Meet The Artist

Photo By Sam Evans

Mel Beaulieu (they/them) is a proud member of Metepenagiag First Nation, living and working in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

As an artist, Mel blends traditional craftsmanship with ever developing technology - crafting intricate beadwork and melding it with the cutting-edge world of 3D printing, and the immersive landscapes of augmented reality. The result is work that serves as a testament to the fluidity of gender and identity, the resilience of tradition, and the endless possibilities that arise when innovation and culture converge.

Mel's creativity serves as a celebration of connection—connection to the natural world, the profound ties of family, and the links we are between past and future. 

To keep up with Mel's work, you can follow them on Instagram @the.beads.knees For inquiries and collaborations, Mel can be reached via email through mel.beaulieu@thebeadsknees.ca