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Dana Wyse (born August 9, 1965 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian writer and visual artist. In 1991, Dana Wyse received her BFA from the University of British Columbia. She lives and works between Vancouver and Paris. 

In 1996, Wyse began her best known artwork, a pill-themed installation called Jesus Had A Sister Productions. It is a work-in-progress to which the artist adds new elements each year. Using humour and irony, Wyse's pharmacy discusses such universal themes as gender, race, existence, spirituality, death, politics, sexuality, identity, dreams and aspirations. The work also dissects aspects of human relationship such as trust, love, communication, pleasure and power. Man's utopic quest for perfection, achieved in instant time, is the underlying philosophy of Jesus Had A Sister Productions. Wyse incorporates advertising images from the 1960's into her work to underline the absurdity of these images as well as man's lust for shopping and mass consumption.