Born and raised in Cobourg, Ontario, Lana Missen is a Toronto based visual artist working with photography to explore themes of the body, identity, and female representation. Through portraiture, she aims to create visibility and a space to share her own and others’ stories to a wider audience. A strong believer in collaboration and community, Missen’s practice is based on engaging with individuals and her viewers. Her body of work “That F Word” was shown at OCAD University’s 100th Graduate Exhibition, and was part of the ‘Contact’ photo festival in Toronto in May 2015. Her first solo show was held at OISE through partnership with WIA projects in June 2015.
Outside of her fine art practice, Lana enjoys documenting performances of live theatre, dancers, and musicians. Lana Missen graduated in 2015 from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction in Photography, and a minor in English.