Lindsey Sharman was born in the late 1900s and has been the Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta since 2018. She has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. She edited the publication The Writing on the Wall with the University of Calgary Press and has contributed to Galleries West Magazine, n.paradoxa, and most recently, to C Magazine with her essay “The Scent of Death”. Her primary area of interest is sensorial art experiences, and her latest obsession is olfactory art. Curatorial projects of note include TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; the nationally touring retrospective The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert; Pay de Devil Brang! Brang! Pay de Devil, an exhibition by Curtis Santiago; ROYGBIV with Shoplifter, Kapwani Kiwanga, Anri Sala, and Rodney LaTourelle and Louise Witthoft; and the exhibition Scents of Movement, Scents of Place, for which Sharman was awarded the Canadian Museum Association's Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2023.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.