Theses Completed - Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture
Gurney, Janice – All Alliance of Fragments: Actor-Network-Theory and the Translation of Things
Jordan, Miriam - Dialogical Materialism: Bakhtin, Embodiment and Moving Image Art
Rodgers, Kevin - Out of Order: Thinking Through Robin Collyer, Discontent and Affirmation (1973-1985)
Smith, Matthew - Relational Viewing: Affect, Trauma and the Viewer in Contemporary Autobiographical Art
Ghaznavi, Corinna - Animal: A Curatorial Approach
Hallows, Jason – Demonstration
Villar, Andrés - Latin American Visual Arts in the 1920s
Theses Completed - Masters in Art History - MA
Anderson, Stephanie – Use it or Lose it: Inuit Art and the ‘Soft Power’ of Canadian Cultural Diplomacy
Franklin, Jordana – The Personal is Presentable: Transgressing the Public-Private Divide Through the Art of Sophie Calle and Tracey Emin
Klaric, Stefani – Narrative Brought to Life: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Quick, Sophia – Putting in Time: Long-Durational Performance Art Spectatorship
Ritchie, Laura – Material Labour: Artistic Work and the Creative Industries
Ruhloff, Melissa – Re-Inventing the Group of Seven: Appropriation and Criticality in Contemporary Canadian Art
Arenson, Emma - Fragmentation and Representations of Disability in Monuments
Bentley, Simon - Jack Chambers and the New Spanish Realists
Kitzul, Carrie - en/Gendered Hierarchies: Representations of Nation, Gender, and Class in the Work of Miwa Yanagi and Yoshiko Shimada
Mahabir, Geddesa - The Construction of the Late-Renaissance Individual
Moussa, Ahlia – Point of Origin
Walker-Gugan, Hillary – Domestic Pleasures: The Aesthetic Experience of Eldon House
Cyr, Julia - Visions of Power: The Art Patronage of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici in Sixteenth-Century Florence
Feagan, Claire - Surrealist Castle Culture: Gothic Traces in Surrealist Aesthetics
Mortillaro, Rosanna - Built Form and Meaning in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Pope Sixtus V and the Lateran Palace
Orpana, Jennifer - The Visual Griots of Mali: Nation Building and Cultural Negotiation with Youth Outreach Photography
Poulsen, Diana - But Today We Collect Videogames: Citation, Appropriation, The Open Work and the Neo-Baroque in Videogames
Radu, Stephanie - Sarah Lucas's Food for Thought
Rothstein, Erin - Pablo Picasso and Primitivism: An Exploration of "Non-Western" and Medieval Influences in Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907)
Sarma, Jon - Art and Artificiality: The Re/De(con)struction of "Natural" Gender in 1990s Visual Culture
Manning, Danielle - Naturalism Re-visioned
Peters, Sonja - Coney Island in Early Twentieth Century Photography and Film
Serebrin, Kylie - Navigating Surrealist Cinemaphilia
Skelly, Andrea - Containers of Electronic Art
Copeland, Krystle - The Annunciation: Visual, Spatial, and Textual Ideologies
Eunjoo Lee – Unpainted Sky: 17th and 18th Century Naturalism in Korea and Europe
Smith, Melissa - Sixteenth Century Developments in Emblematics
Szabo, Maria – Kaleidoscope Vision: Modern Perspectives in the Work of Pegi Nicol MacLeod
Puteris, Rima - Performing Absense: Ana Mendieta and Janine Antoni
Carroll, Leanne – The ‘Hoax’ of Minimalism: Robert Morris and the Octoberists.
Evans, Siân – The Book of Kells’ Ornament and Audience.
Kennedy, Jennifer – Paris vu Par: New Wave, Modernism and the Cinematic City.
Villar, Andrés – Espana típica: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s “Vision of Spain” at the Hispanic Society of America
Adam Stead - Acting, Ausstattung and Audience in Medieval Germany.
Riva Symko - Vitalizing Sounds, Visionary Sights.
Iuliana Strambeanu - Cinematic Experiments in Multimedia Installations.
Bettina Urcuioli - Materiality and the Aura.
Susan Edelstein - Eclipsed Environments: Redefining the Space
Folescu - On Stillness and Movement in Videos by Bill Viola,
Mark Lewis and Stacey Lancaster.
Amanda Morhart - Giorgio
Vasari: Imitation and Invention in Painting and Lives.
Irina Radchenko - Rembrandt's
'seeing eye' and Protestant Aesthetics.
Ryan - Guido Molinari, Claude Tousignant, and Geometric Abstraction
in the 1960s: The Canadian Contribution.
Windover - Living Art Deco Style: An Investigation of Toronto's
Hybrid Modernity. [more]
Mark Schilling - Andy Warhol's Contaminated Modernism
Sybrandy - The Evolution of the Skate and its Representation
in Dutch Landscape Painting of the 17th Century.
Frizzell - Framing, Framer, Framed: A Dialogue of Psychoanalysis in the
Work of Mary Scott.
Mary Kavanagh - Collecting Dust: Sensual Acts and Recollection
as Transformative Gesture.
Laura Petican - Arte Povera: The Persistence
of the Baroque.
Sarah Demelo - Self Portraits without Selves: Gender Performance and Photographic
Hutchinson - The Fragmented Figure in Contemporary Art: Works of Robert Gober
and Louise Bourgeois.
Lippert - Gustave Moreau and the Paragone: An Investigation
of the Ut Pictura Poesis Legacy in the Work of a Nineteenth-Century
Tara Wittman - Paradox and Play in Marcel Duchamp’s Readymades.
Craig Buckley - "Continuing Misfortune" Reconsidered:
Automatism between Art and Science.
Jessica Marshall - Viollet-le-Duc’s Writing and Reconstruction:
Gothic and Otherwise.
Carrie L. Vassallo - The Early Years of Art History in English-Speaking
Canada: McMaster, Toronto, and Queen's Universities, CA. 1930-1945.
Ryan Whyte - Charm and Subjectivity in Walter Pater: A Comparative
2000 & prior MA
Marco Ranjan Deyasi - Collecting & Colonialism at Eldon
House: Theories of Collecting, Tourism, and the British Empire,
as they relate to the Harris Collection at Eldon House, London,
Ontario, Canada. (2000)
Joanna Eve Schreyer - Balance of Wealth: An Economic Interpretation
of a Gdansk Triptych. (2000)
Dennis M. P. Zimmer - Painting as Property: An examination of
the Various Influences that Transformed the collections of Édouard
de Rothschild and Paul Rosenberg. (2000)
Peter Johnathan Bates - The Canadian Corporate Art Collection:
The Hidden Museum. (1999)
Jennifer A. Cottrill - Fortuitous Encounters. (1999)
Barbara Edwards - Toronto Art: A History of Connectedness, 1970-98.
Ellison - Images of Venus in Epithalamic Art of the Italian
Renaissance, 1460-1540. (1999)
C. Brent Epp - Architecture and Urban Culturation in Vienna. (1999)
Christine A. Sprengler - Imag(in)ing the Fifties. (1999)
Claire Sykes - August Sander and the Task of the Photographer. (1999)
Catherine Ann Thomas - Trans: Intersections of Art, Life and
the Art Gallery. (1999)
Kimberly Anne Wahl - The Machine in Early Twentieth-Century
Marci Hatch - The Value of Forgeries: A Meaningful Tool of Art. (1998)
Paparao - Installation Art: Towards a Questioning of Boundaries. (1998)
Joel Robinson - An Architecture of Soul-Modernity, Libeskind
and the Spiritual. (1997)
Theses Completed - Masters in Studio Art - MFA
click on graduate's name to see images of their artwork.
Black, Anthea – Of All Possible Worlds: Mapping Queer Craft and Collaboration
Eurich, Liza – Latency in Process and Perception
Isaacs, Brad - Double Negative: Taxidermy, Photography and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s “Dioramas”
Klassen, Neil – The Elemental Earth: Renewed Ways of Seeing and Perceiving
Neudorf, Kim - Call and Response: Catachresis and Reciprocity in Painting
O’Connor, Daniel - The Joystick and the Paintbrush: Useless or Meaningful in the Age of Technology
Matthew Teigen- The Look of Math
Bucknell, Lea – Adhoc Folly Building in Contemporary Art
Garoo, Gautam – Passages (is and was): Tracing Indian Visual Culture and the Sacred through Craft and Contemporary Art
McGeean, Michelle – Tit for Tat: (Re) Production in Sculpture and Architecture
Williams, Robert – We Are What We Pretend To Be: Making the case for Contemporary Painting as Gratuitous
O'Dette, Kelly - Archival Nostalgia
Cushnie, John - Eidolon Prospects: Syncope, Peter Doig, and the Practice of Painting
Kolahdouz-Esfahani, Soheila - Trans-(across, over, beyond): Investigations of Cultural Translation in Visual Arts
Quail, Jamie K. - DIY: Politics and Aesthetics in the Margins and the Mainstream
Beneke, Katja - Exploring the Visual Representation of Teen Idols
Kaipainen, Patrick – No Thing in Particular
Murnaghan, John – Game Over and Over
Rayburn, Nicole – Monstrous Propositions
Wanner, Jennifer – Ecosimulacra
Bonli, Liv – Down the Dark Hall, Up the Stairs
Lei, Chak Man – Dark-Earth Manual: Approaching an Ink-Based Art Practice
Longfield, Brian – The Montage of Gestures
Andrew MacDonald - Fragments
Panic, Slavica – Betwixt and Between
Sparling, Matthew – Military Signifiers on Clothing, Fashion and Portrait Photography
Blair Fornwald – Between Nothing and Something.
Dagmara Genda – Identity and Exile.
Kathryn Immonen – Soft Cover.
Stephen Lavigne – The Space Between Systems.
Derek Liddington – Can I Borrow That? Investigating Strategies of Citation, Mimicry and Inspiration in Art.
Todd Tremeer – Painting History/History Painting.
Conan Masterson – Kaleidoscopic.
Michael Davidge - Weak Thought and the Visual Arts.
Arnold Koroshegyi - Beyond the Circle of Confusion.
Ayako Kurokawa - Past Memories, Present Feeling.
Daniel Wong - Letters to a Young Poet.
Anna Madelska - Cosmopoeisis: World-Making
Brendan Fernandes - The Kenyan Safari Lodge: Fantasizing about an Authentic Vacation Culture
Demian Petryshyn - An Amoebic Urge: A Contemporary View of Artist-run Centre System in Canada
Elizabeth Phillips - Becoming Adaptation: Idiosyncratic Sketches on (Self) Portrait Painting (and Writing)
Kathleen Ritter - At the Doors to the Gallery
Steven Laurie - Celebratory Angst: Performing Masculinity
Debra Dyer - Lost in the Details
Lisa Fedorak - Tainted Strokes
Amy Harrison - Childlikeness
Alex Homanchuk - The City Will Recall
Pamela Wilson - Appropriation and Irony: Post modern Elements in the Work of Three Contemporary Canadian Artists
Pedro Correia - By Design: Ornament and Fascism
Joscelyn Gardner - White Skin, Black Kin: Theorizing the Representation of Creole Identity
Sarah Peterson - RE-VIEWING A History of Landscape and Wilderness Perception
Raffaela Prencipe - 100% Natural: Escape and Identity Within the Suburban Garden
Dana Samuel - Archives in Action: Narrative Technologies and Interactive Art.
Sarah Beveridge - Private Intervention into Public Spaces
Paul Dreossi - Blood, Sweat, and Gears: An Examination of Performed Representations of Masculine Subjectivity
Robyn Foster - Escape Hatch: Escape from Everyday Lived Reality through Transitional Objects
Larry Glawson - Photography, Sex and Dancing
Mark Schilling - The Spectres of Brecht and Benjamin: “New” Media, Access, Resistance
Lucia M. Cipriano - Ruses Not Muses
Jennifer Dorner - Between Departure and Arrival: Exploring Site Production
Chris Down - "The Impossibility of Painting is Merely a Feeling"
Adriana E. Kuiper - Semi-Detached
Larisa MacSween - Everyday Girl Anxieties and Superhero Alter Ego Fantasies
2000 & prior MFA
David Armstrong - Erratics and Errata: Printing between Horizons (2000)
Dana J. Dansereau - One Day: Technology, Tactics and Time (2000)
Toni Latour - Conflicts and Contractiions: Questions of Excess, Autonomy and Value within Artistic Production (2000)
Maymee Ying Lum - Filum (2000)
Paola V. Poletto - Moonscapes and Menus: Artistic Production, Personal Experience and the Analogy of Hibernation (2000)
Olexander S. Wlasenko - Ethnic Limbs: Diasporic Memory (2000)
Shinobu Akimoto - L.M.R. (Last Month's Rentor Living Making Reflex) (1999)
Kim Dawn Graham - (in) between the space(s) of terror i find fragments of my memory
Marc G. Lebreche - A Visual Re-Presentation of the World and the Philosophical Self (1999)
Christine Shaw - Locomotion (1999)
Christy L. Thompson - Carrying Wet Laundry & Starting Fires (1999)
David Grenier - Homo Sweet Homo (1998)
Franklyn George - Stories and Iyahlogues (1997)
Shelley Niro - A Journey Through Iroquois Myths, Legends, Icons and History (1997)
Andy Patton - Some Current Problems with Painting (1997)
Kim Simon - Otherwise Than Seeing (1997)
Sharon Switzer - Waltzing in Now-Time (1997)