lisa walker (she/her/hers) x̄á’isla nation

based in so called bc canada

overview: mixed Indigenous artist with a BFA in Photography currently practicing beading as a full time career            


juried beadwork events:

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, Nov 2022

McMaster Museum of Art - Cosmos Concert and Moon Market, Oct 2022 

Toronto Indigenous Fashion Arts Week, June 2022

Indigenous Pop Up Shop YYJ, Victoria BC, Dec 2021

Talking Stick Pow Wow, Feb 2020

HELISET TŦE SḰÁL - 'Let the Languages Live' FPCC Indigenous Peoples Language Conference, June 2019

selected artist talks:

CARFAC Indigenous Protocols - Protection & Considerations for Indigenous Artists - Workshop Speaker, Sept 2022

Shopify Small Business Artist Talk, March 2022

Kanaka Bar Indian Band - Entrepreneurship Program Speaker, Jan 2022

Beading as Advocacy, canadian Roots Exchange, Aug 2021

BC Campus, Indigenous Speaker Series, June 2020

artist/cultural mentorship roles:

Our World: Indigenous Community and youth driven film workshops that foster creative expression in themes of Indigenous culture, language and life, 2018-present

Vancouver Stories 125: a city-wide digital storytelling project, 2012

Carnegie Art Room facilitator, 2012 

Riley Park Stories: a community based digital storytelling project, 2009

“reconciliation” work for the city of Vancouver (on and off from 2010-2019)

solo shows:

Spanning Time: Coinciding Self Portraits, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC, 2013

taking a vacation, The Beehive, Vancouver BC, 2011

Migration Patterns, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC, 2010

Sight-Seeing, Re-entry Espresso and Wicked Cafe, Vancouver BC, 2009

selected group shows:

Bill Reid Gallery - Beaded Nostalgia Show, Vancouver BC 2022

Carnegie Art Room Swarm Show, Carnegie Centre, Vancouver BC, 2012

Space Invaders, Red Gate, Vancouver BC, 2010

581, Goonies, Vancouver BC, 2009

Emily Carr Undergraduate Exhibition, Vancouver BC, 2008

We are Collective, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC, 2008

Fractured, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2007


Beading as Medicine Zine, July 2020

“Framed: Self portraiture in Canada" Geist Magazine, 2015

Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, Inanna Publications & Education Inc, 2011

University of Alberta, Sociology Department Website, 2008

Redwire Magazine, June 2008