BIOGRAPHY

Bekah is a multi-disciplinary artist of Anishinaabe and mixed European descent who grew up in northern Alberta on Dene territory. Her work reflects what she sees in society. She is continually learning her Anishinaabe culture, using her creative practices to connect and heal. She aims to use the platforms she can access to amplify the voices of Indigenous women and to foreground issues colonialism perpetuates.


ARTIST STATEMENT

Bekah’s creative practice encompasses fashion design, beadwork, and installation pieces.  She is a fashion designer by trade that has recently expanded her creative practice to include beadwork and installations.

Her designs are clean and timeless, favouring natural fabrics such as wool, cotton, and silk.  She loves to work with colour in her beadwork, creating patches as well as earrings and necklaces.  Her contemporary art practice is relatively new but she appreciates creating installations that make a bold statement, often multimedia in nature, favoured for the encompassing experience.

Her inspiration stems from what she sees around her in society.  She focuses on issues Indigenous women and people continue to face in an effort to increase awareness and to serve as a reminder that Indigenous people are still here and are resilient.  She works to draw the viewer in, creating opportunity for thought provocation and discussion surrounding her subject matter.  Her work is a form of communication between her and society.


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