Full name

lisa walker


photographic artist


vancouver canada


My name is Lisa Walker, I am a photo-based artist from the small town of Kitimat in Northern BC, Canada. I currently live in Vancouver, where I completed a BFA with a major in photography from Emily Carr University in 2008.
My art tends to revolve out of the need to journal. I use photography as a way to work through thoughts and reflect on situations.
I am half Haisla First Nations and half British. Much of my work comes out of exploring this aspect of myself; duality in identity and feelings of being an outsider. My artwork often involves images of my family and myself, images of home, or places that feel like home. My recent work also explores scenes with traces of humanity, and my relationship with photography.
I work in digital and analog photography. My work has been shown in various galleries, websites and publications across Canada.

Other ways to view my work:
flickr gallery
photo journal

Community Art Project Links:
Riley Park Stories: a community based digital storytelling project.
Vancouver Stories 125: a city-wide digital storytelling project.
Carnegie Art Room

Selected Exhibitions + Publications:


contributing artist to "Framed: Self portraiture in Canada" Geist Magazine, Canada


Spanning Time: Coinciding Self Portraits, solo show, September 2013, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC


Raven's Eye View, group show, August 2012, Little Mountain Gallery, Vancouver BC

Carnegie Art Room Swarm Show, group show, September 2012, Carnegie Centre, Vancouver BC


Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out Inanna Publications & Education Inc, Toronto, Canada

taking a vacation, Solo show, August-November 2011, The Beehive, Vancouver BC

A Collective Response, Gallery Gachet, Feb. 2010, Vancouver BC

SUMMIT, Photography Benefit Auction for SAINTS, East Van Studios, Feb. 2010

Space Invaders, Red Gate, April 2010, Vancouver BC

Mad Pride Show, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC

Front Magazine, Vancouver BC

Sight-Seeing: A Week in France, Solo Show, Re-entry Espresso (Sept-Oct 09), and Wicked Cafe (Nov. 09), Vancouver BC

581, Goonies, Vancouver BC

Migration Patterns, Gallery Gachet Solo Show, Dec 09- Jan 10, Vancouver BC

University of Alberta, Sociology Department Website Publication, Edmonton, AB

Phraim Online Magazine, Kamloops, BC

Redwire Magazine Publication, Vancouver BC

We Are Collective, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC

Street Corner Benefit Auction, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC

Originate, Aboriginal Student Art Show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC

Developing Tank, Plank Gallery, Vancouver BC

Hot One Inch Action, Button Show, Vancouver BC

Justice Rocks, Pivot Legal Society Festival, Vancouver BC.

Emily Carr Undergraduate Exhibit, Vancouver BC

Fractured, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC