Maritime-born artist, Lisa Lipton is a multidisciplinary artist and musician who received her B.F.A. from the NSCAD University in 2003, and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor in April 2006. Her installations exemplify a diversity of interest within the arts combining sculpture, video, knitted costume, paint with performances that involve dance and music. Lisa’s expertise as a multi-instrumentalist (violist, pianist, guitarist, drummer, etc.) and participation within the music industry - through her bands i see rowboats & currently - IT KILLS, have come to inform her current exhibitions, collaborations, directorial and curatorial practice. Some of her more recent projects, such as WINDOW BALLET, emphasize her multi-faceted talents, while at the same time locate a forum for the partnership and critique of multiple disciplines within the arts. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, most notably within Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Windsor (AGW), the Banff Centre for the Arts, New York, Detroit, Texas, North Carolina, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Moreover, Lisa’s video work has been screened internationally, with her first video being nominated for a student award. Lisa recently arrived home from a residency at The Banff Centre for the Arts with her new drumming project entitled BLAST BEATS and soon heading into another residency at the University of Windsor with the same project. In the meantime she is working on her exhibit entitled You can take my bicycle to be shown at ARTSPACE Gallery in 2011 and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2012.
by . Canadian Art, Spring 2009, v. 26, no. 1.