About Lisa; biography.
Lisa Walter is an artist, educator, and writer who lives and works in Toronto. Following a decade of work as a theatre artist in various disciplines, her full-length play, Difference of Latitude, was published by Canadian Playwrights’ Press in 2005.
A self-taught visual artist, she has exhibited her artwork professionally since 2010. Her work has been seen at Workman Arts’ annual juried exhibition, Being Scene, for the last four years, as well as at the Propeller Centre for Visual Art, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and Nuit Blanche. In 2013, an exhibition of her work was featured as part of Necessary Angel’s production of 4.48 Psychosis. She has participated in the Rendezvous With Madness film festival as a media artist and visual artist. Lisa designed the signature collection of the Mad Couture Catwalk, which has been produced to acclaim at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Fashion Art Week, and Rideau Hall (for the Governor-General of Canada, as part of The Happening). The Globe and Mail has described her work as "delicate and unsparing."
Lisa is also a passionate and outspoken public speaker. She has presented artist talks at art galleries and universities in Southern Ontario, and participated in panel talks and conferences about creativity and mental illness. Lisa is a proud advocate for people with mental illness, and has provided training presentations for organizations such as the Barrie police service and the University of Toronto.