Maritime-born artist, Lisa Lipton (a.k.a. FRANKIE) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, musician and director who received her B.F.A. from NSCAD University in 2003, and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor. Her installations exemplify a diversity of interest within the arts combining sculpture, video, knitted costume, paint with performances that involve dance and music. Her projects explore the potential for crossing genres of film, mixed media installation, performance, theatre and music. Her visions are reflective of an interest in directorial and curatorial practices, collaboration and social interaction, as well as working within non-traditional contexts in order to explore the boundaries of performance and filmic production. She has currently completed a major tour throughout North America with her latest drumming project - BLAST BEATS: Phase Three, which will culminate in a multi-media exhibition and her first feature film – THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, and most recently served as one of the Longlist representatives for the Maritime Provinces within the Sobey Art Awards (2012 & 2013).