Elizabeth MacKenzie has lived and worked in a number of Canadian cities including Toronto, Saskatoon, Edmonton and currently, Vancouver. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and received her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon). Her work in drawing, installation and video has been represented in numerous festivals and exhibitions across Canada, United States and Europe. Her work has been characterized by an interest in representations of maternal ambivalence, notions of the parasite, interrogations of portraiture and the representation of ambiguous identities. She maintains an ongoing commitment to collaboration and teaching.
Judith Schwarz, Professor of Contemporary Theory in Visual Arts, Sculpture and Drawing in the Visual Arts Department at York University, is a nationally recognized artist whose work is found in public and private collections across Canada. Schwarz has successfully completed a number of large-scale public commissions which integrate artwork with the environment. Recent projects include solo exhibitions in Toronto and Japan and outdoor public sculpture in Vancouver.