Spiritual Cleanse and Siege of Herons by Margaret Briere

Beyond the Boundaries





September 15-October 24th, Margaret Briere will be exhibiting in the Massy Gallery!

Join us for an opening party on September 15th at 7PM, and stop by any time through October 24th to see her beautiful work livening our walls.
Artist Margaret Briere is a Two-Spirited, Coast Salish artist from Shíshálh Nation. Margaret was born in 1983 in the traditional unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, where she still currently resides. She grew up in the urban setting and has a strong connection to learning in the community of the Lekwungen territory to which she has been able to build her skills in art. Margaret originally began developing her artistic talents through singing and playing music at an early age. She carried on with her visual art practice as she became an adult. Some of her artistic influences include renowned artists such as Susan Point, LessLIE, Mark Preston, and Butch Dick. Margaret has been showing her work in group art shows since 2010, thus taking the time necessary to grow as an artist in building the skills in her unique style of design creation and business skills.

In 2017, Margaret started working with further training under the guidance and mentorship of fellow Coast Salish Artist, Dylan Thomas to integrate her current work with the Emerging Artist grant, a one year project - she has received through First People’s Cultural Council. This has lead to making serigraph prints, and making custom works by telling stories through art. Margaret is committed to her art practice as she believes it is her life’s purpose.

For more info, check out Margaret Briere-Skwetu Art.