Suzy Lake | College of Arts

Suzy Lake

Professor (retired)
School of Fine Art and Music


Suzy Lake is influenced by social and political involvement concurrent to the early conceptual period, she is known for her large-scale photography dealing the body as both subject and device. Early examples of her work will be included in WHACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution 1965 - 1980 at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in March of 2007. In April of 2007, her work will be featured in Identity Theft with Eleanor Antin and Lynn Hershman at the Santa Monica Museum. She has a long exhibiting career in Canada, and has contributed to exhibitions in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. Her work is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto). Suzy has taught at Concordia University, York University and the Ontario College of Art. In 1971, she was a founding member of Vehicule Art Inc, a Montreal artist-run gallery. The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography curated a retrospective of her work in 1993, and organized its tour throughout Canada. She was the recipient of the Greater Toronto Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award in 1997.

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