Master of Arts
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory comprises three streams of research-based learning and practice: Art History, with a particular focus on theoretical and critical discourses concerning the social impact of art and visual representation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; Critical and Curatorial Studies, examining through research and exhibition projects issues in contemporary visual culture and display; and Visual Art, with an undergraduate curriculum placing art production, academic learning and a graduate emphasis on preparation for participation in the field of contemporary international art.
|Adriasola Munoz, Ignacio Alberto||investigates responses by artists and intellectuals to the crisis of aesthetic and political representation triggered by the failed protests against the US-Japan Security Treaty of 1960, and in particular their reliance on depictions of the sexual and geographical margins in their articulation of an aesthetics of political disaffection.|
|Claxton, Dana||film, video, photography, single- and multi-channel video installation, and performance art|
|Gu, Xiong||Fine Art. Transcultural identity and hybridity. Through the critical angle of visual art, my work encompasses other elements such as sociology, geography, economics, politics, literature; and finally, the dynamics of globalisation, local culture and individual identity shifts. These shifts do not merely constitute a simple amalgamation of two original subjects, but instead, seek to create an entirely new space., Installation, painting, drawing, photography, contemporary art theory|
|James, Gareth||histories of iconoclasm in which the social divisions and inequities that mark and delimit artistic practice are registered most emphatically|
|Khorakiwala, Ateya||Arts and Cultural Traditions, Modern Architectural History, History of Modern Landscapes and Built Environments, South Asian Art and Architecture|
|Mansoor, Jaleh||Cultural Industries, Modernism, Twentieth Century European Art, Formalism, Marxist Feminism, Marxism and Critical Theory|
|McGeough, Michelle||Arts and Cultural Traditions, Indigenous art history, methodologies and Two-Spirit/Indigenous queer critique|
|Monteyne, Joseph||Arts and Technologies, Renaissance/early modern art and print culture|
|Roy, Marina||Intersection between materials, history, language, and ideology|
|Ryan, Maureen||18th and 19th century Europe and Noth America History Politics of culture issues, colionalism, national identity, gender and race|
|Salgirli, Saygin||architecture of fourteenth-century Bursa, the first Ottoman capital|
|Shelton, Anthony||Mexican and Andean visual culture, critical museology, development of folk art, aesthetics|
|Silver, Erin||Artist or Author Social Identity, Artistic and Literary Marginality, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Social Movements, Canadian contemporary art, Queer art , Feminist art histories, Activism and visual culture, Performance studies, Movement culture|
|Smith, Tai||Arts and Technologies, Economical Contexts, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, Media Theory, Politics of Media and Mediation, Gender, Textiles|
|Soussloff, Catherine||Art, Art History, European Art, Performance Art, Performance Studies, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, historiography and theory of European art|
|Watson, D||Contemporary Canadian art, art issues and art theory|
|Zeigler, Barbara||Visual Art (Print Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Installation Art, Video, and Collaborative/Public Art), Environmental Politics, Animal Studies, BC Salmon Populations|
A warm congratulations to recent BA graduate Claire Geddes Bailey, whose stop-motion animation/multi-media installation, Swimming Pool (2019), received an honourable mention for the 2019 Lind Prize. In Swimming Pool, Bailey examines the impulse toward narrative and visibility, miniaturizing herself...
Photo courtesy of Canadian Art. Congratulations to AHVA alumna, Jayne Wilkinson, on her promotion to Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Art. This follows her initial appointment at Canadian Art as Managing Editor in March 2018. The now Toronto-based Wilkinson earned an MA in Art History at UBC in 2014....
AHVA PhD candidate Pamela MacKenzie has received a prestigious pre-doctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome beginning in September of 2019. MacKenzie will be a part of the research group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions. Their research...
Associate Professor and Department Head, Dana Claxton, was honoured as a 2019 YWCA Woman of Distinction in the category of Arts, Culture & Design in the esteemed company of seven other nominees. A recognized academic, media producer, director and writer, Dana challenges stereotypes of...