Dana Wyse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
detail from Jesus Had A Sister Productions, 1997

Dana Wyse (born August 9, 1965 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian writer and visual artist.


Wyse received her BFA from the University of British Columbia in 1991. She lives and works in Vancouver.[citation needed]


In 1996, Wyse began her best known artwork, a pill-themed installation called Jesus Had A Sister Productions. [1][2] It is a work-in-progress to which the artist adds new elements each year. The work dissects aspects of human relationships such as trust, love, communication, pleasure and power. Woman's utopic quest for perfection, achieved in instant time, is the underlying philosophy of Jesus Had A Sister Productions.[3] Wyse incorporates advertising images from the 1960s into her work to underline the absurdity of these images as well as woman's lust for shopping and mass consumption.[4]


  1. ^ Azimi, Roxanna. "When art imitates business". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dana Wyse, les 10 ans de Jesus Had A Sister Productions™". Art Press. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  • Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art, eds. Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin, Merrell, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85894-390-9
  • Femmes artistes/artistes femmes : Paris, de 1880 à nos jours, Catherine Gonnard and Elisabth Lebovici, Hazan, 2007. ISBN 978-2-7541-0206-3
  • How to Turn Your Addiction to Prescription Drugs into a Successful Art Career, Dana Wyse, Elisabeth Lebovici, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Editions du Regard, 2007. ISPN 9782841051991
  • Dana Wyse: Jesus Had A Sister Productions 1996–2001, Elisabeth Lebovici, 2001.
  • Vancouver: A History in Photographs, Aynsley Vogel and Dana Wyse, Altitude Publishing, 1993. ISBN 978-1-55153-076-5

External links[edit]