Born in Montreal, Quebec, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in 1962. While at Rutgers she studied painting with Roy Lichtenstein, sculpture with George Segal and Art History with Allan Kaprow.
From 1963 to 1981, she was a freelance photographer with the National Film Board of Canada.
She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. (wikipedia)