Meaghan McRae

Meet Gitxsan Artist, Meaghan McRae

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Meaghan McRae is an Indigenous artist from the Gitxsan nation. She grew up in a family of musicians where she was the artsy one, loving all things creative and messy. McRae was naturally at home in her father's workshop amongst the tools, construction and sawdust where anything imaginable could be made or repaired. She studied 3D sculpture in her post-secondary studies and eventually she studied the art and design of jewellery at Vancouver Community College. She found that it was the perfect hands-on skill for her with the right balance of design, technical execution, freedom to create and of course, a healthy dose of playing with fire. From there she grew her skills while being inspired by Baroque architecture, historical jewellery of her own ancestry (Celtic, Norse and Gitxsan), traditional tattoo culture, rock music culture and a variety of mini obsessions like swords, Faberge eggs and old playings cards. McRae favours bold, androgynous designs that reminds the wearer to be fearless in celebrating exactly who they are without pretence.


Crystal Cabin Gallery has been featuring 
Meaghan McRae's work since 2022. 

 

Shop all available artwork by Meaghan McRae.