Renée Brazeau

Renée Brazeau

Renée Brazeau (she/they) is an artist and educator living and working in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Their art practice explores a variety of areas including textiles, drawing, painting, teaching, and community-based projects. They have facilitated arts-based workshops through Wonder’neath Art Society, NSCAD Extended Studies, and the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia. Renée holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Art Education from NSCAD University.

Renée considers her practice to be place-based, since she uses experiences of place to inform what she creates. As a queer white settler, she recognizes that her experience of place is rooted in privilege and often limited in its scope of understanding. Community conversation and relationship building is imperative in their practice in order to consider, acknowledge and honour the diverse and intersectional experiences of place.

Queer Mapping Project 

The Queer Mapping Project is a multi-part arts-based project centered around drawing, textiles, community conversation, queer identity and space. The project aims to document queer spaces that currently exist or should exist within Kjipuktuk/Halifax or the Halifax Regional Municipality, as well as reflect on the relationship between queer identity and space.

Free Wokshop

As part of the Craft Lair artist-in-residence program, artist Renée Brazeau will be hosting two “stitch-in” events where community members are invited into the Craft Lair studio space at the Center for Craft Nova Scotia (1061 Marginal Rd,  Halifax) to partake in creating embroidered artworks that reflect on Queer spaces in Kjipuktuk/Halifax and/or the HRM. 


This event is meant to be a casual creative space where folks can create together, engage in discussions about Queer spaces and meet other Queer folks!

No prior embroidery experience necessary. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies if desired. 

We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia is situated in Mi’kma’ki, which is the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq.

Mary E. Black Gallery