Experimental, dynamic and adventurous, I use found objects in my processes of painting and printmaking. I love bold colours, rich texture, mystery and surprise. I am inspired by unusual moments of beauty in the most ordinary circumstances of everyday life.


2001 Bachelor of Education University of Manitoba
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Queen’s University Kingston
1990-95 Digital Art Courses – Various Centennial and George Brown Colleges, Toronto
1990 Ontario Diploma, Art Specialist Wexford School for the Arts, Toronto

Solo and Duo Exhibitions

1994 Lisa Ayow Ban Righ Centre, Queen’s University
1996 Visual Dialogues:
Lisa Ayow and Tara Cooper
Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

Selected Juried Exhibitions

1998 Consilium Show:
Scarborough Arts Council
Consilium Place, Toronto
1998 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto City Hall
1996 100 Prints: Open Studio Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto
1994 Together Again: Union Gallery Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

Awards, Corporate Collections

1998 Best Print Consilium Show, Toronto
1994 Ernst and Young
Purchase Award
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Professional Experience

2017 – Current Studio Volunteer Art City, Winnipeg, MB
2017 – Current School Programs Volunteer,
Guide and Workshop
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2017 – Current Gallery and Library Volunteer Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, MB
2001 – Current Elementary Classroom Teacher Seven Oaks School Division, MB
2008 and 2009 Grade Five Arts Camp Instructor Seven Oaks School Division
1997 – 1999 Adult Educator Nunavut Arctic College, Cape Dorset, NU
1998 Art Instructor Peter Pitseolak Secondary
School,Cape Dorset, NU
1996 Artist in Residence, Print Studio West Baffin Eskimo Co-op,
Cape Dorset, NU
1996 Guest Artist Speaker Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School, Scarborough, ON
1994 Guest Artist Speaker Ban Righ Brown Bag Lecture Series, Queen’s University