Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

Full-Time Faculty

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Joy James

Joy James

Department Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: histories and theories of photography; aesthetics; contemporary art and new media; visual culture
Cody Barteet

Cody Barteet

Undergraduate Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture; architecture and urbanism; Latin American art; Pre-Columbian art; cross-cultural exchange; and gender and feminist studies.
Sarah Bassnett

Sarah Bassnett

Graduate Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: histories and theories of photography, especially in relation to issues of power and resistance, social crisis and reform, and movements for social change; late nineteenth and early twentieth-century art and visual culture, with an emphasis on cities and modernity; contemporary art, especially photo-based practices; museum and exhibition histories as they relate to nation building and liberalism.
Kathryn Brush

Kathryn Brush



Research Interests / Specializations: medieval art and architecture; art theory and historiography, particularly during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; histories of museums, collecting, archives, and art institutions; medievalism.
Bridget Elliott

Bridget Elliott



Research Interests / Specializations: modern art from the 18th through to the 21st century, with a focus on decadence and modernism; art and film, focusing on art house cinema, artist’s films, and Peter Greenaway; art, craft, and design, including architectural ornament, interior design, and fashion; museum and heritage studies, especially artist house museums; and art and gender, with a focus on women artists.
Sky Glabush

Sky Glabush

On Sabbatical

Research Interests / Specializations: visual art practice, with a focus on contemporary painting; drawing and image-based practices; interdisciplinary studio; critical theory.
Dr. John Hatch

Dr. John Hatch

Associate Dean (Academic) A&H

Research Interests / Specializations: 20th-century art, art theory, and architecture, specifically Dada and Neo-Dada; Post-WWII European and American Art; early abstract art (1910-1940); intersections between art and science.
UC 112G
519 661-3043 x83043
jhatch@uwo.ca
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Kelly Jazvac

Kelly Jazvac



Research Interests / Specializations: sculpture and installation; contemporary contexts and histories of three-dimensional art practices; assemblage; salvaging/recycling; consumption; obsolescence; sustainability.
Tricia Johnson

Tricia Johnson



Dr. Madeline Lennon

Dr. Madeline Lennon

Professor Emerita

Patrick Mahon

Patrick Mahon



Research Interests / Specializations: visual art practice and curating; printmaking and print culture, postcolonial theory and national identity; links between visual practices and writing practices.
David Merritt

David Merritt



Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary drawing practices; visual art and language; time and image.
Christof Migone

Christof Migone

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: sound art; performance and performativity; video; rhythmics and kinetics; curatorial practice; uncreative writing; politics of the quotidian; conceptual strategies; failure tactics, taciturntablism, unart.
Kim Moodie

Kim Moodie



Research Interests / Specializations: visual art practice and curating; painting and drawing; deconstruction; narrative structures; ahistoricism; and the horror vacui.
Claire Parker

Claire Parker

Visual Resources Librarian

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(519) 661-3441
claire.parker@uwo.ca

Kirsty Robertson

Kirsty Robertson

On Sabbatical

Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary art; art and activism; surveillance and art; contemporary craft, textiles and fibre arts; wearable technologies; and museum and curatorial studies.
Daniela Sneppova

Daniela Sneppova



Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary art practice with a focus on media art, film, animation, video and digital imaging; visual culture studies; Czech culture with a focus on the totalitarian regime of 1968-1989 and practices of resistance; performance and gender studies.
Christine Sprengler

Christine Sprengler



Research Interests / Specializations: cinematic installation art; new media art; relationships between cinema and the visual arts; cultural memory and nostalgia in visual culture; representations of history in contemporary cinema and television (British and American)
Kelly Wood

Kelly Wood



Research Interests / Specializations: studio photography; histories and theories of photography; contemporary art and art theory; art and environmentalism; waste economies.