Elyse Lewis is an emerging artist from Montreal’s South Shore. Through the use of photography and text, she explores philosophical and psychosocial themes pertaining to the Self and its needs of belongingness, relatedness, identity, transcendence. From an honest and vulnerable point of view, what she considers as subjective self-documentaries become spaces of dialogue in which socially complex topics are approached. Whether through printed images, virtual galleries, or books; touching on the autobiographical, the experimental, and the poetic; Lewis is interested in the various aesthetic forms her narrative can be told.
Lewis holds a BFA in Photography from Concordia University (2017). Her work has been shown in galleries such as Le Livart and Donald Browne, and has been published online on Washing Dishes as well as self-published in in two books: Opiate Summer (2016) and Cycles of Abuse (2020). Lewis was also selected as part of Artch’s exhibition for emerging contemporary art in 2019. She works and resides in Montreal.