about the artist

Asha Bear is a Maliseet & Mi’kmaq multifunctional artist from Neqotkuk (Tobique) and is currently based in Fredericton on Wolastoqey territory.

Asha has been beading since 2014. Beading is healing and helps ground her, connecting her to her culture and supporting her mental health. She’s known for her beaded earrings; however, her art expands to multiple formats. It is important to her to showcase Indigenous art in various forms. She is eager to expand her art form and open to learning new art mediums.

Throughout her beading career. She has facilitated workshops teaching youth and young adults. She loves beading and enjoys helping other explore art. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please get in touch at bearbeadwork@hotmail.com

some other things she enjoys are:

  • film - watching + creating 
  • storytelling/script writing 
  • drumming + singing 
  • spending time with my family + friends 
  • cuddling my three kitties: smokey, luna + onion


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