Liljana Mead Martin is a visual artist living and working on unceded Coast Salish territories, Vancouver. Her work explores the intimate connections between body, ecology and the built environment to surface deep rooted ideas driving the production of space in contemporary life. Her practice traces connections between the body, surrounding architecture and local urban ecologies through mediums of choreographed movement, sculpture, photography and drawing. In recent work she envisages how the composites of a transitory site might be embodied, impressed, drawn and materialized over time.
Liljana has created work as an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff AB), The Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture (Dawson City YT) and Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto Island ON). Her artwork and research has been shown in the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Ground Gallery, Far Afield, the Banff Centre, Dynamo Arts Association (Vancouver) and Recess (NYC).
Liljana designed and founded The Reading Studio, a sustainably sourced mobile art studio parked in Reading, Vermont. She is co-founder of Hyphenated Sites, a temporary exhibition platform set inside a shipping container in Vancouver (’16). She has worked as an artist-researcher for the Float School, the School for Eventual Vacancy, and has lead seminars at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is currently an Instructor of Drawing at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver.