Michelle McGeough

BFA, MA (Carleton), PhD (New Mexico)

Michelle McGeough (Métis) is an Indigenous art historian, artist, and curator.  She received her MA from Carleton University and her PhD from the University of New Mexico.

McGeough’s research interests have focused on contemporary and historical Indigenous cultural production and Indigenous non-binary identities. This has included an examination of an Indigenous understanding of the erotic through the paintings of Norval Morrisseau. Her essay “Norval Morrisseau and the Erotic” was published in Drew Hayden Taylor’s anthology Me Sexy.

McGeough is also interested in the application of Indigenous research methodologies and the incorporation of these ways of knowing into the curation of Indigenous material culture and art. McGeough curated the exhibition and wrote the catalogue for Through Their Eyes: Indian Painting in Santa Fe, 1918–1945. Prior to her appointment to UBC, she taught museum studies at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.