Liss Platt is a multimedia artist who works in photography (digital as well as traditional), video, film, installation, performance, artist’s books, web art, and any combination thereof. The issues and ideas she investigates usually dictate which ‘tools’ she uses and what form the works take. The use of everday objects, imagery, and residual media (such as analog photography) make the resultant artworks accessible through familiarity and seek to build an emotional connection to viewers by engendering feelings of nostalgia. At the same time, they also encourage audiences to reconsider assumptions about what objects and forms are appropriate as art while encouraging contemplation of often taken-for-granted aspects of our everyday life.
Her work has been exhibited and screened in North America and internationally. In addition to her exhibitions at MKG127, recent exhibitions include a solo show at Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catherines, Ontario; a performance and exhibition at Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick, and a film/video commission project for The Factory: Hamilton Media Arts in Hamilton, Ontario. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council, and recently was awarded an Ontario Arts Council - Grant to Media Artsist: Mid-Career and Established Artists to support an experimental documentary project. She lives in Hamliton, Ontario and is an Associate Professor of Multimedia at McMaster University.