Elizabeth Sweeney is a visual artist, art gallery educator and curator. She is also a queer learning disabled Acadian who grew up in rural Nova Scotia. She has a BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University (2001), a B.Ed from the University Of Ottawa (2005) and an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University (2012), where she focused on disability art and contemporary curatorial practice. She has worked at The National Gallery of Canada, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and currently works at The Canada Council for the Arts. Elizabeth frequently presents and guest lectures on the topic of art criticism, activist museum praxis and contemporary disability arts.
Originally from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Elizabeth lives with her Indo-Acadian family in Ottawa