Phyllis Gordon’s practice in drawing and printmaking is informed by her personal experience of the outdoors and the urgent risks facing the natural world and humankind as a result of global warming. Her primarily studio-based practice is inspired by significant time spent by the water and in the forests, walking in the burnt regions among the bare trunks and new growth, taking photographs, being in the presence of continual transformation.
As a young woman, Gordon studied art in Vancouver, Montreal and London, England. In the mid 1970’s, as a part of an activist generation, she pursued her social justice passion and became a lawyer. She practised as a public interest and community-based lawyer in Ontario for over three decades.
Gordon’s work has been included in group, two-person and solo exhibitions in Ontario, including Visual Arts Mississauga, Satellite Project Space, London, Artworks Oakville, Colborne Art Gallery, Propeller Gallery and John. B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. She is a member of Propeller Gallery and Open Studio Printmaking Centre, Toronto.