Michelle McGeough

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

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.

Courses

Winter 2019

ARTH397A Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

Winter 2019

ARTH376 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The North Sections

The histories, historiography and cultural diversity of the Northern Northwest Coast region; persistence and innovation in the arts in communities, and in cross-cultural and market spheres.

Winter 2019

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

Winter 2019

ARTH561A Studies in the Indigenous Arts of the Americas - AMER INDIG ART Sections