Braxton Santiago-Garneau is an emerging artist from Amiskwaciwâskahikan ‘Edmonton’ on Treaty 6 territory. In 2020, He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in intermedia at the University of Alberta. His practice is rooted in an exploration of familial and collective histories.
Garneau primarily works in painting, installation, and printmaking, often distilling his own research through a combination of these methods. He has participated in several group exhibitions including Nice to Meet You in FAB Gallery at the University of Alberta, 5 Artists 1 Love exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and most recently It's About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900 - 1970 and Now at the Mitchell Gallery.
Braxton Santiago-Garneau's practice explores the notion of mastery, the privilege of viewership, and the relationship between Black bodies and agency. Working heavily with the figure, Santiago-Garneau employs painting, printmaking and installation to make real his thoughts about his own experiences and connectedness to culture. Santiago-Garneau uses the figure as the starting point for most of his work, regardless of the media. This selection of work from Black Every Day is an exploration of boyhood, masculinity and identity.