Lise Soskolne is a Canadian-born visual artist living and working in New York. As a means of remaining legally employed, supporting an art practice that remains disconnected from the commercial art market, and maintaining a viable and more explicit critical position, she inadvertently developed a parallel working life in administrative activism by working for nonprofit arts organizations, beginning in the late 1990s. Lise is currently Core Organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a group of artists, art workers, performers and independent curators fighting to get paid for making the world more interesting.
Soskolne’s essay Who Owns a Vacant Lot? Orthodoxy vs Culture Industry can be read here