Instructors

Sessional Instructor Information Guide

Course Outlines and Syllabi

Instructor

dakrey@brocku.ca

Donna is an interdisciplinary artist who creates installations, sculpture, video, photography, book works and collaborations. She received her MFA from NSCAD. Her work reflects her interest in the urban environment, language and communication, body and mind and the power of the habitual on our dreams and realities.

donnaakrey.com

Instructor

gcerquera@brocku.ca

Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea is a Colombian-born Toronto-based digital media artist, animator, and teacher. He specializes in computer animation, video installation, and drawing. He teaches at OCAD and Brock University.

 

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jgemuend@brocku.ca

Julie received her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Her practice is aligned with a number of intersecting movements that emerged in the 1960s and 70s, including performance-based video, ecofeminism, and land art. Julie employs her body to speculate on theories concerning the self, space and the relationship between interior and exterior landscapes. She has participated in residency programs in Canada, the United States, and Italy and exhibits her work internationally.

Instructor

jgraham6@brocku.ca

Judy received her MFA from York University. Judy is an artist who works in various mediums including drawing, sculpture and photography. Her work was recently exhibited at Brock University and the Niagara Artist Company Gallery in St. Catharines, as well as the White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario.

Instructor

mholtenandersen@brocku.ca

Born and raised in Argentina, Max is a guitarist, composer and sound designer who has been heavily influenced by South American harmonies, rhythms and techniques. He has completed a BMus from Brock University and an MA from University of Ottawa, focusing on classical guitar performance, composition and music theory. He is also a founding member of Stolen Theatre Collective and of the Chimichangas Latin Music Duo. He actively teaches guitar at his home studio, sound design and music programming at Brock University, in addition to performing a wide range of musical genres throughout southern Ontario. Max has been a featured musician in several recordings, as well as a commissioned sound designer and composer for theatre companies and visual artists in Toronto and the Niagara Region.

Instructor

nhunter@brocku.ca

Natalie Hunter received her MFA from the University of Waterloo. In her installations, photographs, and sculptures she engages with concepts of time and memory, material and immaterial, perception and the senses while using light as a material in her process. She is the recipient of several awards including an Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Project Grant for Emerging Artists, and a Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant. She has shown her work in Canada and the United States in numerous exhibitions. She currently teaches sessionally at Brock University and the University of Waterloo.

Instructor

jmace@brocku.ca

Jessica Mace, Ph.D., is an art and architectural historian whose current research explores concepts of modernity and heritage in the architecture of the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, particularly in industrial contexts. She is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She currently teaches art history and visual culture at Brock University and OCAD University (Toronto).

Ph.D. York University (Toronto)
M.A. York University (Toronto)
B.A.H. Queen’s University (Kingston)

Visual Arts Facilities Technician and Instructor

amcbay@brocku.ca

B.A. hon. Brock University (1988)
B.ed. University of Western Ontario (1990)
MA. (Contemporary Literature and the Arts), Brock University (2013).

Arnold is an artist and musician who has exhibited across Canada and has work in public & private collections across North America. He is represented by Thielsen Gallery of London, Ontario and recent projects include:

Publications

Excerpts from “(O)”. Not Your Best. Edited by Eric Schmaltz and published by KNIFE FORK BOOK.  Toronto, ON. 2019
Excerpts from “(O)”. Curated by Catherine Parayre, published in Brock University journal VOIX PLURIELLES: Vol 7, No 2. 2019. 
Excerpts from “For”. Concrete and Constraint. Edited by Anthony Etherin & Clara Daneri, published by PENTERACT PRESS. London, England. 2019.
Excerpts from “Who Decides the Land is Sacred?”. Curated by Catherine Parayre, published in Brock University journal ti<. Vol 7, No 2. 2018. 

Exhibitions

Signs of our Discontent. Collaborative project with poet Gregory Betts. Exhibition component of the Kanada Koncrete: Material Poetries in the Digital Age conference at the UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA.  Ottawa, ON. 2018.

Signs of our Discontent. Collaborative project with poet Gregory Betts. Selected for presentation in the IN THE SOIL ARTS FESTIVAL.  St. Catharines, ON. 2018.

Presencia a solo exhibition mounted at the Gibson Library, Brock University 2015.

Parallax a two-person exhibition with Duncan MacDonald mounted at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery 2015.

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Instructor

kpatterson@brocku.ca

Dr. Kristin Patterson is an independent curator and writer who teaches widely in the field of visual culture, media studies, museology, and gender studies.

Dr. Patterson received an Honours BA in Art History from McMaster and an MA and PhD in Visual Culture from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England. Her research and classroom interests, often located on the boundaries between disciplines, borrow from distinct fields to bring a novel critical perspective to the process of interpretation. Increasingly important for Dr. Patterson is the use of innovative pedagogical models and the integration of technology in the learning experience. Her current research interests include activist and socially engaged practices, outsider and indie arts, and embodied politics in contemporary visual culture.

Instructor

dstmarie@brocku.ca

Denise received her MFA from the University of Waterloo. She is an Interdisciplinary Artist focusing on the psychological dimensions of familiar objects and environmental spaces. Denise’s practice hybridizes disciplines of print, installation, art intervention, sculpture, audio, video, photography and participatory experiences. Her conceptual concerns investigate the applied nature of perception, meaning and belief, while exploring the potential of social economies, the prosthetic use of objects, and the semiotics of language, text and dialogue.

Instructor

athiessen@brocku.ca

Adrian is a filmmaker and media artist. He is the President and Creative Head at Fourgrounds Media Inc., an award winning Niagara based film and video production company, as well as an Executive on the Niagara Artists’ Centre’s board of directors.

Instructor

tvanoosten@brocku.ca

Tracy received her MFA from Concordia University. She is an artist and filmmaker working with text, video, installation and the internet. Using the moving-image within immersive contexts her research focus is the affective relationship between bodies and mediums, both as conduits and networks, embodied and entangled, hosting the currents and maelstroms of feeling. Tracy’s work has been exhibited nationally and screened at festivals internationally.