Suzy Lake (American-Canadian, b. 1947) is a Toronto-based artist who uses video, photography and performance to explore the politics of gender, the body and identity. Her career has been explored in survey exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa (1993) and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2014). She has participated in major group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Photographers’ Gallery, London, England. Lake’s photographs have been collected by many institutions, including the Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA; the Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Austria; and the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, to name a few. Among her many accolades are the Greater Toronto Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award (1997), the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2016), and the Scotiabank Photography Award (2016).
A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival