Trickster child of a Stonecoat mother and Dullahan father. Brandon Hoax is a Haudenosaunee, Onyota’a:ka (Oneida), Two-Spirit artist from London Ontario, and Oneida Nation of the Thames. Residing in K’jipuktuk (Halifax). Hoax’s practice explores the ever oscillating weight of brown queer indigenous yearning and desire (romantic, platonic, the self) using themes of hard and soft, sensuality and clinical, the body and incorporeal, while using materials and iconography from urban and rural (reservation) spaces, work born from the middle mixture of these themes and materials, in hopes to unnerve and entice.
In 2019, Brandon Hoax presented their first ribbon regalia harness in Worn Inward, an exhibition which toured between the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax and Yarmouth, NS, as well as the Grenfell Art Gallery in Cornerbrook, NL. In 2020, they were accepted into the Banff Centre for the Arts Kinship Medicines residency, and participated in a residency at Eyelevel artist-run centre under the mentorship of Dayna Danger.