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Artists as Writers: Myers, Lisa

Artist Biography

(Lisa Myers as Artist-in-Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario)

Myers, Lisa (Rose)

Graduate of OCAD University

Areas of Expertise
Print-making, stop-motion animation, performance,


Lisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Myers has a Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University. Her recent work involves printmaking, stop-motion animation and performance. Since 2010 she has worked with anthocyanin pigment from blueberries in printmaking, and stop-motion animation. Her participatory performances involve sharing berries and other food items in social gatherings reflecting on the value found in place and displacement; straining and absorbing. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in venues including Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her writing has been published in a number of exhibition publications in addition to the journal Senses and Society, C Magazine and FUSE Magazine. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation and she is based in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario.

Artist biography taken from Lisa Myers’ website

Online Resources

Lisa Myers Website. Contains documentation of recent artworks.

Lisa Myers on the Art Gallery of Ontario website. Contains information about Myers' residency at the gallery.

Writing by Lisa Myers

Please note that not all works are available through the OCADU library. To acquire one of these works through Interlibrary Loan or other means, please contact the library for assistance.

Lisa Myers: Writing about her own art

"Rails and Ties". 2016 Walter Phillips Gallery exhibition essay.

tibewh by Olivia Whetung, with words by Lisa Myers: Water is Land, Land is Also Water. C Magazine. Issue 134, Summer 2017.

Lisa Myers: Writing about art

On These Grounds. Part of Marvellous Grounds: Special Issue #2 – Bodies as Archives: QTBIPOC Art and Performance in Toronto. n.d.  Read online.

In The Moment, Of The Moment. Catalogue essay written as curator for Vtape's In the moment, of the moment. n.d.  Read online.

Reading the Talk. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2014.  Read the book at OCADU Library.
Contemporary Indigenous artists explore ancient treaties to reveal what they say about relationships to lands, region and territory, while considering distinct Indigenous perspectives on the history of treaties in this land now called Canada. Includes an essay by Lisa (Rose) Myers.

Lisa Myers: Writing about food

Serving it Up: Recipes, Art, and Indigenous Perspectives. The Senses and Society Volume 7, 2012 - Issue 2: Sensory Aesthetics. Read online through OCADU Library.

Palate Meets Palette. The Senses and Society. Volume 6, 2011. Issue 2. Read online through OCADU Library.

A Taster of Best Before. Muskrat Magazine. March 04, 2013. Read online through Muskrat Magazine.

Best before: recipes and food in contemporary aboriginal art. Thesis for OCAD University, 2011. Read online via OCADU Open Research.
This thesis consists of a curatorial essay and contemporary art exhibition entitled 'Best Before' featuring artwork by KC Adams, Keesic Douglas, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Peter Morin and Suzanne Morrissette.

Lisa Myers: Interviews

Food for Thought: Interview with Lisa Myers. by Kristina Mierins. Magenta Foundation Magazine. Read online.