Lisa Milroy, Canadian painter and educator was born on January 16, 1959.

January 16, 1959

Lisa Milroy is an Anglo-Canadian artist known for her still life paintings of everyday objects. In the 1980s Milroy’s paintings featured ordinary objects depicted against an off-white background. Subsequently her imagery expanded, which led to a number of different series including landscapes, buildings and portraits. As her approaches to still life diversified, so did her manner of painting, giving rise to a range of stylistic innovations. Throughout her practice, Milroy has been fascinated by the relation between stillness and movement, and the nature of making and looking at painting.