Sydney Lancaster (Canada)

Sydney Lancaster is an Edmonton-based visual artist, writer, and musician. Her mixed media work draws upon her graduate training in Canadian experimental writing, autobiography, and literary theory at the University of Alberta, and is concerned with the subjectivity and contradictions inherent in the construction of personal and social narratives and histories. Lancaster has exhibited in solo an group shows in Edmonton and Calgary, and curated CORTEX: a multidisciplinary event in 2006 and 2007 for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. She is currently completing work on images and text for a chapbook/artist book with poet Catherine Owen, to be published in 2010 by Red Nettle Press. She has been twice nominated for the Telus Award for Innovation in the Arts for her curatorial work, and for the Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist at the PACE Awards in Edmonton. Her website is Sydney Lancaster.

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