Lisa Myers
Upcoming Exhibitions:
Shore Lunch
Three site specific forms: May 18-19, June 20, 29 and July 1, 2014

Shore Lunch addresses the layered history of Toronto's shoreline, as well as those of other Great Lakes. Lisa Myers, in collaboration with Kip Jones and John Myers, has created a multi-site art venue for video, performance and food in the form of a camp kitchen. Shore Lunch explores the historical interaction of waterfront leisure areas and industrial hubs in Canada's Great Lakes. In a performance collaboration with media artist and musician Melody McKiver, Shore Lunch acknowledges the past sustenance of this place.
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/freshg



Recent Exhibition
Art Gallery of Peterborough in the group exhibition "Artists' Walks"
Curated by Earl Miller
artists: Marlene Creates, Don Gill, Vera Greenwood, Barbara Lounder, Lisa Myers, Gwen MacGregor, and Samuel Rowlett
Opening Friday, January 17th, 2014
and artist talk on Saturday 18th, 2014
runs from January 17 to March 16, 2014. For more information click here Artists' Walks

Opening Friday, September 27th!! Waterfront - September 27, 2013, at Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Collaboration with Sean Martindale and Yvan McKinnon
ALL PURPOSE as part of the exhibition Land/Slide: Possible Futures - September 21 to October 14, 2013 at the Markham Museum

Some of my media work is online at MAP Magazine

Recent curatorial projects

NOT SO FAST at York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, Toronto - Opening reception Thursday, July 19th, 2012, show ran until September 23, 2012.

Night Kitchen Under the Tabletop at OCAD U, Nuit Blanche 2012, Toronto - September 29th 7pm to 7am.

Recent art projects

Blueprints For a Long Walk ran from May 30 to June 29, 2013 at Urban Shaman in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

True North
"True North" at the York Quay Centre at Harbourfront in Toronto, show ends April 14, 2013.

Noise Cooking a collaboration with Autumn Chacon at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the Young Gallery. Opening reception August 15th from 6pm to 8pm. Exhibition runs until October 28th. recent write up in Art:21 blog column Gastro-Vision

Recent writing

Review of Beat Nation in the recent issue of C Magazine

Attended a super fun art curator/writer's residency at Est Nord Est in May/June 2012. I'm contributing an article to their next publication.

Contribution to NDNSPAM art net project:
Memories of Spamtown


Upcoming Exhibitions
Shore Lunch at Harbourfront Toronto, May 2014


Curatorial Statement
My art, writing and curatorial research interests include museum conventions, contemporary Indigenous art, geography and the use of food in art practice. In my curatorial practice, I work with the artist(s) collaboratively to investigate the curatorial premise or thesis of an exhibition. In this way, I value the reciprocation of ideas and research between the artist(s) and curator throughout the planning of an exhibition. As part of a student project I co-curated "You Are Here" (2010) at the Art Gallery of Ontario. My independent curatorial projects include "NOT SO FAST" at York Quay Centre at Harbourfront in Toronto and "past now" at the MacLaren Art Centre, "Night Kitchen Under the Table Top" for Nuit Blanche at OCAD U in 2012.

Artist Statement
I consider walking and cooking as research methods for art making. Using video, super eight film, photographs, sound, and writing as documentation sources, I delve into stories and experiment with ways to retell or re-construct narratives in sculptural and installation form. I use a range of media and materials in my artwork including print making, sewn structures and surfaces often involving video projections, audio and the assemblage of materials such as food, seeds, canvas and beads. The tactile nature of working with these materials is similar to the creative process of cooking. Each ingredient has a story and its origin or cultivation contributes to the meal, as do the materials that I bring together in my artwork. The emphasis on food and place resonate through much of my work and reifies the stories and meaning embedded and imbued on these elements.

In addition to being an artist, Lisa Myers is a curator, musician and chef. These disciplines inform her various practices. In 2011, Myers earned her Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University, which focused on the use of food in Indigenous art practice. She has exhibited her work in a number of group exhibitions in venues including Onsite[at]OCAD (Toronto), MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Lisa works and lives in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario.