New Book by Professor Erin Silver, Suzy Lake: Life & Work

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Assistant Professor Erin Silver on the release of her new book, Suzy Lake: Life & Work (Art Canada Institute).

In this book, Silver examines Lake’s interests in issues of identity in relation to society, gender, and the universal experiences of power and authority, and the extraordinary range of her creative experiments with materials. Bringing new insights to Lake’s tremendously varied projects, Silver reveals how Lake’s inventive practice has challenged audiences for decades and continues to do so today.

“Through her blending of performance and photography, enhanced by her early won skills in painting, drawing, and printmaking, Suzy Lake has made provocative and compelling artworks for over fifty years.”



Suzy Lake: Life & Work is available to read and/or download online at