Shelby Lisk is an emerging Ottawa-based artist, born and raised in Belleville, close to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Nation. In her artwork she explores her socially constructed identity by investigating gender roles and relationship dynamics. As well as her background as a Haudenosaunee and Canadian woman and what it means to straddle the line between these identities.
Shelby has exhibited work in Ottawa, Toronto and Chicago. She has also curated exhibitions in Ottawa and is currently working as the Director for Gallery 115 at the University of Ottawa and the gallery assistant at Central Art Garage in Centretown, Ottawa. She will be graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and minor in Feminist Studies from the University of Ottawa and hopes to later pursue graduate school.