Instructors

Sessional Instructor Information Guide

Course Outlines and Syllabi

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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 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.

Instructor

gchanner@brocku.ca 

Grace’s visual art practice is concentrated in a transnational, Black Diaspora, decolonial aesthetic experience. Her work uses drawing, painting, animation, video, audio sculpture and digital media environments, including Augmented Reality to engage in critical black, queer and cultural theory. Her work has been represented in national and international solo and group exhibitions in Canada, France, Thailand, India, UK, Australia, Italy, Africa, Cambodia, Alaska, Trinidad & Tobago, US and Pakistan. Grace has an MFA in Fine Art from York University and is currently a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Studies program at Brock University.

Instructor

efrench@brocku.ca

Elysia French is a recent SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She received her PhD from Queen’s University in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation. Her current research examines the visual culture of climate change and its relations to public environmental understanding, environmental policy, and social and environmental justice.

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.

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.

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.

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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

kschneider@brocku.ca 

Kate is an artist, educator, and kayaking instructor of settler ancestry living in Tkaronto (Toronto) who received her MFA from X University and BA from Ohio University. Her artistic practice is engaged with the areas of activism, political culture, and environmental social justice. Her works have shown at the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (Toronto), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), SoHo Photo (New York), and published in numerous publications, such as Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward publication and PDN’s Photo Annual. Kate is 2020 recipient of the John Hartman Award, granted by The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

Instructor

csealey@brocku.ca

Christina is a visual artist and musician. She received her MFA from the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and BA(Hons) from McMaster University. She has exhibited throughout Canada and the UK in public and commercial galleries and artist-run centres and regularly performs throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Her work can be found in private, corporate and public collections. She has been awarded grants for both her painting and audio work from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and from private foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.

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

mtomic@brocku.ca 

Milena Tomic completed her MA at the University of British Columbia, her PhD at University College London, and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University. Her primary interests are modern and contemporary art in North America and Eastern Europe, while her research focuses on appropriation, reenactment, and strategies of anonymity.

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.