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Dr. Kristen Hutchinson

Education

PhD History of Art (2007)
University College London, UK
Dissertation: “The Body Part in Contemporary Sculpture: A Thematic Consideration of Fragmentation during the 1990s”

MA Art History (2002)
University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Thesis: “The Fragmented Figure in Contemporary Sculpture: Robert Gober and Louise Bourgeois in Context”

BFA Visual Arts (2000)
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

BA History, Political Science & Women’s Studies (1992)
McGill University, Montreal, QC

Diploma Interior Design (2012)
Interior Design Institute, Vancouver, BC

Diploma Social Sciences (1989)
Champlain Regional College, Lennoxville, QC

Teaching

kh1 art consulting, Edmonton, AB (2012-2015)
Independent Art History, Television & Film Seminars
Themes in Contemporary Art & Television; The Supernatural in Art, Film & TV; History of Photography: 1835-2014; Themes in Documentary Film & Photography: 2000-2014; Contemporary Canadian Art: 2000-2015; Themes in Canadian Art: 1900-2015 & History of Furniture: Egyptian to Contemporary

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2008-2014)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Design
Introduction to the History of Art II; Survey of 18th and 19th Century Art; Survey of Renaissance Art; Survey of 20th Century Art II; Survey of 20th Century Canadian Art; Survey of the History of Photography; Early 20th Century Art (1900-1945); 20th Century Art (1945-1975); History of Residential Furnishings; Themes in 21st Century Art and Television; Contemporary Photographic Practices: 1985-Present; Portraiture in Contemporary Art; Sculpture in the Expanded Field & The History of Video Art: From Portapak to Youtube

Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, AB (2014)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Introduction to Art History I, 20th Century Art I

Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB (2011)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Fine Art
Introduction to the History of Art I

Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB (2010)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Introduction to the History of Art  & Survey of 20th Century Art

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (2006-2008)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture Studies; Modern and Contemporary Art: 1924-Present; Topics in Visual Culture: Bodies in Contemporary Art & General Studies: Antiquity and Modernity

University College London, London, UK (2003-2004)
Adjunct Professor & Teaching Assistant, Department of History of Art
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art in London Collections and History of Art & its Objects: Introduction to Theories and Methodologies of Art Historical Study

University of Western Ontario, London, ON (2000-2002)
Adjunct Professor & Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual Arts
Art Now & History of Western Art

Publications

“Two Photographs.” Exh. cat. Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, May 26, 2016.

“Getting to Know Zombies.” Hyperallergic: Sensitive to Art and its Discontents, Oct. 31, 2014

“Women and Cosplay on Reality TV: Heroes of Cosplay. Sequential Tart, Aug. 18, 2014

“Spotlight on Calgary Expo: From Zombies to Aliens.” Sequential Tart, June 2, 2014

“Guest Post: How to Survive the Apocalypse: Is Extreme Physical Fitness THE Answer?” Feminist Figure Girl, Dec. 8, 2012

“Forays into Performance Art: Sitting with Maria Abramovic.” Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Feb. 2011

“Vancouver Art & Economies. Melanie O’Brian, ed.” University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 79:1, 2010, p. 457-458

“Gabriel Coutu-Dumont: Sketches of Synchronicity.” exh. cat. Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, 2010

“Sex Objects: Art and Dialectics of Desire by Jennifer Doyle. Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture by Maria Elena Buszek. Self/Image: Technology, Representation and the Contemporary Subject by Amelia Jones.” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture, Vol. 33, No. 2, Winter 2008, p. 480-484

“Tending and Befriending Utopias: Deborah Lawrence, Collage, and Social Criticism.” exh. cat. Sheehan Gallery, 2008

“Ruminations and Pontifications: John Feoderov.” exh. cat. Sheehan Gallery, 2008

“Rodney Graham: A Little Thought. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 5 February to 1 May, 2005.” Object: Graduate Research in the History of Art and Visual Culture, No. 8, 2005-2006, p. 109-113

“The Body Fragment in Contemporary Sculpture: An Analysis of British and American Art in the 1990s.” Essays in Arts and Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 2, Winter 2005, p. 69-82

“Remembering the Dead: Past, Present and Future in Christine Borland’s The Dead Teach the Living.” Object: Graduate Research in the History of Art and Visual Culture, No. 7, 2004-2005, p. 62-81

“The Saatchi Gallery Reopens.” Object: Graduate Research in the History of Art and Visual Culture. No. 6, 2003-2004, p. 77-80

“Reconstructions of Memory, Architecture and the Self: Sutapa Bisws and Shimon Attie.” The Western Journal of Graduate Research. Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 27-39

Presentations

“Art Docs: Eva Hesse.” Lecture, Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB (Sept. 2016)

“Tracking the Heroine’s Journey.” Conference Talk, Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo (Sept. 2016)

“Shows You Should Be Watching: The Magicians.” Conference Talk, Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo (Sept. 2016)

“The Robotic Feminine.” Conference Talk, Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. (April 2016)

“Shows You Should Be Watching: The 100.” Conference Talk, Calgary & Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo. (April 2016 & Sept. 2015)

“Contemporary Art & Illness” Lecture, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB  & University of Alberta Alumni Association, Nanaimo, BC & Grande Prairie, AB (March & April 2016)

“Supernatural Creatures on Contemporary Television: Vampires, Werewolves, Demons & Zombies.” Conference Talk, Pure Speculation Festival, Edmonton, AB (Oct. 2015)

“Ghost Hunting, Technology & Belief.” Conference Talk, Pure Speculation Festival, Edmonton, AB (Oct. 2015)

“10 Years of Supernatural.” Conference Talk, Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo & Calgary Comic Expo. (Sept. & April 2015)

“Bodies in Contemporary Art.” Lecture, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (Jan. 2015)

“The Popularity of Werewolves in Contemporary Television.” Conference talk, Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo & Calgary Comic Expo (Sept. & April 2014)

“Bodies, Places, Stories: Current Themes in International Video Art.” Lecture, Emmedia Gallery & Production Society, Calgary, AB (April 2014)

“Themes in Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art.” Lecture, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (Nov. 2013)

“Cosplay, Gender and Reality TV.” Conference talk, & Geek Girl Con, Edmonton, AB & Seattle, WA (Sept. & Oct. 2013)

“Supernatural Creatures on Contemporary Television, Nerd Nite talk, Edmonton Fringe Festival,Edmonton, AB (Aug. 2013)

“Mark Rothko and the Seagram Murals.” Lecture, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (March 2012)

“Mark Rothko: Abstract Expressionism & Colour Field Painting.” Lecture, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB (Feb. 2012)

“Envisioning Illness in House and Christine Borland’s Positive Control.” Conference paper, Rewire 4th
International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science, and Technology, Liverpool, UK
(Sept. 2011)

“Morality and Mortality in 24 and Coco Fusco’s A Room of One’s Own: Women and Power in the New America.” Conference paper, 9th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL (March 2011)

“Cemeteries, Landscapes, and Urban Spaces: Kristen Hutchinson, Recent Work.” Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB (March 2011)

“Engaging the Public(s) in Reframed Refrain: A Sampling of the History of Performance Art.” Conference paper, Performance Studies International Annual Conference, Toronto, ON (June 2010)

“Recent Artwork: From Sky to Ground: Fragmented Landscapes & In Living Memory.” Artist talk, 44th Avenue Troubadour Series, Edmonton, AB (April 2009)

“Ruminations on John Feodorov: Art Historical Residues and Contemporary Concerns.” Gallery talk, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA (Nov. 2008)

“Technologies of Embodiment.” Session chair, University Art Association of Canada Annual Conference, Waterloo, ON (Nov. 2007)

“Body Parts and Audio Walks: Past and Current Research.” Guest lecture series, Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (Nov. 2007)

“Skulls, Arms and Legs: Casting from the Body in the Sculptures of Christine Borland, Sarah Lucas and Robert Gober.” Conference paper, University Art Association of Canada
Annual Conference, Halifax, NS (Nov. 2006)

“Chocolate, Soap and Blood: Materiality and Temporality in Janine Antoni’s Lick and Lather and Marc Quinn’s Self.” Symposium paper, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT (Feb. 2006)

“Sarah Lucas, Feminism and the Aggressive Gesture.” Conference paper, 93rd Annual College Art Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (Feb. 2005)

“Video Made Flesh: Fragmentation of the Skin’s Surface in the Work of Kate Craig and Mona Hatoum.” Conference paper, University Art Association of Canada Annual Conference, Victoria, BC (Nov. 2005)

“The Fragmented Body in Robert Gober’s Sculptures: Evocations of Traumatic Body Memory and The Phantom Limb.” Conference paper, 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI (Jan. 2005)

“Rethinking Modern African Art: Yinka Shonibare, Colonialism and Authenticity.” Seminar paper, Modernist Studies Association 6th Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC (Nov. 2004)

“Remembering the Past in the Present: Christine Borland’s The Dead Teach the Living.” Conference paper, 30th Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Nottingham, U.K. (April 2004)

“The Portrait Bust and the Fragment: The Sculptures of Janine Antoni, Christine Borland and Marc Quinn.” Guest lecture series, Department of History of Art, University College London, London,
U.K. (Oct. 2003)

Curation

“Art Docs.” Guest Curator, Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB (Sept. 2016-July 2017)

“fast & dirty presents: Six Degrees.” Curator, PLATFORM Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts,Winnipeg, MB (May-July 2013)

“Monstrous Baroque: Refinery Late Night Art Party.” Creative Director, Art Gallery of Alberta,Edmonton, AB (Nov. 2012)

“Garage Show 2: a fast & dirty exhibition.” Curator, 10615 & 10626 71 Avenue, Edmonton, AB (Aug. 2012)

“Curiosities: a fast & dirty project.” Curator, Three locations, Edmonton, AB (June 2012)

“Fleeting Glance: a fast & dirty project.” Curator, Shoreditch Underground Station, London, UK (Sept. 2011)

“Garage Show: a fast & dirty exhibition.” Curator, 9342 & 9346 90th Street, Edmonton, AB (August 2011)

“fast & dirty presents: the grid, the multiple, the series.” Curator, Keyano Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, AB (Nov.-Dec. 2010)

“fast & dirty presents: Monument.” Curator, The Works Art and Design Festival, Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB (July 2010)

Visual Arts Coordinator, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC (May-Aug. 1998)

Exhibitions

“Future Bodies: Health Horizons.” University of Alberta, Rutherford Library, Edmonton, AB (2014)

“To Inspire: Visual Art Instructor’s Exhibition.” Group Exhibition, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, AB (Sept.-Oct. 2013)

“Touchpoints.” Group Exhibition/Collaborative Art Project, 33 Broad Street, Bath, UK (July 2012)

“Symbosis: 24th Annual Membership Exhibition.” Group Exhibition, Harcourt House, Edmonton,
AB (June 2012)

“Occupation.” Solo Exhibition, Alcove Gallery, Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB (Jan.- April 2012)

“Papirmasse-a-thon.” Group Exhibition, Exposure Arts and Culture Festival, Edmonton, AB (Oct.2011)

“Love Letters to Feminism.” Group Exhibition, Women’s World 2011 Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (July 2011)

“Menagerie.” Group Exhibition, Sideshow Gallery, Edmonton, AB (Nov. 2010 -Jan. 2011)

“Camp: Summer Vacation.” Twelve-hour performance incollaboration with TL Cowan and Julianna Barabas, 24th Annual High Performance Rodeo, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, AB
(Jan. 2010)

“From Sky to Ground: Fragmented Landscapes.” Solo Exhibition, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton, AB (Sept.-Oct. 2009)

“The Twisted She Project: A Collaborative Performance Collage.” Deviser, Visualeyez Performance Art Festival, Edmonton, AB (Sept. 2009)

“Reframed Refrain: A Sampling of the History of Performance Art.” Six-hour performance in collaboration with Julianna Barabas, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (May 2009)

“Whispering Voices on the Phone: Inspired by Anne Washburn’s Apparition: An Uneasy Play of the Underknown.” Solo Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR (July 2008)

“Video Projections for Apparition: An Uneasy Play of the Underknown.” Videographer for Theatre Project, Harper Joy Theater, Walla Walla, WA (April 2008)

“You May Enter the Breezeway.” Group Exhibition, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (March 2008)

“Dust Tracks: Projects in Transience, Projects in Transit.” Group Exhibition, Self Serve Storage,London, ON (April 2002)

“Joint MFA/MA Graduate Student Exhibition.” Group Exhibition, ArtLab Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (Oct. 2001)

“Select Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Graduates.” Group Exhibition, Hycroft Manor, University Women’s Club, Vancouver, BC (Sept. 2000)

“Blip: An Exploration of Nature and Technology.” Group Exhibition, Seattle School of Art, Pratt Institute New York, and San Francisco Art Institute (April-Aug. 1999)

“Ceramics Exchange.” Group Exhibition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Nov. 1997)

Press

Stephanie Chan, “Once Upon a Time.” Calgary Expo Souvenir Book, April 2106, p. 16-18.

Monica S. Kuebler, “Online Seminars Cater to Monster Lovers Worldwide.” Rue Morgue: Horror in Culture & Entertainment. Issue 142, March 2014, p. 8

“Hit List: fast & dirty curators.” Akimbo: Canada’s Online Source for Visual Arts. June, 2013

Carolyn Gault, “Social Scene: Guests sparkle at Shumka, Refinery parties.” Edmonton Journal, Nov. 21, 2012

Jennifer Polack, “AGA Refinery a monstrous success.” The Gateway, Nov. 21, 2012

Lyuba Kirkova, “AGA’s Baroque Refinery Party.” Georgie Magazine, Nov. 19, 2012

Agnieszka Matejko, “The Monstrous Baroque.” Vue Weekly, Nov. 15, 2012

Jennifer Polack, “AGA Refinery parties allow for after hours art appreciation.” The Gateway, Nov. 14, 2012

Elizabeth Withey, “Cabinet curiosities create moveable art.” Edmonton Journal, June 2, 2012

Paul Blinov, “Curiosities.” Vue Weekly, May 31, 2012

Carolyn Jervis, “Look longer, think harder: Reflections on a year of visual arts.” Vue Weekly, Jan. 4,2012

Anne Pasek, “Art in the Garage: A review of fast & dirty’s Garage Show.” Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 2011. https://www.csj.ualberta.ca/imaginations/?p=911

Helena Reckitt, “To Make Time Appear.” Art Journal. Vol. 70, No. 3, 2011, pp. 58-63.

Carolyn Jervis, “Bargain Art: The Garage Show.“ Vue Weekly, Aug. 18, 2011

Interview with Lorraine Mansbridge, “From Sky to Ground: Fragmented Landscapes.” Global TV Morning News, Oct.13, 2009

Janice Ryan, “Getting into the Swim of Performance Art.” Edmonton Journal, Sept. 16, 2009

Fawnda Mithrush, “This Year’s Visualeyez Marks T.L. Cowan’s Last.” Vue Weekly, Sept. 10, 2009

Arts & Community Organizations

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, Edmonton, AB

Writer, Prairie Tales History Project (2016)
Juror, Prairie Tales (2014)

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton, AB
Board of Directors (2009-2011)
Chair, Programming Review Task Force (2010)

Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Sheehan Gallery Committee (2008)

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Facilitator Assistant, School Programs (2000)

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