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
2018 - Present
Main digital artist for LesPlan Canada wide teacher guides.
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.
- 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