Shelby Lisk is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and photographer from Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) whose art practice explores her connection to and place in the world as a Kanyen’kehá:ka woman. 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). Additionally, she has 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, the Globe and Mail, Room Magazine, Hart House Review and #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, published by Annick Press.

Shelby is a member of Indigenous Photograph and Women Photograph. She was a long-listed for the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award (2021). She is the recipient of a Indigenous Arts and Stories Governor General's History award (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 as a multimedia journalist covering Indigenous current affairs in Ontario.

Kanyen'kéha Bio:

Shelby Lisk nia’té:kon tsi naho’ténshon yeweyen:te, yeráhstha ne tahontierón:nion, ronwatiya’táhrha ó:ni, Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) nitiakawé:non, tsi nahò:ten yakoyo’te ne wathró:ris tsi nón:we nieien:tha ne ohontsà:ke tsi Kanyen’kehá:ka yakón:kwe naeya’tó:ten. Ya’teyakao’ktá:on ne Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (skátne ne minor ne Gender Studies) Ottawa University nón:we (2015) yakohyatónhserá:yen ni’ ó:ni ne Photojournalism, Loyalist College (2019) yeyakoteweyénston, yakohyatonhserá:yen óni tsi yakoteweyénston ne Kanyenkéha owén:na tánon tsi niyonkwarihó:ten Queen’s University tánon Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (2020). Nón:wa nikahá:wi’s tiókonte tsi yakoyó’te ne Lisk ne yerihowanátha tsi niyoterihwatié:ren ne Onkwehón:we akorihwa’shón:’a Ontario nón:we. 

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

Portrait by Matthew Hayes

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