Breanna is a multimedia artist based in Amiskwaciy-Wâskahikan (Beaver Hills House) ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton, AB) on Treaty 6 territory. Their work has been exhibited at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts and Mile Zero Dance.
Through painting, printmaking, performance and bricolage, Breanna arranges visual metaphors that explore the relationship between modern urbanity, and the not-so-distant past. Breanna’s work aims to invoke a whimsical awareness and an ethos of care around our shared environmental heritage.
By utilizing recycled matter from back alleys, the River Valley, and thrift stores, Breanna gives forgotten items a new poetic context. Through their careful arrangements, these materials are given a new life.
As the climate crisis advances and the need for eco-awareness grows, Breanna’s residency challenges the viewer to reorganize their relationship with garbage into something with value and historical potential.