Visual Arts Part-time Instructors

Faculty of Humanities

Visual Arts Part-time Instructors


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Judith Graham
Lecturer
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.  

Office: GL 209 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 3214
jgraham6@brocku.ca

 

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Lorène Bourgeois
Part-time Instructor
Lorène Bourgeois’ recent work in drawing, painting and photography investigates the ambiguity of the face, the head, and the body, disclosed or obscured through clothing, framing and head-dress. Here, clothing is examined not only for its social or utilitarian functions, but also as a framing device and a theatrical artifact.

Born in France, Lorène completed her training in Paris, Philadelphia and Halifax. A Fulbright recipient, she holds an MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada as well as in France, Korea, Russia and the United States, with recent solo shows at Loop Gallery and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Her work is held in numerous collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Hart House and Donovan Collections at the University of Toronto.

www.lorenebourgeois.com

Office: GLN 209 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 lorene.bourgeois@brocku.ca

 

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David Wright
Part-time Instructor
David received his MFA in England. His early paintings range from large-scale “mega visual” abstractions in acrylic and mixed media, drawing visual references from the urban and technological environment. His recent work has moved to a more naturalistic interpretation of his environment, painting subjects to which he feels a more personal attachment. He has exhibited extensively in Canada, USA and Mexico. His work is represented internationally in more than 100 corporate and public collections.

www.davidtwright.com

Office: EA 214B --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 5063
dtwright3@yahoo.com

 

 

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Amy Friend
Part-time Instructor
Amy Friend holds a BFA honours Degree and BEd from York University as well as an MFA from the University of Windsor. She is the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Grant and several grants from the Canada Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council. Friend has exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at La Mois de la Photo, Paris and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She was recently a finalist for the Critical Mass – Photolucida. In the fall of 2013 she will present her work in a solo exhibition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

www.amyfriend.ca

Office: GLN 112 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 5305
afriend@brocku.ca

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Scott Sawtell
Part-time Instructor
Scott received his MFA from the University of Waterloo and is currently teaching at the Ontario College of Art as well as Brock University. Scott has a busy practice as an artist, exhibiting across the country and in New York and Chicago, augmented by his work as a curator, most recently at Oakville Galleries.

www.scottsawtell.ca

Office: EA 214B --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 5063
ssawtell@brocku.ca
 

  

 

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Arnold McBay
Visual Arts Facilities Technician and Part-time Instructor
Arnold is an artist and musician who has exhibited across Canada.  His work is represented in public & private collections across North America and is represented by Thielsen Gallery of London, Ontario. Recent projects include: a major two-person exhibition with Susan Wintrop titled Surfacing (curated by George Wale) at the Burlington Art Centre in the fall of 2009, solo exhibitions at Pan Cafe and the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre lobby 2010, Follow (curated by Laura Woermke) at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 2011, and his work was part of a major group exhibition curated by Jamelie Hassan & Jens Thielsen entitled Where You Be in Eternity? mounted at Thielsen Gallery of London, Ontario spring 2011.

He holds a B.A. hon. from Brock University (1988), a B.ed. from University of Western Ontario (1990), and recently completed his Masters in Contemporary Literature and the Arts, from Brock University (2013).

www.aureoelstudios.com

Office: GL 279 --- Telephone: (905) 688-5550 ext.5046
amcbay@brocku.ca

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Kristin Patterson
Part-time instructor
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. 

Office: GL209 ---Telephone (905) 688-5550 x4836
kpatterson@brocku.ca

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Irene Loughlin
Part-time Instructor

Irene Loughlin is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersections of performance art, video, sound, installation, painting, drawing and writing. She holds an MVS from the University of Toronto, a BFA from Simon Fraser University, has attended the SVA and NSCAD Summer Studio Programs in New York and is an alumni of OCAD.

She has presented her work in various national and international contexts including upcoming works at Schloss Solitude, (2011, Stuttgart, Germany), a performance and sound art work for the LIVE Performance Biennale (2011, Vancouver, BC), and a video and sculptural installation for The Factory, (2012, Hamilton, ON). She has created and presented collaborative work at the Performance Saga Festival (Bern, Switzerland 2008), video/performances at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (San Jose, Costa Rica), Zonadearte Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Deformes Festival (Santiago, Chile), and multi-media works for The Western Front, Grunt Gallery, Gallery Gachet, The Society for Disability Art and Culture (Vancouver), 7a11d Festival (Toronto), and FADO/OCAD (Toronto). Loughlin has been awarded a SSHRC Scholarship (Masters level) and the Lynch Staunton Award, Canada Council for the Arts and is the author of numerous essays, articles and conference proceedings.

Office: GL 116 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 4756
Office hours: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
iloughlin@brocku.ca

www.ireneloughlin.com
www.canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2005/on127698883984761058.htm

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Donna Akrey
Part-time Instructor

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.

www.donnaakrey.com/

Office: GLN 116 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550
dakrey@brocku.ca

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Candace Couse
Part-time Instructor

Predominantly working with installation and video, Candace Couse is a visual artist exploring issues surrounding space, place, and the body. Her work examines the basic human need to acquire territory as a prerequisite to identity, as well as the loss of security and anxiety that comes with disorientation. Functioning on the assumption that orientation is primary to all other human experience, the body has plays a central role in her art practice as both a mechanism for experience and as the principal terrain that we all initially acquire. Her work eagerly engages with the idea of personal geographies as intimate approaches to orientation and identity that are profoundly detached from collective knowledge and public geographies.

Couse earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada with Honours, in 2008 and a Master of Fine Art at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 2010. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, the USA and in Europe.

ccouse@brocku.ca

http://www.candacecouse.net/

Blog: http://landlocked-art.blogspot.ca/ 

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Tobias Wiegand
Part-time Instructor

Tobias founded morro images Canada - a VFX an 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. After finishing a three year apprenticeship in Digital Media Design and graduating from The German Film School in 2004, he started his first company QUADRIGAFX which eventually became morro images now employing around 30 people on both continents. Tobias has been nominated for and won several awards with his companies' work both in Germany and Canada. He has also been teaching in Germany and Canada - for example at Brock University or The Babelsberg Film School. Apart from 3D animation and VFX, Tobias’ special interests lie in high-tech areas such as 3D Scanning, 3D printing, Motion Capturing and Augmented Reality. Since 2012 these fields have grown into a second business branch of morro images, mostly focusing on product development including R&D efforts. 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/tobiaswiegand

www.morroimages.com

www.youtube.com/morroimages

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David Hucal
Part-time Instructor

David Hucal is an artist who works primarily within the medium of painting. His practice is predicated on creating an oppositional balance between observation of objects in an immediate environment, and the translation of those objects through a process of mark making independent of observation. This methodology offers the viewer a fictive space where lived experience easily dissolves into both the real and the imagined, blurring the line between the two. David Received a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2007 and an MFA from Guelph University in 2012. Currently he is living and working in Hamilton Ontario.

Office: GL 116 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 3214
davidhucal@shaw.ca 

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Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea
Part-time Instructor

Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea is a Toronto-based artist, animator and teacher. He works in installation, digital animation, video, drawing, and sculpture. He has a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours from Brock University, the postgraduate certificate in Computer Animation from Sheridan College and the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media, and Design from OCAD University. His animation work has been featured in the Bravo!FACT short film The Runner and Metric's Collect Call. He has exhibited across Canada with recent projects at Pleasure Dome: New Toronto Works, Nuit Blanche Toronto 2011 and 2012, Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s, SummerWorks 2013 and the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax. Currently, he is an instructor at Brock and OCAD University. 

Office: GL 116 --- Telephone (905) 688-5550 ext. 3214
gustavo.cerquera@gmail.com