Danae Brissonnet is an international artist from Quebec, Canada who specializes in public murals, illustration, mask making and puppetry. She has worked professionally in North, Central, and South America, as well as Europe and Asia with her colourful, fantastical folk inspired art.
Creating imagined worlds for the viewer, her work invites a deeper consideration into the power of symbolism, myth, and metaphor. Brissonnet’s art enforces connections between her work, herself, and the public in which it engages. Most importantly, her process is about becoming involved in communities where she can tell stories of the people, their land, and their culture.
Wherever Brissonnet is creating there is likely to be a workshop, where she can share her experience. She seeks locations where art is not accessible and finds importance in working with children to empower them to paint their stories with whatever materials they have. Brissonnet's professional work is what enables her to travel to these conflict zones and rural communities.
Brissonnet’s work exists as an imprint of change and inspiration for places she feels need it the most.
Some of her work
Painting for the Kolor Kathmandu Festival, Danae led mural workshops with children in 4 different Schools around Nepal for 3 months. During her trip,she also worked with different community groups painting in the streets and in homes.
Leaving a colourful trace, her has a feeling of accessibility as she visually translates her story, and that of others. Brissonnet’s work exists as an imprint of change and inspiration for places she feels need it the most.
Invited by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to paint a mural, Danae led mask making workshops with different community groups.