Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright

2019 Program Artist

Katie Lyle (born in Victoria, BC, Canada, lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) and Shelby Wright (born and lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) have worked collaboratively since 2015. Together, their work spans visual art, performance, dance, creative writing and installation, addressing themes of cross-disciplinary translation, gesture, close observation and friendship. In 2018, they created A Room to Perform (2018), a work that explores how a structure might actively become part of a performance, letting its shape and form determine the way their movements were obscured and cropped. They continue to develop ideas around framing a performed work with the use of physical objects, props and also by introducing the camera to their work.


Read me, Love me, Leave me: Toronto Art Book Fair

Read me, Love me, Leave me explores different modes of reading through collaboration, humour, and storytelling. Invited guest artists, including Life of a Craphead, Katie Lyle & Shelby Wright, and Cotey Pope, respond to works that they have created, admire, find inspirational, or spark curiosity. In the spirit of open-mic, members of the public are […]