Printed Flight // Lisa Matthias

Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Printed Flight, a solo exhibition by Lisa Matthias (AB), opening March 1 to April 5, 2024.


Printed Flight explores the worlds of songbirds, insects, and landscapes, through the media of woodcut printmaking, ecological soundscape, and stop-motion animation.


Informed by Matthias’ background as an ecologist and integrating the experiences and soundscapes of both scientific fieldwork and artist residencies, Printed Flight focusses on the small birds and essential insects of our ecosystems. Featuring Matthias’ largest work to date, The Ornithology Collection, a 15-foot woodblock print that emerged from the artist’s in-depth study of natural history specimens at the Royal Alberta Museum.


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Residing just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Lisa Matthias is an interdisciplinary visual artist with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Science in plant ecology from the University of Manitoba. Her artwork has been exhibited in exhibitions across Canada, the US, and internationally, and is represented by two commercial art galleries. Transitioning from a career as a botanist and wildlife biologist in western Canada, Matthias‘ creative process integrates science-based approaches with a studio focus on printmaking, and expanded print practices incorporating stop-motion animation and sound. Alongside her studio practice she teaches community art classes in Edmonton. She is a parent to twin school-aged children, and her love for animals and the outdoors deeply influences her work.



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