Cultural Background: Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Kirk Brant was born in Toronto, Canada in 1969. He is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and currently lives in Ottawa, Canada. Brant creates scenes from his personal life and, as an avid outdoorsman; much of his life in the bush is captured in his artwork. Hunting and fishing are his favorite subjects for his art and he uses mixed media elements, which involve tissue paper and acrylic paints in his creations. A graphic designer and aboriginal painter, Brant blends traditional elements with modern techniques developing a unique style that is collectible, cutting-edge, contemporary art. Brant describes much of his work as meditations; his works are lively, with heavy movement and inspirational designs.