Artists and Designers

Photo by: Nadya Kwandibens / Artist: Celeste Pedri-Spade

Onondaga / Canada

Blu Hummingbird



Brit Ellis aka Blu Hummingbird is a multidisciplinary artist specialising in beadwork and tattooing, with a background in community work and counselling. She creates intricate, one of a kind pieces that inspire conversation and connection. Influenced by her love of pop culture, drag, and bold tattoo design, Brit aims to create a variety of works that speak to the complexity of Indigenous identities and experiences on Turtle Island. Blu’s work has been featured in Flare, Luxe, The Walrus, FASHION and Native American Art Magazines, on TVO, as well as CBC’s Cross Country Checkup and Unreserved Radio programs. Brit is a Haudenosaunee woman of mixed ancestry currently living in Tkaronto with her dog Morty.