Mackenzie Brown is an IndigiQueer Nehiyaw iskwew (Cree Woman) who has been doing art since her childhood. She is an acrylic artist by trade and muralist with her work featured in several galleries across Alberta, brought to MASA (Africa’s largest performing arts festival) in 2020 to represent Indigenous Art, and is a top-three finalist for Landscape Artist of the Year in Canada.
With a focus on painting to represent the land, animals, and Indigenous identity in a contemporary context much of her work comes from Cree culture. She has previously done murals for the Vanier School in Edson, the Jasper Dark Skies Festival 2019 and helped create outdoor murals in Africa for MASA, 2020 alongside Indigenous muralist Mique Michelle. Mackenzie painted a large-scale mural for the 2021 BUMP Festival, and her most recent project was a large painted installation based on the 7 sacred Cree teachings for the Lloydminister Sexual Assault Center’s healing room.