Lera Kotsyuba (she/her) is an editor, art and architecture critic based in Tkaronto.
She is a Ukrainian immigrant and settler working on the land of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum covenant, Lera works toward shared responsibilities around the built environment, and strives for anti-capitalist systems of community.
Completing her MA in Art History with a Curatorial Studies diploma at York University, Lera has been working across disciplines in architectural history and craft.
Lera has also worked as a contributing writer and researcher for the Inuit Artist Database at the Inuit Art Foundation. She has written for numerous publications, notably FUSION Magazine, GLASHAUS, and Urban Glass, and edited a new book by Sarah Hall entitled “A Thousand Colours”. Lera has also convened a session on Craft and Public Art at the 2017 Canadian Craft Biennale with ceramicist and art historian Kathy Kranias.
Lera has been a board member of the William Morris Society since 2017, and is currently the Managing Editor of Studio Magazine.
ART / ARCHITECTURE
"David Ruben Piqtoukun: Inuit artist circles through time and space." Galleries West, March 16, 2023.
"What Do We Discard? Specimen by Susan Low-Beer", Femme Art Review, March 13, 2023.
"These Fragile Topographies: The Work of Maureen Gruben", Studio Magazine, Fall/Winter 2022