Born in Toronto, Ontario; graduated from Tobique Valley High School, Plaster Rock in 1978. Received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in 1990.
As a member of the Halifax Co-op from 1985-1990, Brewer worked extensively in black and white photograph developing, and printing his own negatives.
Brewer performed art and poetry at a series of events organized by NSCAD, and also performed spoken word in Montreal during the 1990’s.
Since 1978 Brewer has lived throughout Canada, from the streets of Edmonton, AB to York Landing, a Cree community in northern Manitoba; to Toronto, ON; to Halifax, NS; to Montreal QC. Brewer currently resides in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.