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||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|
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Associate Professor and Department Head, Dana Claxton, was announced as one of seven nominees for the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the category of Arts, Culture & Design. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours...
Althea Thauberger, Althea Lorraine Index Leaf, 2018 Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Althea Thauberger, for being selected as one of 11 Canadian artists on the longlist of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award. The Scotiabank Photography Award is Canada’s largest and most prestigious...
Image: Olivia Whetung, #35 (detail), 2015, 10/0 seed beads, thread, steel. Dimensions variable. Installation view from Beads, they’re sewn so tight, Textile Museum of Canada, October 10, 2018 to May 26, 2019. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid Congratulations to Olivia Whetung who is the 2018...
Following the closure announcement from the University and the Dean of Arts, the department will be closed Tuesday, February 12. WEATHER ADVISORY: Tuesday Feb. 12 day classes at UBC Point Grey are cancelled due to expected commute conditions. This affects classes starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 6:...
The UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory condemns the invasion of the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en checkpoint and forcible removal of citizens and land and water protectors from the unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. Concerned members of the department...