Atelier Fu’una is the studio of artist, designer, and educator Kameko Branchaud. Kameko is from many places, but mostly Providence, Rhode Island. Her artistic practice interprets local histories, empirical observations, and herself as a specimen of cultural remix. She considers education her primary medium, and through it she leverages the power of community 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, with a concentration in community arts. 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 2017 she was awarded an Appreciation Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, and in 2013 she received the Vital Contribution to the Community Award from Rhode Island College as well as the AfterZone Champion Award from the Providence After School Alliance. Kameko is currently the Director of Education at Newport Art Museum.
She is currently accepting commissions for murals and other collaborative and participatory projects.