder & knowledge keeper; Brianna learns and upholds the traditional knwledge of protocol, teachings and stories. 


Participating in the Songhees Entrepreneur ACE program; in partnership with Songhees, UVIC and Gustavson School of Business


Certificate of completion in, The Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurship for Artist Program

This was in partnership with Gustavson School of Business, TRICORP and The University of Victoria


Mentored through, The Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurship  for artist program, in a month and half long chat based mentorship with Gitxsan Artist Michelle Stoney


Participated in a month long community mentorship with Nisaga'a Artist Mike Dangeli. Hosting in the territories of the Songhees people and our Wellness Centre, he provided teachings of regalia design, Nisga'a design and tapping into our own creativity. 


Participated as one of several Indigenous Youth in the Open Space Arts Society, two month long Indigenous Artists Showcase that resulted in an exhibition in the spring of 2014 

Professional Experience 

2018 - Present

Main digital artist for LesPlan Canada wide teacher guides. 

March -April 2024 
Coast Salish Painting with students of Victor Broadeau is a hands on workshop where you collaborate with Brianna Bear's designs and add your own twist to it. Through the use of canvas's you will start on a piece of art work utilizing Brianna's original art stencils to create a piece of art to keep for yourself or to give away. Within this workshop, Brianna will chat about her own art journey, how she creates her work and help you to add your own twist to the art pieces.

February 2024 
City of Victoria Public Art - Art in Kiosks 

The City's Art in Kiosks program enhances everyday artistic encounters and conversations in public spaces.

The 2024 display features five illustrations of native plants with their Indigenous names created by Brianna Bear. The artworks are on display in kiosks along Douglas Street as part of the City's Winter Arts Festival (February 16-19) and will be available for viewing through the spring. 

The five illustrations showcased are part of a collaborative, language-learning colouring book by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear (Songhees Nation) and Jesse Campbell (Métis/Cree).

February 2024
Winter Arts Festival Dadnelion Vinyl in Victoria BC, Tourist Information booth

June 2023 
Five designs for BC Centre for Substance Abuse for use in there online certificate program

March 2023 
Capital City Run Crew Logo

November 2022 
Nesting Doula Collective art Card designs 
NestingProtectorSacred LifeLove at First SightMy Kwalyu'


Drum painting workshop for Fifteen youth aged 14-17, leading them through the basics of meanings and how the workshop is a collaboration  of my art work and the colors they choose.


Was co-mural lead with Nicole Neidhardt in the creation of the, Lekwungen Youth Mural for the Open Space Art Society LAND BACK exhibition. 


Designed both sides of the Cedar doors, mini longhouse for Hulitan Child and Family services organization. 


Designed the privacy screens for window at Hulitan Child and Family services organization.


Designed the logo for local organization, The Sexual Assault Centre, Indigenous outreach team


Drum painting workshop for ten youth of varied ages 8-18, leading them through the basics of meanings and how the workshop is a collaboration  of my art work and the colors they choose.


Designed logo for local organization PEERS, SACRED group


Designed logo for local organization BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre's, Doula Program


Was lead Muralist for the First Peoples Cultural Council one day event Indigifest. The mural measured 6ft x 4ft depicting the story of Camossung


Co-filmed, Lekwungen Place to Smoke Herring, digital video with Eli Hirtle


Co-lead muralist with Nicole Neidhardt in the creation of the Sisters Rising Mural. Painted on 8ft x 12ft diabond panels and permanently installed in the McPherson Library at the University of Victoria 


Lead muralist of the Camas Dream mural, located in the MokSana yoga Centre, Moon Studio, measuring 20ft x 10ft 


Designed the logo for local Victoria Native Friendship Centre, yearly Two Spirit Gathering


Painter for the Rock Bay Mural, designs by local artists Butch Dick & Darlene Gait. 


Designed a Salmon Spindol Whorl logo for local Songhees youth group - Songhees Academic Youth Leadership group. 


Painter for Phase III of the, Na'Tsa'maht Unity wall mural. Designs by Butch Dick & Darlene Gait 


  • LAND BACK Exhibtion, Oct.9, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2020. For digital video "Lekwungen: Pace to Smoke Herring"  & Lekwungen Youth "Unity" Mural

  • SACRED, Indigenous Multi-Media Art Display in the City of Victoria, June 21,2018. For the video "Lekwungen: Place to Smoke Herring" 

  • Shape Shifters IYAS Pop up, in partnership with Open Space Arts Society, December of 2013

  • Gifts from Our Ancestors Exhibit, March 2014 - April 2014.

Additional Skills 

  • Proficient in Procreate & Autodesk Sketchbook
  • Seasoned in Adobe Illustrator 
  • Experienced Mural Artist 
  • Experienced logo designer


April 2021 notice.... This is page is currently under construction, please stay tuned for Brianna's updated resume