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about me

hello, my name is lisa walker, i am a photo-based artist currently living in vancouver bc, originally from the small northern town of kitimat bc. 


the art that i make usually comes out of the need to journal, collect or remember things.  i use photography as a tool to work through thoughts and reflect on situations, which are sometimes sad, confused, or funny.


i am a haisla first nations person, and was raised mostly outside of my traditional culture due to the impacts of colonization.  i am also part british.  much of my work comes out of exploring duality in identity, and feeling like an awkward outsider at times.  with my photos, i tend to try and seek other things that feel or seem out of place.


thank you for taking some time to look at my photos. i'd love to hear from you, feel free to send me a message.

Institutional Education:

BFA, Major in Photography, Emily Carr University, 2008

Fine Arts Diploma, Thompson Rivers University, 2005


Selected Exhibitions + Publications:

Solo Shows:

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

taking a vacation, The Beehive, Vancouver BC, 2011

Migration Patterns, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC, 2010

Sight-Seeing, Re-entry Espresso and Wicked Cafe, Vancouver BC, 2009


Group Shows:

Carnegie Art Room Swarm Show, Carnegie Centre, Vancouver BC, 2012

Space Invaders, Red Gate, Vancouver BC, 2010

581, Goonies, Vancouver BC, 2009

Emily Carr Undergraduate Exhibition, Vancouver BC, 2008

Developing tank, Plank Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2008

We are Collective, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC, 2008

Originate, Aboriginal Student Art Show, Vancouver BC, 2008

Fractured, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2007


Publications and Features:

Interviewed for a colonialism, culture and identity class, SFU student final project, 2016

“Framed: Self portraiture in Canada" Geist Magazine, 2015 - photography and interview

Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, Inanna Publications & Education Inc, 2011

Front Magazine, Properties Issue, 2009

University of Alberta, Sociology Department Website, 2008

Redwire Magazine, June 2008

Phraim Magazine, 2008

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