Ph.D. (Art History and Theory), University of Essex, 1995
M.A. (Art History), Queen's University, 1989
B.F.A. (Art History), Concordia University, 1987
B.A. (Economics), Concordia University, 1982
Prof. Hatch teaches modern and contemporary art and theory. His research interests range from the intersections of art and science, Dada and Neo-Dada manifestations, post-WWII art (specifically the work of Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, and Arte Povera), and 20th-century Neo-Baroque manifestations.
On-going work on a book-length study of the influence of the physical sciences on modern art, particularly the impact of Relativity theories; more specifically, Prof. Hatch is researching the dialogue between Theo van Doesburg and El Lissitzky in the 1920s, and their shared interest in the sciences. His attention has turned recently to Robert Smithson's engagement with various types of entropic literature, ranging from crystallography to science fiction and contemporary literature.
Awards, Honours, Grants
2006, SSHRC Travel Grant, University of Western Ontario.
2006, Faculty of Arts Dean's Travel-Research Grant, University of Western Ontario.
2005, SSHRC Travel Grant, University of Western Ontario.
2004-05, Academic Development Fund (ADF) Research Grant, University of Western Ontario.
2003-04, Academic Development Fund (ADF) Research Grant, University of Western Ontario.
- "The Shape of Space and Time in the Sculpted Universes of Naum Gabo," in Raymond White (ed.), The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena: Edition Malta (Qormi, Malta: Dormax). Publication forthcoming.
- "Giving Form to the Formless: The Unity of Time and Space in the Art of El Lissitzky," in Linda D. Henderson et. al. (eds.), Modern Art and the Fourth Dimension (Penn State Press). Publication forthcoming.
- Catalogue entries for El Lissitzky's Study for "Proun" 8 Stellungen (1923) and Giacomo Balla's Linea di Velocita (1913) in Drawing Attention: Selected Works on Paper from the Renaissance to Modernism, edited by Katharine Lochnan (London & New York: Merrell and the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2008).
- "Desire, Heavenly Bodies, and a Surrealist's Fascination with the Celestial Theatre," in Nick Campion (ed.), The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena: Special Double Issue of "Culture and Cosmos" (vol. 8, nos. 1 & 2, 2004), pp. 87-106.
- "On the Various Trappings of Daniel Spoerri," ARTMargins (Santa Barbara: University of California, 2003). (www.artmargins.com)
- “The Science Behind Borromini’s Divine Geometry,” in Kim Williams and José Francisco Rodrigues (eds.), NEXUS: Architecture and Mathematics (Florence: Kim Williams Books, 2002), pp. 127-139.
- "Cindy Sherman,” in Hans Bertens and Joseph Natoli (eds.), Postmodernism: The Key Figures (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2002), pp. 292-296.
- "Robert Rauschenberg," in Hans Bertens and Joseph Natoli (eds.), Postmodernism: The Key Figures (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2002), pp. 267-272.
- "Machian Epistemology and its Part in František Kupka's Painterly Cognition of Reality,” Slovo: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European Affairs (vol. 12, 2000), pp. 51-69.
- "Fatum as Theme and Method in the Work of Francis Bacon," Artibus et Historiae (vol. XIX, no. 37, 1998), pp. 163-175.
- "Speculations on the Introduction and Role of Alexemata in Doric Temple Architecture", RACAR (vol. XXII, Nos. 1-2, 1995 [appeared in 1998]), pp. 1-6.
- VAH 4478G/Seminar in Contemporary Art: "Out on a Limb: Recent Epic Journeys in Search of Mother Earth" (2009)
- VAH 1040/History of Western Art (2008-2009)
- VAH 9578F/9678F: "Rediscovering Nature and the Body in a Post-Industrial World: the Adventures of Arte Povera" (2008)
- VAH 278E/Art After 1945 (2007-2008)
- VAH 500a/Art Theory and Criticism in Western Culture (2006)
- VAH 388G/ Histories of Architecture and Urbanism: Some Heraclitean Meanderings through Cities and Buildings (2006)
- VAH 477G/Selected Topics in 20th-Century Art: "Neo-Baroque: Contemporary Meditations on the Baroque" (2005)
- VAH 391G/Special Topics in Art History: "Picturing Science" (2005)
- VAH 391F/Special Topics in Art History: "Dada Revisited" (2003)
GRADUATE DISSERTATIONS AND THESES SUPERVISED
Helen Parkinson, "Perspectives on Landscape" (Art and Visual Culture).
Aarnoud Rommens, "‘Neither Here nor There’: Antropofagia as Constellation of Contestation." (Centre for Theory and Criticism; co-supervisor with Allan Pero).
MASTER’S THESIS SUPERVISION
Diana Poulsen, "But Today We Collect Video Games," MA.
Carrie Kitzul, "Print Culture and the Rise of German Nationalism," MA.
Leanne Carroll, "The ‘Hoax’ of Minimalism: Robert Morris and the Octoberists," MA.
Conan Masterson, "Kaleidoscopic," MFA.
Riva Symko, "Vitalizing Sounds, Visionary Sights," MA.
Daniel Wong, "Letters to a Young Poet," co-supervision with Patrick Mahon, MFA.
Carol-Ann Ryan, "Guido Molinari, Claude Tousignant, and Geometric Abstraction in the 1960s: The Canadian Contribution," MA.
Laura Petican, "Arte Povera: The Persistence of the Baroque," MA.
Kristen Hutchinson, "The Fragmented Figure in Contemporary Art: Works of Robert Gober and Louise Bourgeois," MA.
Sarah Lippert, "Gustave Moreau and the Paragone: An Investigation of the Ut Pictura Poesis Legacy in the Work of a Nineteenth-Century History Painter," MA.
Craig Buckley, ""Continuing Misfortune" Reconsidered: Automatism between Art and Science," MA.
Ryan Whyte, "Charm and Subjectivity in Walter Pater: A Comparative Study," MA.
Claire Sykes, "August Sander and the Task of the Photographer," MA
Kimberly Anne Wahl, "The Machine in Early Twentieth-Century Art," MA.
Kim Dawn Graham, "(in) between the space(s) of terror i find fragments of my memory," co-supervision with David Merritt, MFA.