Julia Polyck-O’Neill


Thesis: Rematerializing the Immaterial: An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Study of Vancouver’s Conceptualist Movements in Visual Arts and Literature 1984-2014

Abstract: My scholarly research focuses on intersections between conceptualist movements in visual arts and literature, examining how semantic form and content between these mediums share a common critical aim. My study implicates, chiefly, the close reading and investigation of primary texts (works of visual arts and writing, as well as key events) that engender or pertain to conceptualist activity in visual arts and writing communities and networks in and relating to Vancouver

Keywords: conceptual art; conceptual writing; poetry; contemporary art; Canadian art; Vancouver

Supervisor: Dr. Gregory Betts

 Find more information on my current research on my Academia page.