I welcome applications from students working on/in research-creation, feminist art and theory, performance art and theory, social practice and activist art.


Alexandra Duncan (PhD, History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture)

Duncan’s research explores the artistic practice of neurodivergent Canadian artists, focusing on how the emerging genre of Disability Arts provides a framework through which neurodivergent artists merge their creative practice within ecologies of disability activism and disability scholarship. Duncan's work is funded by a 2015-2018 Vanier Graduate Scholarship as well as the University of Alberta President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction.

jacques talbot (MA, History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture)

Talbot’s research examines the conventions and parameters of display for ephemeral media and non-extant works of art, focusing on the role of emergent technologies of vision in the conservation and dissemination of contemporary art.

Aaron Veldstra (MFA, Intermedia)

Veldstra investigates industrial uses of landscape as it relates to oil production in Alberta. Throughout his month long MFA exhibition, Veldstra will be drawing and erasing map data pertaining to the human impact on the boreal forest of Northern Alberta. Veldstra’s work is funded by a 2013-2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) graduate scholarship.

Press: Artist looks between the lines of oilsands sustainability