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Faculty
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Bronwen Wilson

Bronwen Wilson

Honorary Affilliate Professor

Research Area

Art History
Bronwen Wilson has recently joined the faculty at the UCLA Department of Art History, where she specializes in Renaissance and Early Modern art history. Her current book project, The Horizon and Inscription in Early Modern Mediterranean Travel Imagery,  brings to light innovative uses of media and ...Read more

Research Area

Art History
Emeriti

Barbara Zeigler

Barbara Zeigler

Professor Emerita

location_onOld Fire Hall 3

Research Area

Visual Art
Barbara Zeigler’s artistic practice is structured around an extended inquiry into ever-shifting relations between ecosystems and human, cultural structures. Working in printmaking, photography, drawing, installation, video, and collaborative public art projects, Zeigler’s artwork seeks to prompt...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Barrie Jones

Barrie Jones

Lecturer, Retired

Research Area

Visual Art
Barrie Jones is a photo artist who combines a number of concepts and techniques in his work, which is known for its focus on the human figure as a site of complex personal and collective identities. Jones's art is often large in scale. He works regularly with colour and B&W photographs, sometime...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Carol Knicely

Carol Knicely

Assistant Professor Emerita

Research Area

Art History
Carol Knicely's areas of interest lie in medieval art and society with emphasis on Western Europe, especially France. She is an Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History with a BA from UC, San Diego, and an MA and PhD from UCLA. In addition to courses in her field, she teaches graduate and undergr...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Catherine Soussloff

Catherine Soussloff

Professor Emerita

Research Area

Art History
Catherine M. Soussloff’s research explores the historiography, theory, and philosophy of art and visual culture in the European tradition from the Early Modern period (ca. 1400) to the present. She has authored and edited books and written over fifty essays and articles in art history and in a wid...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Charlotte Townsend-Gault

Charlotte Townsend-Gault

Professor Emerita

location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 261/263

Research Area

Art History
My long-standing engagement with the reception of Indigenous cultural expression, particularly in North America, is reflected in my own writing and teaching.  Debates and teaching in both Art History and Anthropology Departments, in combination with other professional and personal affiliations, con...Read more

Research Area

Art History

John O'Brian

John O'Brian

Professor Emeritus

location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 261/263

Research Area

Art History
John O'Brian is an art historian, writer, and curator. He is best known for his books on modern art, including Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, one of the New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” in 1986, and for his exhibitions on nuclear photography such as Came...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Katherine Hacker

Katherine Hacker

Assistant Professor Emerita

Research Area

Art History
Katherine Hacker, who received her PhD in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, teaches historical and contemporary South Asian art and architecture at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Seminar topics have included: "South Asia: Rituals and Representation," "Cartographies of Pow...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Marvin Cohodas

Marvin Cohodas

Professor Emeritus

Research Area

Art History
My interests encompass both ancient American visual representation (i.e. 'Pre-Hispanic Art'), contemporary ritual and weaving arts of Maya peoples in Southern Mexico and Guatemala, and Native American basket weaving in California and Nevada. Research on late 19th and early 20th century weaving fo...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Maureen Ryan

Maureen Ryan

Associate Professor Emerita

location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 261/263

Research Area

Art History
Maureen Ryan received her PhD from the University of Chicago and began teaching at UBC in 1987. With a background in visual culture, art, and architecture particularly in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, she taught classes and carried out research that emphasized new media and te...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe

Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe

Professor Emeritus

Research Area

Art History
Before taking up the post as Associate Dean of Graduate (Awards and Scholarships), Dr. Windsor-Liscombe chaired the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program and served as head of UBC’s Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, where he was first appointed as assistant professor in 1976. ...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Richard Prince

Richard Prince

Professor Emeritus

Research Area

Visual Art
Richard E. Prince was born in 1949 in Comox, British Columbia, and has lived since a very early age in Vancouver. He attended the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history. He began teaching sculpture and studio arts in 1973 and joined the facul...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Scott Watson

Scott Watson

Professor Emeritus

Affiliation Director Emeritus and Research Fellow at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Faculty Associate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Scott Watson is former Head (2012–2018) and Professor (2003–2022) in the Department of Art History, Visual A...Read more

Serge Guilbaut

Serge Guilbaut

Professor Emeritus

location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 261/263

Research Area

Art History
Serge Guilbaut is professor emeritus of Art History at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has written on modern and contemporary art and, in particular, on cultural and political relations between the United States and France. He has published How New York Stole the Idea of ...Read more

Research Area

Art History
Full-Time Faculty

Alexandra Peck

Alexandra Peck

Assistant Professor | Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Art

phone604 822 8830
location_onLasserre 411

Research Area

Art History
Dr. Alexandra M. Peck is an anthropologist, art historian, and material culture specialist whose scholarship primarily concerns Native tribes and First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. Using a multi-modal approach, she draws upon oral histories, objects, interviews, land-based knowledge, and archiv...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Althea Thauberger

Althea Thauberger

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 6657
location_onBC Binning 202

Research Area

Visual Art
Althea Thauberger is an artist, filmmaker and educator. Her teaching and research interests include photographic history and theory; documentary practices in photography, video and performance; collaborative/collective community research; biopolitics and institutional critique/reform; and site or pl...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Anthony Shelton

Anthony Shelton

Professor

phone604 822 2654
location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 203

Research Area

Art History
I have been Director of the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia since August 2004. A researcher, curator, teacher and administrator, my interests include Latin American, Iberian and African visual cultures, Surrealism, the history of collecting, and critical museology....Read more

Research Area

Art History

Christine D'Onofrio

Christine D'Onofrio

Associate Professor of Teaching | Chair, Bachelor of Media Studies

phone604 822 6637
location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 206

Research Area

Visual Art
Christine D'Onofrio is a visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended York University in Toronto for her BFA, and completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia. D’Onofrio has held positions at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of Toledo, and the Univ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Dan Starling

Dan Starling

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 5991
location_onBC Binning Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Dan Starling is an interdisciplinary artist who works with print media and film. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC he holds a Meistershuler from the Städelschule, Frankfurt and has previously taught at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and NSC...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Dana Claxton

Dana Claxton

Department Head | Professor

phone604 822 5650
location_onLasserre 400

Research Area

Visual Art
Dana Claxton works in film, video, photography, single- and multi-channel video installation, and performance art. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual. Her work has been shown internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Centre, Sundance Film...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Erin Silver

Erin Silver

Assistant Professor | Critical and Curatorial Studies Graduate Advisor

phone604 822 4497
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 262
Affiliation Faculty Associate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Erin Silver is a historian of queer and feminist art, visual culture, performance, and activism. She obtained a PhD in Art History and Gender and Women’s studies from McGill University in 2013, ...Read more

Gareth James

Gareth James

Associate Professor | Visual Arts Graduate Advisor

phone604 822 4167
location_onOld Fire Hall 2

Research Area

Visual Art
Gareth James is an internationally exhibited artist, previously based in London and New York before joining the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2010. James’s work is constituted through his abiding interest in histories of iconoclasm in which the social divisions and inequities ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Georgios Makris

Georgios Makris

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 6187
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 260

Research Area

Art History
Georgios (Yorgos) Makris specializes in Byzantine art and archaeology, placing particular emphasis on the material culture and landscape of monasticism as well as the dissemination and usage of portable objects across the medieval eastern Mediterranean. Makris is currently at work on his first mo...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Ignacio Adriasola

Ignacio Adriasola

Associate Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 2410
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 268

Research Area

Art History
Ignacio Adriasola specializes in the history of art in modern Japan. His research addresses three interrelated concerns: avant-gardism and the question of art and politics; gender and sexuality in art and visual culture; and the transfer and circulation of objects and ideas to and from Japan in the ...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Jaleh Mansoor

Jaleh Mansoor

Associate Professor

phone604 822 9412
location_onLasserre 413

Research Area

Art History
Jaleh (ZHAH-lay) Mansoor is a historian of Modern and contemporary cultural production, specializing in twentieth-century European art, Marxism, Marxist feminism, and critical theory. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2007 and has taught at SUNY Purchase, Barnard College, Columbia Uni...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Jillian Lerner

Jillian Lerner

Assistant Professor of Teaching

phone604 822 3312
location_onLasserre 212

Research Area

Art History
Jillian Lerner specializes in nineteenth-century visual culture, with an emphasis on print, early photography, and commercial visual attractions. She studied art history at Columbia University, completing her PhD in 2006 under the direction of Jonathan Crary and Anne Higonnet. She is the author o...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Joseph Monteyne

Joseph Monteyne

Associate Professor

phone604 822 1893
location_onLasserre 409

Research Area

Art History
Joseph Monteyne’s first book, The Printed Image in Early Modern London: Urban Space, Visual Representation, and Social Exchange, was published by Ashgate in 2007. A second book, From Still-Life to the Screen: Print Culture, Display, and the Materiality of the Image in Eighteenth-Century London w...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Julia Orell

Julia Orell

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 3991
location_onAudX A 264

Research Area

Art History
Julia Orell is a historian of Chinese art, specializing in landscape painting of the Song and Yuan dynasties. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago, has taught at the University of Zurich, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles) and Academia Sini...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Karice Mitchell

Karice Mitchell

Lecturer | AHVA Gallery Co-Chair

phone604 822 1223
location_onAudain Art Centre 4026B

Research Area

Visual Art
Karice Mitchell is a photo-based installation artist whose practice uses found imagery and digital manipulation to engage with issues relating to the representation of the black female body in pornography and popular culture. Her work seeks to re-contextualize pre-existing images to reimagine possi...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Manuel Piña

Manuel Piña

Associate Professor

phone604 822 2486
location_onBC Binning Studios 204

Research Area

Visual Art
Affiliation Faculty Associate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Manuel Pina B is an artist, pedagog, and social and spiritual activist. His research adopts spirituality+technology as a key intra relation to elucidate present realities and challenges, and imagi...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Marina Roy

Marina Roy

Associate Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 3755
location_onOld Fire Hall 1

Research Area

Visual Art
In the pile-up of language and spectacle which constitutes our amnesiac present, one role for art is to create a clearing within our petrified landscape, and, through an attentiveness to the potential of matter, through a reordering of all this new and mostly obsolete stuff, through bricolage and pl...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Nicole Georgopulos

Nicole Georgopulos

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 4812
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 270

Research Area

Art History
Nicole (Nikki) Georgopulos is an historian and curator specializing in European art of the nineteenth century. Her research focuses primarily on realism and its intersections with the history of science, philosophy, and cultural constructs of gender. She received her PhD in Art History and Criti...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Nuno Porto

Nuno Porto

Associate Professor

phone604 827 3863
location_onMuseum of Anthropology
Affiliation Curator, Africa and South America, Museum of Anthropology Nuno Porto received his PhD from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He holds a joint appointment with the Museum of Anthropology where he is Curator for African and South American collections. Before joining UBC in ...Read more

Phillip McCrum

Phillip McCrum

Lecturer | AHVA Gallery Co-Chair

phone604 822 4395
location_onOld Fire Hall 3

Research Area

Visual Art
Phillip McCrum has worked in the Vancouver arts community since the 1980s in a variety of capacities, including as curator of the OR Gallery (1987–89), co-editor of BOO Magazine (1994–96), and associate and board member of several artist-run centres. He taught in a number of diverse communities ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Saygin Salgirli

Saygin Salgirli

Associate Professor (on leave)

phone604 827 5168
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 266

Research Area

Art History
Saygin Salgirli is an art and architectural historian of the Ottoman and the Mediterranean worlds, focusing on the late medieval and early modern periods. He teaches a range of courses from European medieval art to the arts of the Islamicate world, including the modern period. His current researc...Read more

Research Area

Art History

T'ai Smith

T'ai Smith

Associate Professor | Art History Graduate Advisor

phone604 822 4839
location_onAuditorium Annex Offices A 269

Research Area

Art History
T'ai Smith received her MA and PhD from the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester and her BA in Visual Arts/Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University. In addition to her teaching and advising role in the department, she is a core member of the Group for Me...Read more

Research Area

Art History

Xiong Gu

Xiong Gu

Professor

phone604 822 1584
location_onBC Binning Studios 209

Research Area

Visual Art
Gu Xiong is a multimedia artist from China who now lives in Canada. He works with installation, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, digital imagery, text, and performance art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including more than sixty solo exhibitions and t...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art
Sessional Faculty

Alejandro Barbosa

Alejandro Barbosa

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Alejandro A. Barbosa (they/he) is an HIV- queer latinx visual artist born in Argentina who lives and works on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples—the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations—in what is known as Canada. Alejandro’s art practice ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Ali Ahadi

Ali Ahadi

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Ali Ahadi (b. Tehran, Iran. 1984) is an Iranian-Canadian Vancouver based artist and writer. His interdisciplinary practice spans from site-specific ephemeral installations to sculpture, photo and video-based works, writing and translation. Consisting of representational images, videos, composite ...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Byron Peters

Byron Peters

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Byron Peters is an artist and writer who works with emerging technologies, sculpture, text, drawing, sound installation, and film. His artworks often take the form of long-term collaborations which engage collective labour practices and histories of science and mathematics. Exhibition venues incl...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Carlos Colín

Carlos Colín

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Carlos Colín (Mexico, 1980) is a Mexican Vancouver based visual artist and pedagogue. Carlos’ research and artistic practice explores and connects the core cultural, theoretical, socio-political, tecno-feudal, religious, and artistic manifestations through baroque’s system as a colonial Western...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Carolyn Stockbridge

Carolyn Stockbridge

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Carolyn A. Stockbridge (b, UK 1965) is an artist and educator working in Painting and related media. Stockbridge is interested in abstraction and experimentation with process and materials to open up new areas of enquiry, while all along responding to socio-political, spiritual and environmental con...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Damla Tamer

Damla Tamer

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Damla Tamer is a visual artist and educator born in 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey. She lives on the unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories (Vancouver, Canada) since 2009. Her practice involves a close engagement with craft, focusing on weaving and other textile techniques and combinin...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Germaine Koh

Germaine Koh

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Germaine Koh is an internationally active artist and curator based in Vancouver, on the ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. From 2018 to 2020 she was the City of Vancouver’s first Engineering Artist in Residence. Koh’s work adapts familiar objects...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Guadalupe Martinez

Guadalupe Martinez

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Guadalupe Martinez (Argentina, 1980) is an artist and educator making works that reflect on art, pedagogy, and place with the hope to create spaces of connection, care, discovery, and future dreaming. Interested in the complex relationships between history and memory, her practice looks for hidden n...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Ido Radon

Ido Radon

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Ido Radon is an artist and writer whose practice is shaped by a logic of the destituent gesture. Her research interests include radical histories and discourses; uses and subversive misuses of technologies; and science/speculative fiction as a preprogramming of the present. The work is further infor...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Josh Hite

Josh Hite

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studio 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Josh Hite works with video, animation, sound, and photography, often creating reorganized archives of particular spaces or behaviours, either through his own recordings or by appropriating content through sites like YouTube. Leaning more on an ethnography that acknowledges content as a driving force...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Kelly Lycan

Kelly Lycan

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Kelly Lycan is a photo-based installation artist who resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil- Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Lycan’s work investigates the way objects and images...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Kevin Day

Kevin Day

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Kevin T. Day is a Taiwanese-Canadian media artist and theorist. His practice and research, encompassing sound, video, graph, web, and interactive installations, examine contemporary art’s critical capacity in response to the current socio-political issues of digital culture. He has exhibited at ve...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Marty Katzoff

Marty Katzoff

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Martin Katzoff is a multidisciplinary artist from Providence, Rhode Island living and working as an uninvited guest on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. As a Jewish artist interested in Kabbalist perspectives, his etchings employ syncreti...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Natalie Purschwitz

Natalie Purschwitz

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Natalie Purschwitz is an artist and educator living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ First Nations, also known as Vancouver. Her research draws on modes of making that include collecting,...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Rosamunde Bordo

Rosamunde Bordo

Sessional Lecturer

Research Area

Visual Art
Rosamunde Bordo is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans drawing, printmaking, creative writing, video, sculpture, performance and installation. Her practice employs narrative, amateur detective work, and material-based research to investigate the self as a created subject. Her research inter...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art

Scott Billings

Scott Billings

Sessional Lecturer

location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 205

Research Area

Visual Art
Scott Billings’ art practice looks at the mimetic relationship between the apparatus of cinema and the language of movement it articulates. Centering on issues of animality, roboethics, and spectatorship, his sculptures and video installations mix the spatial spectacle of long takes with the mater...Read more

Research Area

Visual Art