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.

Courses

Winter 2018

ARTH262 Indigenous Arts of North America Sections

A survey of the artistic production by Indigenous peoples of North America from pre-contact times to the present.

Winter 2018

ARTH377 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The South Sections

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

Winter 2018

ARTH476 Seminar in North American Aboriginal Art Sections