I am an art historian, popular culture scholar, visual artist, curator, art consultant, editor & writer.
In 2012, I taught my first independent seminar in my living room. Fueled by homemade baking and great discussions, the salon style atmosphere in that Themes in Contemporary Art & Television seminar was magical. After many years of working as an adjunct professor at universities and colleges in the UK, the US, and Canada, I realized that I really enjoy teaching outside of the confines of academia.
I have since gone on to teach many independent seminars in my living room focused on learning and talking about art, interior design, television, film, feminism, and pop culture. I have also created a virtual living room with my live, participatory online seminars and I am currently creating a series of recorded online classes.
I am the editor-in-chief of Luma Quarterly, an online journal about film and media art, with a focus of Western Canada.
I have written a book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television from 2000 to the present and am currently looking for a publisher. The book is inspired by a seminar that I teach in my living room and online: Vampires to Zombies: The Supernatural in Art, Film & TV .
I am also creating a podcast called Supernatural Creature Feature. Each episode will focus on a supernatural creature in 21st century film or TV episode in relation to a contemporary artwork with interviews with actors, directors, writers, visual artists, academics, set designers, and costume designers.
I created kh1 art consulting to teach independent seminars; help clients buy art for their homes, offices, and businesses; offer interior design services; and provide writing and research services for artists.
I have taught courses about third nine different topics. My artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the US, and the UK.
Check out my CV to the upper right!
I received my PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. I also hold an MA in Art History from University of Western Ontario; a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; a BA from McGill University; and a Diploma of Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute.