Lisa Smolkin

Lisa Smolkin is an artist living in Tkaronto/Toronto. Her art practice comprises performance, video, and installation, exploring themes of selfhood and hierarchies by incorporating elements from popular culture and healing traditions within humorous narrative structures. She was a frequent performer at Doored, a performance art/conceptual comedy show put on by Life of a Craphead, and has performed at The Art Gallery of Ontario and The Banff Centre, as well as having work featured in C Magazine and Canadian Art Magazine. In 2020, Lisa was a winner of The Emerging Digital Artists Award.

Talks & Events

  • Approaches to Art Writing with Lisa Smolkin

    October 15, 2022

    A reimagined iteration of our Studio for Emerging Writers program, Approaches to Art Writing is a series of workshops that will be available to the general public. Workshop facilitators, dates, and details will be released consecutively, with sessions to take place between April and October, 2022.

    To attend, please book via Eventbrite. This event will be limited to 10 people and will take place over Zoom.

    Posters, lists, and clothing
    October 15, 11am–12pm PST / 2–3pm EST
    With Lisa Smolkin

    Write about an Okay Boomer shirt.

    In this online workshop, we consider posters, lists, and clothing as cogent potential structures for writing and art-making. Together, we will generate on the spot word art and relevant lists. Bring your innermost feelings.