RECEPTION: SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 1-4 PM | ARTIST TALKS AT 2 PM
LISA MATTHIAS believes that all living things are part of a larger assemblage, emphasized by the recognition of patterns and relatedness across species and scales of life. Drawing on her background as a professional ecologist, her large-scale black and white woodcuts explore the complex geometry of arthropod biophotonic nanostructures, and respond to scientific literature and speculative fiction about biomimicry and biotechnological collapse.
Lisa Matthias is an Edmonton-based artist with a diverse background. Her first formal training was in biology, where she obtained a Master of Science in plant ecology from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science in ecology from the University of Guelph. After working as a professional ecologist for over a decade, she went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of Alberta and now works as an artist and educator full-time.