May 2021, She Also Served: Jewish Canadian Servicewomen in the Second World War (group) curated by Dr. Jennifer Eiserman and Saundra Lipton, The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta Jurors: Dr. Jennifer Eiserman, Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Calgary; Saundra Lipton, Adjunct Librarian, University of Calgary; Dick Averns, Canadian Forces Artist; and David Bercuson, Department of History, University of Calgary.
Alysa-Beth Engel was born in Toronto in 1972. Engel studied Fine Art at Queen’s University (BFA Class 1) and was awarded the Queen's Appeal Undergraduate Scholarship for high academic standing. Alysa has curated exhibitions, worked as an archivist, an art consultant, a yoga instructor and as a writer. While living in the UK (2002-2006) Alysa worked at Sotheby’s (London) and in her Chelsea Bridge Studio. Alysa's art is in corporate, public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the Donovan Collection. Her work explores Jewish identity, vulnerability and meditation. An artist member of Open Studio Contemporary Artist Centre, Alysa lives with her husband and two children.