Shelby Lisk is a multidisciplinary artist, poet and photographer, born and raised in Belleville, close to her roots of Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory). She completed her degree in Fine Arts, with a minor in Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa (2015) and a diploma in Photojournalism at Loyalist College (2019). She is currently completing a certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture through Queen's University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (2020).

Shelby has exhibited her work in Canada and the U.S. Her writing and artwork have appeared in Red Rising Magazine, Hart House Review and #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, published by Annick Press. She is the recipient of a Governor General's History award in the Indigenous Arts and Stories category (Historica Canada 2018), best "short short"in TVO's Short Doc contest (TVO, 2019), Emerging Indigenous Reporter Scholarship from JHR (Journalists for Human Rights, 2017), the Helen Nininger Scholarship in Fine Arts (University of Ottawa, 2015) and the Daïmôn Prize for Photography (University of Ottawa, 2014).

Shelby currently works full time as a multimedia journalist covering Indigenous current affairs in Ontario.

For commercial and editorial photography, please visit my website here.


Portrait by Matthew Hayes

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