Instructors

Sessional Instructor Information Guide

Course Outlines and Syllabi

Instructor

dakrey@brocku.ca

Donna is an interdisciplinary artist who creates installations, sculptures, videos, 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 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.

Gallery Coordinator, Instructor, & TA

sdelazzer@brocku.ca

Sonya teaches art history and visual culture. She also manages the Visual Arts Gallery and Student Exhibition Space (MIWSFPA) as the Gallery Coordinator, in consultation with preparators, curators, artists, and students. Sonya brings extensive museum and art gallery experience in the areas of curation, exhibition writing, and installation. She obtained her M.A. in Art History from University at Buffalo: The State University of New York in 2013 and is currently completing her PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.

Instructor

jgemuend@brocku.ca 

Julie is a visual artist. Her practice is aligned with a number of intersecting movements that emerged in the 1960s, including performance-based video, body art, and land art. She received her MFA from Ryerson University. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the USA and internationally.

Instructor

mholtenandersen@brocku.ca

Max received a BMus from Brock University and an MA from University of Ottawa, focusing on classical guitar performance, composition and music theory. He is a guitarist, composer and sound designer who has been heavily influenced by South American harmonies, rhythms and techniques. Max teaches sound design and music programming at Brock University. He is a founding member of Stolen Theatre Collective and of the Chimichangas Latin Music Duo. Max has been a featured musician in several recordings, and a commissioned sound designer and composer for theatre companies and visual artists in Toronto and the Niagara Region.

Instructor

jlimit@brocku.ca

Jimmy is a photo-based artist working in installation, ceramics and sculpture. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from the Ontario College of Arts and Design. His work values the image over the object and his commercial practice of shooting products and documenting art shows is increasingly collapsing into his art practice. Jimmy has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States.

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 attended the University of Western Ontario and Brock University. He is an artist as well as a musician. Arnold’s artwork has been exhibited widely across Ontario, and his work is represented 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.

aureoelstudios.com

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.

Kristin received her Ph.D. in Contemporary Visual Culture at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England. Her dissertation examined biography as a gendered discourse in the reception of women artists working from 1960-1980. Her current project explores the relationship between feminism and domesticity in contemporary performance and new media along with research interests in film, design, textiles and craft. Kristin has presented at several international conferences and is currently preparing a portion of her dissertation for publication.

Untitled (for Vaughan)

Instructor

dpinney@brocku.ca 

Dominic Pinney is a multidisciplinary Visual Artist. His practice examines the ephemeral and affective qualities of city space through light-based installation, multimedia and video works, and sculpture. He holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor. His work has been exhibited across Canada.

Instructor

rsmolinski@brocku.ca  

Richard is an artist whose work ranges from drawing and painting installations critiquing white privilege and toxic masculinity, to performance projects designed to provide experiences of creative engagement for their participants. He earned his PhD in Art from the University of Calgary, with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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

bthompson2@brocku.ca 

Bruce received his MFA from the University of Windsor and his undergraduate degrees from Brock University and Dalhousie University. He has exhibited throughout Canada and has an artist studio in downtown St. Catharines. He is a SSHRC recipient, a board member of Niagara Arts Center, and has also been an actor for many years, performing all over North America and on Broadway.

Instructor

pvangeest@brocku.ca

Pearl Van Geest is a visual artist, arts educator and writer, maintaining an active studio practice since graduating from OCAD University in 1996. She also holds a BSc, BEd and received her MFA at the University of Windsor. Much of her work is in one way or another inspired by prolonged observations of and learning about the natural world, and contemplation of interwoven sensory, material and esoteric connections. Her work has been supported by Canadian and Ontario Art Councils, and is in the Canada Art Council’s Art Bank collection, public galleries, and private and corporate collections. Van Geest was the City of Guelph’s inaugural Artist in Residence, and together with participants, created an artwork that is on permanent display in the City of Guelph.

Instructor

tvanoosten@brocku.ca

Tracy is an artist and filmmaker working with text, video, installation and the internet. She received her MFA from Concordia University. 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.

Instructor

twalker@brocku.ca 

Timothy received his MFA from the University of Waterloo and his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. He is an interdisciplinary Artist, integrating philosophy and psychology within his practice. He has exhibited nationally (e.g., Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver, SNAP in Edmonton and Art Mur in Montreal) and recently was part of Literaturfest Luzern in Switzerland. In 2018 he was awarded a Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal for his graduate work.

Instructor

twiegand@brocku.ca 

After finishing a three-year apprenticeship in Digital Media Design Tobias graduated from The German Film School in 2004. Tobias is President of and founded morro images Canada – a VFX and 3D animation company in April 2009. He is also the co-owner of morro images Germany located at the Babelsberg Film Studios. He is the Chair of the Generator at one Advisory Panel and is also technology partner of the Generator at One. Tobias has been nominated for and won several awards with his companies’ work both in Germany and Canada. Tobias’ special interests lie in 3D animation, VFX, 3D Scanning, 3D printing, Motion Capturing and Augmented Reality. Tobias has been teaching in Germany at The Babelsberg Film School and Canada at Brock University.