Kameko Branchaud is an artist, designer, and educator from many places, but mostly Providence, Rhode Island. Inspired by her mixed heritage of Chamorro and French Canadian decent, Kameko's artistic practice interprets local histories, empirical observations, and herself as a specimen of cultural remix. While her visual arts focus on murals and small metals, her primary medium is education. Through her work as a teaching artist and museum educator, Kameko strives to bring creative opportunities to under-resourced populations, and to build bridges into the arts for those who are underrepresented in the field.
Kameko earned her MA in Art + Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2014, and her BS in Art Education from Rhode Island College. Her mural "So Pretty it Hurts" won first place in the juried mural competition of 20 local artists in the 2017 Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem, MA. In 2013 she received the Vital Contribution to the Community Award from Rhode Island College, and the AfterZone Champion Award from the Providence After School Alliance (PASA). Kameko is currently a Connected Learning Developer at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.