Shelby Lisk

 

FAC RESIDENCY ARTIST HIGHLIGHT

not your goddessII

I am a Haudeosaunee artist of mixed-race ancestry. I investigate my identity throughout my artwork by exploring my gender roles, relationship dynamics and the position I hold as a Haudenosaunee and Canadian woman and what it means to straddle the line between these identities.

In my current work I have begun to incorporate textiles and knitting to reference the idea of storytelling and the passing down of knowledge from a matrilineal line. I am interested in exploring feminine characteristics and practices and their position as subordinate to male practices. As I have done in the past, I am using these ideas to emphasize the importance of non-institutionalized knowledge that is passed in ways such as personal stories, traditions, and craft.

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