Lise Hosein

Lise Hosein is a producer at CBC Arts. Before that, she was an arts reporter at JazzFM 91, an interview producer at George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. When she's not at her CBC Arts desk she's sometimes an art history instructor and is always quite terrified of bees.

Latest from Lise Hosein

Art 101

Beautiful terror: Why witnessing 'the sublime' in art gives you that awestruck feeling

Artists have tried for centuries to capture the sensation you feel in the face of something immeasurable.
Art 101

Art 101: The juiciest art war of the 21st century

Here's what happened when one artist helped create the blackest shade of black — and decided nobody else could use it.
Art 101

How curators went from caretakers to art stars — and why there are curators for everything now

In this week's Art 101, Professor Lise looks at how the idea of the curator evolved.
Art 101

Why paintings used to look so weird, and how linear perspective changed everything

Linear perspective organizes the frame, making it seem like it’s happening in a real space and directing your eye to the most important part of the scene.
Art 101

3 artists pushing back against colonialism by using the tools of their colonizers

This week's Art 101 looks at anti-colonial art, from a gun shooting cherry blossoms to masks made from Air Jordans.
Art 101

Why the still life — an artform that was once put at the bottom of art's hierarchy — has endured

What's the deal with still life painting? On this edition of Art 101, Professor Lise walks us through the history of this form of painting.
Art 101

5 artists who went to extremes with their bodies and put themselves at risk for their art

From deliberate exposure to Chernobyl's radiation to using plastic surgery to look like famous paintings.
Art 101

The divide between art and sports can be vast, but sometimes art and sports have been friends

In this week’s Art 101, Professor Lise takes us through times where art and sports have played on the same team.
Bad at Art

In just 10 days, this beginner artist is 'finding himself' in the form of a self-portrait

From 2D to 3D to...macaroni?, Stephen Robinson is finding the best medium to render his image in the most soul-capturing way.
COVID Residencies

In isolation, film director Floria Sigismondi turned to the past — and some old photo albums

When the acclaimed director returned to painting during isolation, she found a meditative act and a way to re-process the past.