myersLisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She grew up in southern Ontario and is of Anishinaabe ancestry from Shawanaga and Beausoleil First Nations. Lisa works in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario. Myers’ work as an artist is influenced by the many years she worked as a cook and by her family stories and history from the Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario Regions. Lisa experiments with walking and cooking as ways to think through the ideas in her work. Myers uses a range of media and materials including printmaking, sewn structures, film, 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 a meal, as do the materials Lisa brings together in her artwork. She has exhibited her work in venues including Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Peterborough Art Gallery, MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition to being an artist, Myers is a curator, musician, and chef. In 2011, she earned an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. Her current research focuses on both media art and disparate concepts of value related to the life of materials and techniques passed on through generations. She has curated exhibitions at the MacLaren Art Centre, The Robert Mclaughlin Gallery and the York Quay Centre at Harbourfront in Toronto. Her writing has been published in Senses and Society, C Magazine, and Fuse. Myers is currently assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Environmental Studies working in food studies, Indigenous art and Community arts education.