Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

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.

33
Master's Students
26
Doctoral Students
15
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
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
Frei Njootli, Jeneen Indigenous sovereignty; decolonization; Production, dissemination and embodiment of images
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
Makris, Georgios Arts of Byzantium; Material culture and archaeology of monasticism; Dissemination and usage of portable objects across the eastern Mediterranean; Medieval monastic culture
Mansoor, Jaleh Art history and theory; Curatorial and related studies; Visual arts and media arts; Cultural Industries; Formalism; Marxism and Critical Theory; Marxist Feminism; Modernism; Twentieth Century European Art
Monteyne, Joseph Art history and theory; Curatorial and related studies; Visual arts and media arts; Arts and Technologies; Renaissance/early modern art and print culture
Orell, Julia History of Chinese Art; Landscape painting of the Song and Yuan dynasties; Construction of place, site, region, and empire in painting and other visual media; Art and the production of knowledge; Cultural and historical geography; History of cartography
Pina, Manuel Images
Roy, Marina Intersection between materials, history, language, and ideology
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 Art history and theory; Curatorial and related studies; Visual arts and media arts; Activism and visual culture; Artist or Author Social Identity; Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Canadian contemporary art; Feminist art histories; Movement culture; Performance studies; Queer art; social movements
Smith, Tai Art history and theory; Cinema studies; Curatorial and related studies; Film, television and digital media; Visual arts and media arts; Arts and Technologies; Economical Contexts; Gender; media theory; Modern and Contemporary Art and Design; Politics of Media and Mediation; Textiles
Soussloff, Catherine Art, Art History, European Art, Performance Art, Performance Studies, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, historiography and theory of European art
Thauberger, Althea Photographic history/theory; Media philosophy; Biopolitics and institutional critique/reform; Settler decolonization, and site-based art and activism
Watson, Donald Scott Contemporary Canadian art, art issues and art theory

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