Artist Bio

Liljana Mead Martin is an artist and environmental researcher working with material and media to deep dive into the sensorial and material elements of climate change. Her art practice responds to land degradation in situ and synthesizes speculative potential in adaptation, death and rebirth.

Martin holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design ('10) and MFA from Emily Carr University ('16). Her work has been shown at The Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture (YT), Artscape Gibraltar Point (TO), CSA Space (BC), Nanaimo Art Gallery (BC), and Wil Aballe Art Projects (BC), Zalucky Contemporary (TO) NADA House (NYC) and Art Toronto (‘22, ‘23). She is the Editor and founder of BIOMASS, an online repository for artist conversations on sustainable practice (‘20 - present). She is a member of the Hummingbird Collective, a team of artist-ecologists working to tackle the urgent need for environmental literacy and improved understanding of ecological systems. Martin currently works as a Science Communicator for the Conservation Decisions Lab, in the Department for Forest & Conservation Science, at the University of British Columbia.

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Liljana Mead Martin works at Studio #403 Artist Resource Centre (ARC) East Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These are the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Learn about Land Back