Alumni List

The alumni list is organized alphabetically by year of graduation.

MFA in Visual Art

Sol Hashemi

Martin Katzoff

Natalie Purschwitz

Dion Smith-Dokkie

Xan Shian

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Yubing Guo

Jasmine Hynes
Curated exhibition: No Single Dancer

Amy Kazymerchyk
Curated exhibition: Thought, outside

Oluwasayo Olowo-Ake
Curated exhibition: Oruko Mi Ni: Reinterpreting Ibeji

Andrea Sanchez Ibarrola
Curated exhibition: Miradas Alternas Through Her Lens

MA in Art History

Richard Chapplow
Thesis title: Of flesh and pigment: early modern painting and representations of meat

Shala Gutierrez
Thesis title: TBA

Jeremy Kramer
Thesis title: Specters of the vessel: SMdeisha, Isamu Noguchi, and nonfunctional ceramic art in postwar Japan

Erika Kindsfather
Thesis title: TBA

Nicholas Loewen
Thesis title: Making light: criticality and carousel projection in the work of Marcel Broodthaers and Allan Sekula

Bahar Mohazabnia
Thesis title: TBA

Asumi Oba
Thesis title: Recontextualizing the silence of Japanese Canadians: artistic approaches by Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Nishimura

Jade Wang
Thesis title: Exhibiting multiculturalism: Canadian national identity and the representation of Chinese-Canadian culture

Josephine Wong
Thesis title: TBA

Eileen Wu
Thesis title: TBA

PhD in Art History

Judy Jansen
Thesis title: Appropriation, displacement and gender theft: figuring the Virgin and Christ in medieval Christian art

Jean Kyung (Alice) Choi
Thesis title: The nomad, the exile, the in-between: diaspora and identity in Korean modern and contemporary art

Jacqueline Witkowski
Thesis title: Disappearing Threads: Art Between Text and Textile in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile After 1955

MFA in Visual Art

Matthew Ballantyne

Alejandro Barbosa

Rosamunde Bordo

Samantha Kinsley

Nazanin Oghanian

Julian (Jay) Pahre

MA in Art History

Illaria Casini
Thesis title: The vanishing point: a black feminist paradigm on the early modern canon in the national galleries

Adrian Deveau
Thesis title: Art crimes: queering the revolution through the work of Pussy Riot and Petr Pavlensky

Megan Jenkins
Thesis title: Thinking continuity in the works and milieus of Fahrelnissa Zeid

Lanna Lastiwka
Thesis title: Visible female power structures in nineteenth century Algeria

Kristina Parzen
Thesis title: The space in-between: site-specific meeting places of Indigenous and European knowledges

Marcus Prasad
Thesis title: Splitting space: destabilizing the suburban souse in postwar art and contemporary horror film

PhD in Art History

Katherine Jackson
Thesis title: Total Economy: The Artist Placement Group (1966-1976)

Jeff O’Brien
Thesis title: The Right to Be Seen: Archiving Absence in Post-Civil War Lebanon

MFA in Visual Art

Angela Glanzmann

Cameron Kerr

Mandana Mansouri

Kathryn (Ramey) Newell

Weronika Stepien

Candice Okada

MA in Art History

Suhyun (Sue) Choi
Thesis title: Dressing difference: gender, ethnicity, and subjectivity in representations of chima chogori in Japan

Annika Davis
Thesis title: Between individual expression and collectivism: Onchi KMshirM’s wartime prints

Lucas Kling
Thesis title: Impressions of the grid: veil, velo, and the printed image in early modern Europe

Schuyler Krogh
Thesis title: Birthing the modern: modernity, maternity, and subjectivity in the art of Berthe Morisot

Anika Sterba
Thesis title: The Magazine as surrealist object: VVV and the reanimation of a movement in New York during World War II

Catherine Volmensky
Thesis title: Replica chains and the portability of Jerusalem

PhD in Art History

Heida Arnadottir
Thesis title: The Conceptual, the Romantic and the Nonhuman: The SÚM Group and the Emergence of Contemporary Art in Iceland, 1965-1978

Kristen Carter
Thesis title: Enraged and Confused: Art after Student Revolt, circa 1970

Marisa Sánchez
Thesis title: The Beckett Effect: The Work of Stan Douglas, Paul Chan and Tania Bruguera

Rajarshi Sengupta
Thesis title: Making Kalamkari Textiles: Artisans and Agency in Coromandel, India

Ivana Vranic
Thesis title: Making and Remaking Renaissance Sculpture: The Terracotta Groups (1460-1560)

MFA in Visual Art

Aileen Bahmanipour

Christopher Lacroix

Cameron McLellan

Madiha Pandhiani

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Whitney Brennan
Curated exhibition: Feathers, Ether, Sand, Speech

Paula Booker
Curated exhibition: Being in Place

Laurie White
Curated exhibition: We Built a House Out of the Things We Had Gathered

MA in Art History

Krista Bailie
Thesis title: The monstrosity of text: gender tensions in early modern English pamphlets, 1550-1650

Irene Choi
Thesis title: The principle of things: materiality and morality from Dutch still-life to Korean Chaekgeori

Esme Cunningham
Thesis title: The pool and the web: visuality and interface theory in the architecture of the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art

Blake Finucane
Thesis title: Creating with blockchain technology: the “provably rare” possibilities of crypto art

Stella Gatto
Thesis title: New cuts, dark continents: Hannah Höchs From an Ethnographic Museum

Sherena Razek
Thesis title: Decolonizing documentary photography: the Rawiya Collective in Palestine

PhD in Art History

Gloria Bell
Thesis title: The eloquence of things: indigeneity and the 1925 Pontifical Missionary Exposition

Kyoung Yong (Anton) Lee
Thesis title: Narrative forms and visual sequences: the new photography in American practice and French discourse, 1968-1989

Heather Muckart
Thesis title: Absence and artlessness in Early Modern Church of England martyr portraits

Vanessa Parent
Thesis title: History, myth and the worker body: Vienna actionism within the longue durée of 1848

Jessica Poon
Thesis title: “Harmonious Disagreement”: Painters Eleven, Abstraction, and the Construction of Canadian Modernism in the 1950s

MFA in Visual Art

Matthew Browning

Steven Cottingham

Jessica Evans

Brian Lye

Saroop Soofi

Carolyn Stockbridge

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Weiyi Chang
Curated exhibition: An Absolute Movement

Ines Min
Curated exhibition: It Is Almost That

MA in Art History

Alison Ariss
Thesis title: Wrapped in wool and copper: encountering Musqueam art at Vancouver’s Granville at 70th development project

Chanel Blouin
Thesis title: West Coast Bauhaus: a case study of the Oberlander Residence II

Katherine Damon
Thesis title: Copper ontology: being, beings, and belongings

Madeline Ullrich
Thesis title: Partial vision: remediations of the Algerian veil in film and scholarship after Fanon

MFA in Visual Art

Benjamin Allard

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Leigh Tennant

Olivia Whetung

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Justin Barski
Curated exhibition: Security Theatre

Derrick Chang
Curated exhibition: Queering Citizenship

Louis Alexandre Douesnard-Malo
Curated exhibition: Elegant Disorder: Perspectives on Porcelain

Kristine Olson
Curated exhibition: Absence in Remembrance; the Japanese Canadian Internment

April Thompson
Curated exhibition: Three Kinds of Abstraction

MA in Art History

Tristan Ignas-Menzies
Thesis title: Provoke as a Collective Practice of Photographic Realism

David Norman
Thesis title: Do You Think It’s Over?: Performance and the “Third Place” of Greenland’s Art History

Heather Woolley
Thesis title: Modern Acheiropoieta: The Veil of Veronica in the Age of the Jacquard Loom

Michael Zhang
Thesis title: Umayyad Jerusalem and the Production of Social Spaces

PhD in Art History

Joan Boychuk
Thesis title: Multum in Parvo: The Miniatures of Joris Hoefnagel and the Gathered Practices of Central European Court Culture

Marcia Crosby
Thesis title: Urban Aboriginal Cultural Production: A dialogue between representations and the imaginary, and historical facts and experience

Yanlong Guo
Thesis title: Affordable Luxury: Consumption of Mirrors in Han dynasty Central China

Vytas Narusevicius
Thesis title: Parallel Processing: Conceptual Art in the Age of Revolt, 1966-1970

MFA in Visual Art

Eric Angus

Jamey Braden

Anyse Ducharme

Jessica Gnyp

Daniel Phillips

Michelle Weinstein

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Margaret Stern
Curated exhibition: #saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Eva Tweedie
Curated exhibition: Gravure Automatique: Dalla Husband at Atelier 17

MA in Art History

Jean Kyung (Alice) Choi
Thesis title: Outside Art: Baggat and the History of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea

Laura Dickson
Thesis title: Negotiating vernacular community: the photographic archive of Métis activist James P. Brady

Siwin Lo
Thesis title: Work and the Work of Art: Agnes Martin, 1959-1964

PhD in Art History

Krystel Chehab
Thesis title: Material Conversations: Naturalism, Discernment and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Still-Life Painting

Michael Coughlin
Thesis title: Prudence and the Harmonics of Time in the Sixteenth-Century Venetian Architecture

Mique'l Dangeli
Thesis title: Dancing Sovereignty: Politics and Protocols of Northwest Coast First Nations Dance

Maja Dujakovic
Thesis title: On Books and Death: the Danse Macabre Printed Books in the Fifteenth Century

Adrienne Fast
Thesis title: An Indian Impression: Reproduction, Mark-making and Modernity in Early Twentieth Century Bengal

Ivana Horacek
Thesis title: Alchemy of the gift: Things and Material Transformations at the Court of Emperor Rudolf II

Menno Hubregtse
Thesis title: Aero-kinaesthetics: Airport Aesthetics and the Regulation of Mobilities in the Terminal

Catherine (Kate) Steinmann
Thesis title: Visceral Exposure: Melanie Gilligan, Hito Steyerl and the Biopolitics of Visibility

MFA in Visual Art

Fabiola Carranza

Todd Evanger

Marie Horstead

Guadelupe Martinez

Katherine Moss

Erin Siddall

Setareh Yasan

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Shaun Dacey
Curated exhibition: Field Work

Jonah Gray
Curated exhibition: Where Does it Hurt?

Jeremy Jaud
Curated exhibition: Ten Thousand Suns

Carolyn Jervis
Curated exhibition: Welcome to Screenland

Michaela Rife
Curated exhibition: Dust on the Lens

Jordan Strom
Thesis title: The Infra-structural Image

MA in Art History

Judy Jansen
Thesis title: Framing a Shifting Paradigm: Art & Anatomy in the Early Modern Era

Jeff O'Brien
Thesis title: Archive as History: Godard, Gericault and Hirschhorn's "Costa Concordia"

Jocelyn Plant
Thesis title: Ornament in the Science of God: the Precious Covers of the Lindau Gospels

Denise Ryner
Thesis title: Space is a Participant: Strategies of Activation and Presence in the Contemporary Practice of Brian Jungen

Rachel Smith
Thesis title: Beyond Epistemic Disobedience: The Importance of Humor in Fred Wilson's Mining the Museum

Jayne Wilkinson
Thesis title: Art Documents: Complicating the Visible in the work of Taryn Simon and Trevor Paglen

Jacqueline Witkowski
Thesis title: Ever Present, Never Presented: Suzanne Lacy, Feminism, and Quilting

MFA in Visual Art

Carlos Colin

Kate Henderson

Christopher Howison

Tristan Sober-Blodgett

Stephen Wichuk

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Klara Manhal
Curated exhibition: Things Matter

Shahana Rajani
Curated exhibition: Right to the City: Travel Guide to Karachi

Katherine (Katie) Schroeder
Curated exhibition: Full Frontal

Eva Sofia Stalner
Curated exhibition: Shifting Margins: Emily Carr and Irene Hoffar Reid

PhD in Art History

Su-Chen Chang
Thesis title: Improvising a Great Age: the Creating of Qingming Shengshi (A Great Age under a Benign Regime)

MFA in Visual Art

Ali Ahadi

Nelly Cesar Marin

Kevin Day

Nicholas Lakowski

Yan Luo

Nathan McNinch

Lux Petrova

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Adriana Estrada Centelles
Curated exhibition: Broken Borders

Tarah Hogue
Curated exhibition: Facing the Animal

Mohammad Salemy
Curated exhibition: Nature, Knowledge and the Knower

Jenny Walton
Curated exhibition: Sans Song

Daina Warren
Curated exhibition: Cosmologies: anything that exists has a beginning

MA in Art History

Victoria Addona
Thesis title: Boundaries of License: The Materiality of the Painted Facade in Cinquecento Venice.

Toby Lawrence
Thesis title: Whose Body? Nicholas and Sheila Pye's 'The Coronation'

Dana Loughlin
Thesis title: The Entomology of Ornament: 'Essai de Papillonneries Humaines' and the Metamorphoses of Eighteenth-Century Decorative Art

Robyn Rossmeisl
Thesis title: Encountering the embodied mouth of hell: the play of oppositions in religious vernacular theatre

Russell Stephens
Thesis title: Slanging the emperor: Honoré Daumier’s Le Monde illustré caricatures of the 1867 Exposition Universelle

Shalini Vanan
Thesis title: 17th-Century Neapolitan Paintings of the Flagellation of Christ: Temporality, Pain & Performance

Danijela Zutic
Thesis title: Seeing again: Geometry, Cartography and Visions in the Work of Opicinus de Canistris (1296-c.1354)

PhD in Art History

Asato Ikeda
Thesis title: Mobilizing Every Body: Japanese Art, Fascism, and War (1931-1945)

April Liu
Thesis title: Living in Auspiciousness: the revival of Mianzhu's New Year Picture (nianhua) industry

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Allison Collins
Thesis title: Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive

Darrin Martens
Thesis title: Exhibiting Aboriginality within a Field of Spectacle: First Nations Art Exhibitions during the 2010 Cultural Olympiad

MA in Art History

Lisa Andersen
Thesis title: Rosso's Fury: engraving, antique sculpture, and the topos of death

Larissa Grzesiak
Thesis title: Spolia's Implications in the Early Christian Church

Samuel Sackeroff
Thesis title: The testimonial gesture: temporality and mediation in representations of John the Baptist

Vanessa Sorenson
Thesis title: Messages to the public: Krzysztof Wodiczko and Jenny Holzer vs. the Reagan revolution

Kelsey Wilson
Thesis title: Visualizing the Imperial Mission of the Salvation Army

Erica Zacharias
Thesis title: Gordon Matta-Clark's photographic spaces

PhD in Art History

Geoffrey Carr
Thesis title: Building Assimilation: Architecture, Memory, and British Columbia's Indian Residential School System

Kazuko Madar (Kameda)
Thesis title: Pictures of Social Networks: Transforming Visual Representations of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering in the Tokugawa Period (1615-1868)

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Jennifer Cane
Thesis title: Surveyors & Tourists: Glenn Lewis & N.E. Thing Co. – British Columbian Space Transformed

MA in Art History

Carla Benzan
Thesis title: Conditions of Sociability: Mobility, Mutability and Medaglie in Early Modern Networks and Publics

Jean Kares
Thesis title: Playing Host to Cultural Prestige: Transmission and Translation Through Two Manchu Kesi

Rebecca Lesser
Thesis title: Mid-Century Canadian Portrait Photography

Amanda Sciampacone
Thesis title: Monumental Failure: British Representations of the Black Hole Memorial of Calcutta

Devon Smither
Thesis title: Beyond the Mirror: Nude Self-representation in the Work of Lilias Torrance Newton, Prudence Heward, and Pegi Nicol MacLeod

Ivana Vranic
Thesis title: Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà: Materiality, Temporality and Transubstantiation

Angela Zhang
Thesis title: Ignorant Gaze: George MaCartney's Negotiation with China in 1793

PhD in Art History

Darlene Calyniuk
Thesis title: Pistils and Stamens: Botanophilia, Sex and Nationhood in Eighteenth-Century Georgian Britain

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Kim Nguyen
Thesis title: Ease Your Feet into the Sea

MA in Art History

Ashley Belanger
Thesis title: Avalanche and File: Plotting in the field of cultural production

Greg Gibson
Thesis title: Moving Forward: The "Save the Kogawa House" Campaign and Reconciliatory Politics in Canada

Adah Hudson (Neuman)
Thesis title: Sailing the Boat of Tradition: Mi Fu’s Revision and Innovation in Calligraphy

Sara Mameni-Bushor
Thesis title: "Failed & Fell: Fell to Fail" The Narration of History in the Works of Tacita Dean and Jeremy Deller

Laura Matwichuk
Thesis title: Slide Show, Monograph, Cibachrome: Nan Goldin's Colour Photographs in Three Forms

Heather Muckart
Thesis title: The Face of Death: Prints, Personifications and the Great Plague of London

Joshua Schwab
Thesis title: Recordando los Binnigula’sa’ - Multiple voices in the Lienzo de Guevea y Petapa

Kimberley Tuttle
Thesis title: A View of the City: The Urban Landscape and its Architectural Imagery in the Ashburnham Pentateuch

PhD in Art History

Michael Windover
Thesis title: Aestheticizing Mobilities: Art Deco and the Fashioning of Interwar Public Cultures

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Jessie Birch
Thesis title: Introductory Copy or, Thoughts on Miméstime

MA in Art History

Ian Pui Adam Chu
Thesis title: Crossing the Borders of a Merchant Class: Imagining and Representing Elite Status in the Portraits of the Hong Merchants of Canton

Jeffrey DeCloedt
Thesis title: How to Read the Bill Reid Bill

Kristen Lambertson
Thesis title: Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami

Zoe Pei-Yu Li
Thesis title: Consoling Frustrated Scholars: A Copy of a Parting Gift by Wen Zhengming

Lisa Gayle Marshall
Thesis title: What Design Means to Art

Milena Tomic
Thesis title: Rituals and Repetitions: The Displacement of Context in Marina Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces

PhD in Art History

Barry Magrill
Thesis title: A “Commerce of Taste” in Pattern Books of Anglican Church Architecture in Canada 1867-1914

Martha Lydia Sesin
Thesis title: Playing Their Game: France, Latin America, and the Transformation of Geometric Abstraction in Postwar Paris

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Sophie Claude Brodovitch
Thesis title: The Backlot: An Analysis in Six Acts

Matthew Ralph Hills
Thesis title: Sonny Assu: As Defined within the Indian Act

Kegan McFadden
Thesis title: How Much Longer

Elizabeth Sunran Park
Thesis title: Limits of Tolerance and Spaces of Difference

Jean-François Stephane Renaud
Thesis title: Beyond Redemption: Gay Erotic Art

MA in Art History

Gabriela Aceves Sepulveda
Thesis title: Art and Possibility: From Nationalism to Neoliberalism. The Cultural Interventions of Banamex and Televisa

Jamie Linn Kemp
Thesis title: Score & Structure in Ritual Representation

Christian Patrick Monks
Thesis title: The Twilight Years of Pictorialism in Vancouver: The Art Photography of Percy Bentley during the Second World War

PhD in Art History

Dorothy Barenscott
Thesis title: Troubling Modernity: Spatial Politics, Technologies of Seeing, and the Crisis of the City and the World's Exhibition in Fin de Siècle Budapest

Colin Brent Epp
Thesis title: Art Economy and Criticism

Kimberly Jean Phillips
Thesis title: "Looking for Berlin: Imaginary Cities Behind the Unified Capital"

Megan Smetzer
Thesis title: Assimilation or Resistance? The Production and Consumption of Tlingit Beadwork

Lara Halina Tomaszewska
Thesis title: Borderlines of Poetry and Art: Vancouver, American Modernism, and the Formation of the West Coast Avant-Garde, 1961-69

Kathleen Lynne Wyma
Thesis title: Discourse & Practice of Radicalism in Contemp. Indian Art 1960-90

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Julie Anne Bevan
Thesis title: Material Obsessions: Janet Morton & Evelyn Roth

Charo Neville
Thesis title: Representing Vancouver's Downtown Eastside: The Production of Meaning Within a Socially Marginalized Landscape

MA in Art History

Mique'l Askren
Thesis title: From Negative to Positive: BA Haldane, 19thc Tsimshian Photographer

Simon McNally
Thesis title: Distension and Dissension: Artforum and the Seventies

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Elizabeth Ann Bruchet

Seamus Kealy
Thesis title: Delay, Misanthropy, Desublimation and the Counter-Tradition of the Loser: Contemporary Viennese Art and its Avant Garde Predecessors

MA in Art History

Maja Dujakovic
Thesis title: Dancing with the Dance of the Dead: Cemetery of the Innocents and the Ramifications of the Macabre

Laura MacDonald
Thesis title: Bring the pain Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose and masochistic art during the NEA...

Catherine (Kate) Steinmann
Thesis title: Study from Nature: Women, Mobility, and the Politics of Urban Vision in Harper's Weekly, January 1860

PhD in Art History

Aleksandra Idzior
Thesis title: Urbanotopia and The Frontier

Charity Mewburn
Thesis title: Representing the Irish Body in England and France

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Jessie Grace Caryl
Thesis title: Re-Reading the 80's: Feminisms as Process in Vancouver

Jamila Dunn
Thesis title: Amazons of Feminine Emancipation

Veronika Klaptocz
Thesis title: Makeshift: Urban Interventions In Johannesburg

MA in Art History

Juan Andres Gaitan
Thesis title: The Indigenous as an Allegorical Figure in Antionio Caro's (Momenaje a Manuel Quintin) Lame and Cildo Meireles' (Zero Cruzeiro)

Jaffar Khonsary
Thesis title: Between Clutter and Containment: Situating Eugene Atget's Interieurs Parisiens

Cecilia Olivares Farias
Thesis title: A Hunger for Freedom, A Wall of Separation Migrant Votive Images

Monika Szewczyk
Thesis title: Unsafe Building: Coming & Reading into Vito Acconci's 'The Red Tapes'

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies

Katie Ellen Spicer
Thesis title: Museopathy

MA in Art History

David Matthew Alexandre
Thesis title: Looking Through Ruin: Canadian Photography at Ypres and the Archive of War

Paloma Campbell
Thesis title: Looking at Annibale Carracci's 'The Butcher Shop'

Rajdeep Singh Gill
Thesis title: Indigenous Spectres, Subversive Lilas: Encounters Between Nawabi Authority, Colonialism & Popular Ritual in Lucknow

Jasmina Karabeg
Thesis title: Caravaggio's Crucifixion of St Andrew: From the Abstraction of the Law to the Afflicted Body

Kim-Ly Thi Nguyen
Thesis title: Vincenzo Campi's Ricotta Eaters (c. 1585): Viewership and the Early Modern Market

Sadira Elfrieda Rodrigues
Thesis title: Neither Red nor Black! Cuba, Africa, and the Politics of Posters

Kari Leanne Shepherdson
Thesis title: Fists, Youth, and Protest: Oshima Nagisa's Filmic Rebellion in 1960

PhD in Art History

Patricia Kelly
Thesis title: From SDS to LDS: Politics, Viewers, and Minimal Art in Late 1960s America

Lynn Marie Ruscheinsky
Thesis title: The Production of Gender in Maya Figurines

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