PHYLLIS SCHWARTZ - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Phyllis Schwartz is a multidisciplinary artist who works in photography, ceramics and publishing. She received the Canon Photography Award after graduating from Emily Carr University with a concentration in photography. Her work is in public, corporate, and private collections and has been installed, exhibited, and published locally, nationally, and internationally.

Phyllis Schwartz collaborates on publishing, curatorial, and photography projects with Edward Peck. They typically investigate community-based issues, which bring the community together. Working with land-based artist Pierre Leichner, they investigated the use of plant-based materials to create artwork that addresses issues of permanence and impermanence. Four art galleries in the Lower Mainland featured this work. Schwartz and Peck were most recently artists in residence at Wallace Stegner House in Eastend, Saskatchewan. She is currently a member of Agora's Experimental Photography, an international collective that will participate in the 2023 Experimental Photography Festival in Barcelona.