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.
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