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image from film the Impossible Blue RoseLisa Lipton, "Signed Your Loving Secret Admirer – the Impossible Blue Rose," 2015, photo by Dean Mullin.

UWindsor grad longlisted for national visual arts award

For the fifth time in seven years, UWindsor visual arts grad Lisa Lipton (MFA 2006) has been named to the long list of candidates for the Sobey Art Award.

Established in 2002, the annual award for visual artists under 40 years old aims to promote new developments in contemporary Canadian art and provide opportunities for artists, bringing them national and international attention. The overall winner will receive $100,000, with $25,000 going to each of the four shortlisted artists, and $2,000 to each of the remaining 20 longlisted artists.

Lipton is a multidisciplinary visual artist, musician, and director whose projects explore the potential for crossing genres of film, mixed-media installation, performance, theatre and music. Representing the Atlantic region, she was shortlisted for a Sobey Art Award in 2015, and longlisted in 2017, 2016, 2013, and 2012.

Judges will announced a shortlist May 29, and the winner on November 14 at the National Gallery of Canada, which will host a related exhibition.