Elizabeth Sweeney is a visual artist, art gallery educator and curator. She is also a neurodivergent queer of Acadian settler decent, 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. In 2019, Elizabeth was awarded a two-year Chalmers Art Fellowship for her project Premise/Shift.
Originally from Tusket, Nova Scotia, Elizabeth lives with her Indo-Acadian family in Ottawa