Matthew Brower is Assistant Professor of Museum Studies in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.
Professor Brower’s research examines contemporary and historical visual culture with a particular emphasis on issues of display, taking the form of both written publications and exhibitions. Currently he is co-investigator on a SSHRC funded project titled “Digital Animalities.” The project examines the intersections between the rise of risk culture, digital technologies, and animal bodies.
Master of Museum Studies Program
History of Photography, Visual Culture, Contemporary Art, Exhibition Practice, Animal Studies
Brower, Matthew. Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography. University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Edited Exhibition Catalogues and Journal Issues
Aloi, Giovanni, Matthew Brower, and Cecilia Novero. Eds. Two Special Issues: “Photography and Animals.” Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. [forthcoming].
Suzy Lake: Political Poetics. Matthew Brower and Carla Garnet, Curators. Toronto: UTAC / Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, 2011. With Essays by: Matthew Brower, Carla Garnet and Dot Tuer. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the University of Toronto Art Centre from April 30 – June 25, 2011.
Brower, Matthew and Niamh O’Laoghaire. (Eds.) A Catalogue of the University College Collection. Toronto: UTAC, 2011.
Phu, Thy and Matthew Brower, eds. “Circulation.” Special Issue History of Photography 32.2 (2008).
Brower, Matthew. “What is it we Teach when we Teach Exhibitions?” The Museum Professional Network: Careers, Connections and Community. ICTOP Annual Conference Proceedings (2013): 8-15.
—. “The Case of Kensington Cat, Or, Why Pick on Animals?” Transmission Annual (2011): 174-181.
—. “A Rupture in the Field of Representation: Animals, Photography and Affect.” Photography and Culture 2.3 (2009): 317-326.
—. “George Shiras and the Circulation of Wildlife Photography.” History of Photography 32.2 (2008): 169-175.
Selected Curatorial Essays and Interviews
Kovacs, Arpad. “Interview with Arpad Kovacs.” Interview by Matthew Brower. Antennae. Photography Special Issue [forthcoming].
Streicher, Max. “Interview with Max Streicher.” Interview by Matthew Brower. Antennae. Interview Special Issue [forthcoming].
Brower, Matthew. “Gord Peteran: Three Works.” In Dawn Cain, Ed. Gord Peteran Furniture. Guelph: Art Gallery of Guelph, [forthcoming].
—. “Back to School: Reflections on a One (+) Room Exhibition.” In Penelope Stewart, Ed. build…build better. Quebec: La Ruche Press, 2016: 10-15.
—. “Mediated Memory,” The Album of the Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, 2015, China. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2015: 308-328.
—. “Kitsch, Camp, and the Anxieties of the Art World.” Fausta Facciponte: Six Characters in Search of a Photograph. Mississauga, ON: Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2014: 4-6.
—, Fu Xiaodong, and Zhou Yan. “Through the Body.” CONTACT Magazine (2014): 78-87. Also published as “Through the Body.” Toronto: UTAC/Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 1-12.
—. “Artists Confront Species Loss.” In Threatened, Endangered, Extinct: Artists Confront Species Loss. Toronto: Open Studio, 2014. Catalogue of an Exhibition at Open Studio, Toronto April 4, 2014 through May 10, 2016, 1-8.
Levi, Ceri. “The Bird Effect.” Interview by Matthew Brower. Antennae 27 (2013): 52-61.
Matthew Brower, David Liss, and Bonnie Rubenstein. “Collective Identity │Occupied Spaces,” CONTACT Magazine (2012): 32-59.
—. “Olga Chagaoutdinova: One Sees Clearly Only With the Heart.” Olga Chagoutdinova / Evergon. Montréal: Galerie Trois Points, 2011: 8-11.
—. “Suzy Lake: the Double Function.” Suzy Lake: Political Poetics. Toronto: UTAC / Scotiabank CONTACT, 2011: 4-9.
Matthew Brower and Carla Garnet. “Suzy Lake: Political Poetics.” CONTACT Magazine 2011: 19-24.
Matthew Brower and Bonnie Rubenstein, “The Brothel Without Walls.” CONTACT Magazine 2010: 38-55.
—. “Janusz Dukszta’s Sardonic Portraits.” In Janusz Dukszta: Portrait of a Patron. Toronto: UTAC, 2010: 60-70.
—. “Laura Moore USB.” Chatham, ON: Thames Gallery, 2010
Selected Exhibition Curation
McLuhan on Campus: Local Inspirations, Global Visions. Curatorial committee: Matthew Brower, Laura Cunningham, Katherine Ing, Kalina Nedelcheva, Simon Rogers, and John Shoesmith. Exhibition held at the John M. Kelly Library at the University of St. Michael’s College, October 3 – December 20, 2016.
Yonder. Co-curator Matthew Brower and Mona Filip. Exhibition held at the Koffler Art Gallery, September 21 – November 27, 2016. Forthcoming show at University of Waterloo Art Gallery, January through February 2017.
Compound Visions: Fu Meng and Hua Jin. Matthew Brower, Curator. Exhibition held at the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, March 8 through April 1, 2016.
Mediated Memory. Co-curators Matthew Brower and Zhou Yan. Exhibition held at the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, September 24 through October 15, 2015.
Gifts and Occupations Collective. build…build better. Exhibition held at the Zion Schoolhouse, Toronto, September 12 through October 3, 2015.
Through the Body: Lens-based Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists. Co-curators Matthew Brower and Fu Xiaodong and Zhou Yan. Exhibition held at UTAC, April 29 through June 28, 2014.
Threatened, Endangered, Extinct: Artists Confront Species Loss. Matthew Brower, Curator. Exhibition held at the Open Studio, April 4 through May 10, 2014.
Collective Identity │Occupied Spaces. Co-curator Matthew Brower, David Liss and Bonnie Rubenstein. A two-venue primary exhibition for the 2012 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Exhibition held at UTAC, May 1 through June 30, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, April 28 through June 3, 2012.
Suzy Lake, Political Poetics. Co-curator Matthew Brower and Carla Garnet. Primary exhibition at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Exhibition held at UTAC, April 30 through June 25, 2011. Other showings: McIntosh Gallery, London, ON, January 5 through February 18, 2012. MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON, March 7 through April 29, 2012. Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, August 25 through October 7. Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON, November 9, 2012 through January 6, 2013
Richard Laurin. “The McMichaels and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.” Masters of Museum Studies, University of Toronto. In Progress.
Vanessa Fleet. “Between Art and Artifact: The Photography of Abel Boulineau.” Masters of Museum Studies, University of Toronto. 2016.
Student Exhibition Supervision
The Craven Street Bones, Mallory Horrill, Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven St., London, UK, January 2017. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
Made in Toronto, Olivia Gawron and Rowena McGowan, In Partnership with the Institute of the History of Science and Technology and the University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection, Victoria College, April 2016-April 2017. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
Strength behind the Grace: The Health and Fitness of Ballet, Victoria Côté, Leena Kilback, Jennifer Maxwell, MD Salzberg, In partnership with Theatre Museum Canada and Canada’s National Ballet School, Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History, Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto, April 4th – August/September 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
The University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition 2016, Sam Purvis-Johnston, Katelyn Roughley, Janine Zylstra, With Guest Mentor Renée van der Avoird, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, March 18 – April 9, 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
The World’s Stage: A Sony Centre Retrospective, Sarah Anderson, Sanja Ljaskevic, and Yara Seredin, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, May 28 – 29, 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
Rail to the Rescue, Katrina Ojaste and Mary Whibbs, Toronto Railway Museum, John Street Roundhouse, Toronto, Opens April 1, 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
All in a Day’s Work: Industry and Growth in Old Town, Dylan Dammermann, Jennifer Ford, Alyssa Lake, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – Ontario Heritage Trust, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto, Ongoing exhibition starting April 14, 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
#DrizzyDoesUTSG, Bethea Penny, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Public Installation, University of Toronto, St. George Campus (various locations), May 1 – 30, 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
PLACE SETTINGS: DIASPORIC FOOD IDENTITIES, Anya Baker, Leah Moncada, Madeline Smolarz, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, June 22 – July 3. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages, Nikita Johnston, Olivia Smith, Veronica Stoneman, Canadian Language Museum, Wilson Lounge, New College, University of Toronto, March 31 – April 8. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
The Ward: Representations and Realities, 1890-1950, Daniel Panneton, Marisa Strom, Paul Bishop, Campbell House Museum, Toronto, March 16 – April 23, 2016. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
Built Culture: Memories of the Precinct, Rebecca Frerotte, Michelle Johnson, Sarah Spotowski, Aurora Museum & Archives, March 30, 2016-March 2017. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
ART x BISSELL 2016: Common Ground, Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin, Camille-Mary Sharp, A partnership with SKETCH and The Remix Project, iSchool (Bissell Building), University of Toronto, April 7, 2016 – April 2017. Co-supervised with Carmen Victor.
Origami, Amber Roberts, !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, cancelled.
Cree: The People’s Language, Julianna Rock and Ann Snook, Canadian Language Museum, Wilson Hall, New College, March 26 – April 10.
Highlights in the Evolution of Canada’s National Ballet School, Katherine Hanneman, Lily Jackson, Niamh Byrne Rodgers, National Ballet School Website, April – April 2017.
The Prosthetic, Meaghan Dalby, Haleigh Fox, Daniel Lake, Nicole Marcogliese, Cady Moyer, !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, May 30 – September 20, 2015.
“More Real than Reality”: The Art of Canadian Composite Photography, 1870-1930, Kaitlin Normandin, Shelsie Tunks, and Danielle Varadi-Starer, Campbell House Museum, May 1-31, 2015.
Staging Science, Patrick Donovan, Laura Hartwell, Meggi Mah, and Erin Tuckey, Third Floor, Victoria College, May 1 – September, 2015.
Viva Sport, Katrina Cohen-Palacios, Holly Durawa, Christine Silver, Malton Gallery, Terminal 1, Domestic Arrivals, Toronto Pearson International Airport, mid-April – mid-September, 2015.
Altered Art Gallery, Cody Brown, Alteredartgallery.com, April, 2015.
How to Judge a Book From its Cover, Alexander Somerville, Kelly Library, St Michael’s College, April 1 – mid-July, 2015.
General Eclectic: Oral Histories from Kensington Market, Rachel Leaton and Michelle Williams, Kensington Market Historical Society Website, April 19, 2015 launch.
Faith & Place, Fiona Anthes, Andrew Crawley, Daira Szostak, Megan Wiles, Ismaili Cultural Centre, mid-late March – August, 2015.
iSchool Art Project, Kristen Atkins, Allison Morey, Jordan-na Belle-Isle, Faculty of Information, April 2014 – April 2015.
The Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition, Molly McGowan, Melanie Mundle, Jennifer Rodrigues, University of Toronto Art Centre, March 24 – April 11, 2015.
Classroom to Community: A Century of Social Work in Toronto, Desiree Fuller and Nora Venezky, Typewriter Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, October 2014 – April, 2015.
The Art of Invention: A Celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Weston Youth Innovation Awards¸ Jana Black and Adrienne Constantino, !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, June 7 – September 28, 2014.
Archiving Public Sex, Jessica Martin and Ana Martins (assistant curators), UTAC art lounge, April 29 – June 28, 2014. Curator: Nicholas Matte, Additional assistant curator: Lisa Kadey.
Black, White & Read All Over, Ashley Creed, Ellen Flood, Rebecca Hicks, and Brian Joe, Malton Gallery, Terminal 1, Domestic Arrivals, Toronto Pearson International Airport, April 11 – September, 2014.
Science in Colour: Exploring a History of Scientific Instruments at the University of Toronto, Cheryl Copson, Alice McClintock, Ariel Pomerance, Sarah Silvestri, Third Floor, Victoria College, April 4th – October 2014.
Huzza for Freedom! Political Cartoons from the War of 1812, Keely Bland, Oriana Duinker, Kristie Nairn, and Hilary Walker, Parliament Interpretive Centre, Toronto, April 2 to mid-September, 2014. Awarded Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award.
A Decade of Collecting: A Look into the Doris McCarthy Gallery Collection, Lyne Allain and Bronwen Green, Doris McCarthy Gallery, launched April 2014. www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~dmg/adoc/
Tune In: Radio at the Ontario Science Centre, Lauren Williams, 4th floor, Ontario Science Centre, April 2014 (Permanent Installation).
From Coast to Coast: French in Canada | D’un océan à l’autre: le français au Canada, Robyn Bosnyak, Kaetlen Bursey, and Katharine Snider McNair, Wilson Hall, New College, March 26-April 3, 2014.
The Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition, Katie Funfgeld, Ellen Hlozan, Katherine Laite, Nicole Matitayau, and Kate Tyka, University of Toronto Art Centre, March 25-April 12, 2014.
The Cat’s Tomb, curated by Amyn Adatia, Ancient Egypt Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, Ancient Egypt Weekend, June 2013.
Janieta Eyre: Constructing Mythologies, curated by Orysia Goddard, Rachel Wong, Kristin Martin, and Elizabeth Morningstar, UTAC, feature exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, May 1 – June 29, 2013.
In View: Objects and Images from the History of Photography in Canada, curated by Chelsea Jefferey, Malton Gallery, Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport, April 19 – September 20, 2013.
Journey Through Memory, curated by Naomi Lerman, Tobie Miller, and Vanessa Tamburro, Apotex and Water Cooler Galleries, Baycrest, April 14 – May, 2013.
The Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition, Curated by Meaghan Eldridge, Andrea Dixon, Anne Ahrens Embleton, and Danielle Megaffin, UTAC, April 2 – 13, 2013.
Through the Looking Glass: Inside Julius’Domestic Portrait, curated By Laura McPhie, UTAC, April 2 – 13, 2013.
Builders and Observers: A History of Making Astronomical Instruments at the Dunlap Institute, Curated by Emily Horne, Samantha Haddon, Amanda McGee, Lauren Herzog, Claire MacDonald-Matthews and Laura Imrie, Third Floor Victoria College, March 21 – October, 2013.
Intimate Immensity, curated by Laura Warren-Causton, Gladstone Hotel, March 4 – 17, 2013.
Inuit Languages, curated by Britney Hollis in partnership with the Canadian Language Museum, New College Lounge, March 2013.
Just as You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard, curated by Diana Gore, Renee Van der Avoird, and Julia Cyr, UTAC art lounge, feature exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, May 1 – June 30, 2012.
Canadian English, Eh?, curated by Tamara Ivis, Heather Mawby and Caylie Gnyra, Wilson Lounge, Canadian Language Museum, New College, March 22 – April 5, 2012.
That Connecting Link, curated by Melanie Derschowitz and Chelsea Carss, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1: International departure lounge, March 2 – June 20, 2012.
Spark! Creativity in Art and Science, curated by Naomi Rupke, Rebecca Michaels, Alyssa Gomori, and Susan Pang, !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, March 2 – July 30, 2012.
Transformative Human Rights: 25 Years in the Field, curated by Gillian Gallimore, Shannon Linde, Rachel Meloche, Rumin Jehangir, Erika Smith, Stephanie Butland, and Haley Smith, UTAC art lounge, February 9 – 24, 2012.
Still Dancing, Still Inspiring: Celebrating 60 Years of The National Ballet of Canada, Curated by Elizabeth Rodriguez, Kristen Kerr, Michelle Chan, Katie Browning, and Jackie Armstrong, Toronto City Hall Rotunda, November 14 – 20, 2011.
DisplayCase, curated by Heather Anderson and Martha Kroeker, online exhibition case studies. (displaycase.ischool.utoronto.ca/)
Chris Curreri: Something Something, curated by Kristin Stoesz and Vanessa Fleet, Feature Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, UTAC art lounge, May 3 – May 31, 2011. The exhibition received a University of Toronto Arts Council Launch Pad Award.
Walking the Ward: The Evolution of Nursing in Hamilton, curated by Lindsay Bontoft, Berrit Larsen, and Megan O’Connor, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, April 29 – May 30, 2011.
Transitory Art: From Warhol to Nannucci, curated by Jennifer Winter and Laura Bydlowska, Drake General Store, April 1 – 30, 2011.
Sanaugaq: Things Made by Hand, curated by Lisa Truong, Rheanne Chartrand, Lianne Maitland, and Rebecca Noone, UTAC, March 31 – April 16, 2011.
Earthly Inspirations: The Process and Expression of Craft, curated by Michael Devaney, Zhou Yan, and Trish Terrill Small, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1: International and United States departure lounges, April 16 – October 3, 2011.
Work in Process, curated by Jilana Stewart, Sarah Heim, and Rachel Keeling, UTAC art lounge, March 3 – 21, 2011. Podcast: Work in Process, January 11, 2011. (www.utac.utoronto.ca/watch/)
Have you met Bachata?, curated by Jana Awad and Cynthia Roberts, Wilson Hall, New College, March 25 – April 8., 2011
The Difference Engineers: Re-Inventing Steampunk, curated by Grace Lam Samantha Morel, and Catherine Woltz,!dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, March 4 – May 1, 2011.
Sugar and Spice, curated by Kendra Ainsworth, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, January 28 – May 1, 2011.
Probing McLuhan, curated by Seanna McEachern and Rebecca Lemire, Feature Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, UTAC art lounge, May 1 – 29, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter.
The House that Masons Built, curated by Melissa Koziebrockie, 53 Prince Charles Drive, Toronto, May 8 – 21, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter.
Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization, curated by Alicia Cherayil, Zella Llerena, and Erin Orford, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans, April 30 – August 30, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter. A version of this exhibition has been made part of the permanent exhibit Louisiana Eats! at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
More Than Flesh: Embodiment of Abstraction, curated by Valentine Moreno, UTAC, April 1 –17, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter.
Exploring the Toy Box, curated by Caryn DeBuck, Robin Dow, Milena McCormack, Alexandra Pearcey, and Heidi Schmeiser, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1: Malton Gallery and International departure lounge, April 1 – May 19, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter.
Beyond the White Wedding: Reinventing Tradition, curated by Marla Dobson, Nicola Jago, and Thomas Kessler, Robarts Library, University of Toronto, March 25 – May 13, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter.
ArtiFACTS of Belief: The Collection of Charles Denison Aldridge, curated by Carri MacKay, Yael Filipovic, and Erika Wilson, UTAC art lounge, February 19 – April 3, 2010. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter. Yael Filipovic, “Schooling the Gallery: Turning Towards Educational Frameworks in Curatorial Practices,” Collections: A journal for museum and archives professional” (Altamira press) Spring 2012.
Melodies of Kachemak Bay: A Celebration of our Musical Traditions, curated by Robi Harris, Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska, November 13 – December 31, 2009. Co-supervised with Jennifer Carter.
Facing the Screen, curated by Bogdan Luca, UTAC art lounge, November 4 – December 19, 2009.
Exhibition Related Project Supervision
Stories of Spadina: A Walking Tour for the Ontario Jewish Archives, Nadia Abraham, Allison MacDonald, Kit MacManus, Lindsay Parsons, Kensington Market, Toronto, ON, Summer 2016. Project: an updated walking tour of Kensington Market.
Online Lesson Plan Gallery, Amelia Yan, The Bata Shoe Museum, Launch Date: April 2016. Project: an online repository of in-school lesson plans related to the Ontario curriculum.
Marie Dressler House Revitalization Plan, Alexandra Jeffrey, Blair Newby, Brittney Sproule, Jaime Clifton-Ross, Mackenzie Warner, Marie Dressler House, Cobourg, delivered April 2015. Project: Masterplan for remounting of permanent exhibit including project budget, curriculum guidelines, and a sample grant proposal.
Toronto Art Project, Melissa Smith, Art Gallery of Ontario, completed June 2014. Project: creating labeling strategies, social media engagement, audio visual elements, to highlight Toronto artists in the collection.
Visitor Research Project, Kayla Droog, Royal Ontario Museum, completed April 2014. Project: assessing visitor mobile technology use at the museum.
iPad Interactions, Elyse Rogers, Art Gallery of Ontario, completed April 2013. Project: developing iPad tours for AGO docents.
Graffiti Works: 1989-2008, Bruce Beaton and Shannon Todd, Evergreen Brickworks, launched April 2013. Project: an interpretive plan and self-guided walking tour for the Graffiti at the Brickworks.
Doris McCarthy’s Canada, Patricia MacAulay, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, launched April 2013. Project: podcast on the life and work of Doris McCarthy.
The Kidspark Project, Natalie Charette, Jennie Fiddes, Katrina Lougheed and Caitlin Tracey-Miller, Ontario Science Centre, Launched March 2014. Project: documenting children’s engagement with science through art.
Docent Training Manual, Jennifer Rose, Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox, April 2012. Project: Designing and implementing a docent training program for the Bell Lightbox’s exhibition programs.
Immersive Sound Experiences, Jason Harvey, Fort York National Historic Site, April 2012. Project: creating a plan for including immersive sound experiences at Fort York Historic Site to complement the commemoration of the War of 1812.
SENSEational Multi-Sensory Tours, Jacquie Reich and Laura Robb, Bata Shoe Museum, launched February 2012. Project: designing and implementing multi-sensory tours for three exhibits at the museum.
Registration Project, Annika Laufer, Canadian War Museum, finished April 2012. Project: arranging and overseeing shipping for the deinstallation of the War and Medicine exhibition and installation of the Four Wars of 1812 exhibition.
Project Management Project, Mairin Kerr, Royal Ontario Museum, Finished April 2011. Project: securing image permissions for the Eaton Gallery of Rome and the Near East, the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium, and the Nubia section of the Galleries of Africa.
The Dora de Pedery Hunt Cataloging Project, Rebecca Lemire, estate of de Pedery Hunt, finished February 2010. Project: an illustrated catalogue of the estate of Canadian artist and designer Dora de Pedery Hunt.
MSL 1230 Ethics, Leadership, and Management; MSL 4000 Exhibition Project; MSL 2230 The Photographic Record
Selected Exhibition Reviews and Media
“Review, Compound Visions: Fu Mang and Hua Jin,” Realty Weekly, B10, March 18, 2016.
“Review, Compound Visions: Fu Meng and Hua Jin,” Fortune Weekly, C7, March 18, 2016.
“Review, Compound Visions: Fu Meng and Hua Jin,” Home Weekly, C3, March 17, 2016.
Lin Qi, “Photographic Memories,” China Daily, September 30, 2015.
SHTV (China Art TV) Beijing International Art Biennale Report, October 6, 2015.
Fran Schecter, “Zion’s Class Act: Building Better in a Schoolhouse,” Now Magazine, September 23, 2015.
Cynthia Foo, “Report: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival,” AfterImage, 42.2, 2014, 2-3.
Magdalyn Asimakis, “CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog Post Four. Through The Body,” Blackflash, June 4, 2014. (blackflash.ca)
Christine Platt with Liuyi Zhang, “Intimate yet universal: Chinese women’s experiences artistically explored at Contact 2014,” Artoronto.ca, May 9, 2014.
Autumn Ou, “Through the Body,” OMNI TV News (Mandarin), May 5, 2014.
Fran Schechter and David Jager, “Contact Photography Festival: 25 can’t-miss shows,” Now Magazine, May 1, 2014.
Leah Sandals, “Suzy Lake: The School of Life,” Canadian Art, September 6, 2012. (canadianart.ca)
Julie Sobowale, “Great Lake,” The Coast, August 23, 2012. (thecoast.ca)
Jennifer Tiffin, untitled review, Hurricane J, June 14, 2012. (Jennifertiffin.tumblr.com)
Shani K Parsons, “Philippe Chancel, Jon Rafman, and Michael Wolf at MOCCA: Collective Identity | Occupied Spaces,” Typologica, June 2, 2012. (Typologica.com)
Sholem Krishtalka, “Strife in Snapshots,” Toronto Standard, May 25, 2012. (Torontostandard.com)
Luis-Enrique Arrazola, “Avenue,” National Post, May 18, 2012.
Bridget Coaker, “Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival,” Troika Editions, May 14, 2012. (Troikaeditions.co.uk)
Charlene K. Lau, “Public: Big Ambitions,” Canadian Art Online, May 10, 2012. (Canadianart.ca)
Terence Dick, “Toronto,” Akimblog, May 8, 2012. (Akimbo.ca)
David Jager, “Caught Unawares,” Now Magazine, May 3, 2012.
Leah Sandals, “Contact 2012: Going Public,” Canadian Art Online, May 3, 2012. (Canadianart.ca)
Ben Fisher, “Five must-see exhibits at the Contact Photography Fest,” Post City, May 3, 2012. (Postcity.com)
Anonymous, “2012 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Our Top 10 Picks,” She Does the City, May 2, 2012. (Shedoesthecity.com)
Nina Boccia, “Top 5 Exhibits at Toronto’s Contact Festival,” Azure Magazine online, May 2, 2012. (Azuremagazine.com)
Christopher Jones, “CONTACT: Takin’ it to the Streets,” Live With Culture, April 27, 2012. (Livewithculture.ca)
Kate Fane, “CONTACT Photography Festival 2012,” Blog TO, April 26, 2012. (Blogto.com)
Murray Whyte, “Contact Photography Festival 2012 Preview,” Toronto Star, April 26, 2012.
Melissa Leong, “Photo Festival Spotlights International Talent,” National Post, April 25, 2012.
Kelly Rankin, “2012 CONTACT Photography Festival at U OF T,” U of T News, April 25, 2012. (News.utoronto.ca)
Rob O’Flanagan, “The ongoing relevance of Suzy Lake,” Guelph Mercury, March 19, 2012.
Angela Herring-Lauzon, “Western’s McIntosh Gallery: Suzy Lake’s ‘Political Poetics,’” Grapevine Magazine, February 17, 2012.
Sholem Krishtalka, “Suzy Lake: University of Toronto Art Centre,” Ciel Variable, 90, January 2012.
Leah Sandals, “At the Galleries: Cultural Studies,” National Post, October 8, 2011.
- M. Vaughn, “Grauerholz photo show throws the book at fixed ideas,” Globe and Mail, October 8, 2011.
Quintin Peirce, “Did UC the new exhibition?,” The Mike, October 7, 2011.
Gabrielle Moser, “Suzy Lake: Political Poetics,” Esse, 73, Fall 2011, 70.
Daniel Baird, “Self Inventions: The Photography of Suzy Lake,” Border Crossings, 119, September 2011, 98-105.
Adi Baker, “Suzy Lake: Political Poetics,” Canadian Art Online, July 7, 2011. (Canadianart.ca)
David Jager, “Suzy Lake Makes Waves,” Now Magazine, May 19, 2011, 66.
Jacqueline Nunes, “Say Cheese: The CONTACT Photography Festival,” Collections, Spring 2011, 30-32.
Terence Dick, “Momento Vitae,” Toronto Standard, May 11, 2011. (Torontostandard.com)
Murray White, “Contact: Suzy Lake, seminal artist,” Toronto Star, May 5, 2011.
Sarah Noble Prickett, “Make CONTACT: Our Essential Guide to the photography festival,” Fashion Magazine online, May 6, 2011. (Fashionmagazine.com)
Sarah Nicole Prickett, “Photo Finish,” Fashion, May 2011, 136-140.
Leah Sandals, “New kind of beauty in bloom,” National Post, April 29, 2011, PM12.
Sara Angel, “CONTACT Decision Maker,” Eye Magazine, April 28, 2011.
David Balzer, “CONTACT 2011: Figure and Ground,” Canadian Art online, April 28, 2011. Balzer picked Political Poetics as the number 1 must see exhibition of the Festival. (Canadianart.ca)
Murray Whyte, “Contact,” Toronto Star, April 28, 2011, E7
Leah Sandals, “From North Korea, the art of survival,” Toronto Star, January 28, 2011.
Daniel Baird, “The Rematerialization of the Idea: Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada,” Border Crossings, 116, December 2010, 66-72.
Leah Sandals, “At the Galleries,” National Post, November 19, 2010.
- M. Vaughn, “It’s Worth it to Navigate through Traffic,” Globe and Mail, November 8, 2010.
Murray White, “Traffic Worth the Trip, Toronto Star, October 8, 2010.
Anne Kingston, “The cult of Doris,” Macleans Online, July 20, 2010. (Macleans.ca)
James Adams, “Doris McCarthy: chameleon of the canvas,” Globe and Mail, July 7, 2010.
Murray Whyte, “Doris McCarthy exhibit speaks to the artist as lover of life,” Toronto Star, June 27, 2010.
Glen Baxter, “Contact 2010,” Fashion Television. (Fashiontelevision.com)
Gloria Chik, “Scotiabank CONTACT Photo – Brothel Without Walls,” Urbane Bloc, June 5, 2010. (Urbanebloc.com)
Terence Dick, “Toronto,” Akimblog, May 27, 2010. (akimbo.ca)
Leah Sandals, “Positives From Negatives,” National Post, May 21, 2010.
Anita Clarke, “I want – I got goes to the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival – Behind the Lens Tour,” I Want-I Got, May 20, 2010. (iwantigot.geekigirl.com)
David Balzer, “At the zoo: Two new U of T exhibitions explore creatures in captivity,” Eye Magazine, May 12, 2010.
Dina Pugliese, “Contact Photography Festival,” Breakfast Television, May 11, 2010.
Kelly Rankin, “U of T primary partner for CONTACT photography festival,” News at the University of Toronto, May 6, 2010. (www.news.utoronto.ca)
Mr. Will-W., “Scandal in the Brothel,” May 2, 2010. (mrwillw.blogspot.com)
Leah Sandals, “Contact’s Rap Sheet,” National Post, May 1, 2010.
Victoria Ahearn, “Contact Photography Festival focuses on Canadian media theorist Marshal McLuhan,” The Canadian Press, April 30. 2010.
Feature, “Contact 2010: Photography, Reframed,” Canadian Art, April 2010.
Murray Whyte, “Contact Festival: Plenty of eye candy in the ‘brothel without walls,’” Toronto Star, April 28, 2010.
Ruby Beesley, “Photography and the Pervasive Influence,” Aesthetica: The Art & Culture Magazine, 34, April / May 2010, 33-37.
Student Exhibition Reviews and Media
Murray White, “Galleries this week: Leslie Hewitt, Suzy Lake, Drake,” Toronto Star, April 26, 2016.
Melanie Glasbergen, “10 Must-See Art Exhibitions In Toronto, Spring 2016,” The Culture Trip, April 1, 2016. (theculturetrip.com)
Ilana Altman & Melanie Fasche, “Contact at 20: An Interview with Bonnie Rubenstein,” Spacing, April 27, 2016. (spacing.ca)
Bob Georgiou, “‘The Ward: Representations and Realities, 1890-1950’ at Campbell House Museum,” Scenes from a City, April 11, 2016. (scenesto.wordpress.com)
Brock Weir, “Cultural Precinct is focus of new Museum exhibit,” The Auroran, March 23, 2016.
Sophia Savva, “Modern art according to ‘uoftdrizzy’,” The Varsity, 136.22, March 28, 2016.
Leah Collins, “How Drake became U of T Scarborough’s most famous student (on Instagram),” CBC Arts, March 16, 2016.
“Fake Drake account lights up Instagram,” Toronto Sun, February 6, 2016. (The story also appeared in Vancouver and Toronto editions of 24hrs and online on the Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Vancouver Sun, and Winnipeg Sun sites.)
Christopher Reynolds, “Drake inspires parody Instagram feed,” Toronto Star, February 12, 2016.
Leah Sandals, “Drake-Parody Instagram Feed to Become Public Art in the 6ix,” Canadian Art Online, February 8, 2016. (canadianart.ca)
Joe Fiorito, “Things Don’t Change Much for the Poor,” Toronto Star, November 10, 2014.
“ROM EXHIBIT TO FOCUS ON FACULTY’S 100 YEARS OF SOCIAL IMPACT,” Reach Magazine, Faktor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Volume 10, Spring 2014, p. 1.
Melissa McAfee, “Review of ‘Archiving Public Sex’ University of Toronto Art Centre,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) News, forthcoming.
Gina Phillips, “Celebrating Political Cartoons,” Sun News, September 9, 2014.
Tiana Reid, “Documenting the Public Side of Sex,” Hyperallergic, June 20, 2014. (hyperallergic.com)
Brianna Goldberg, “Tour Toronto with graduating students from Museum Studies,” UofT News, April 29, 2013. (news.utoronto.ca)
Bruce Beaton, “Off the Wall,” Heritage Matters, Volume 11, Issue 1, February 3013, p. 11.
“Museum artifacts take clients on a journey through memory,” Baycrest Matters, Volume 9, Number 9, April 24, 2013, pp. 1, 8.
Sylvie McCallum Rougerie, “Transformative Human Rights: Behind The Scenes,” Rights Review, Volume 5, Number 2, February 2012, p. 3.
Justin Skinner, “Program enables law students to help on human rights cases around the world,” Inside Toronto, February 29, 2012. (Insidetoronto.com)
Heather Gardiner, “Photo exhibit highlights 25 years of human rights program,” Canadian Lawyer Magazine, February 12, 2012. (Canadianlawyermag.com)
Yvonne Bambrick, “U of T’s International Human Rights Program celebrates 25 years,” The Precedent, February 15, 2012. (Lawandstyle.ca)
“Transformative Human Rights: 25 Years in the Field,” Nexus, Fall/Winter 2011, 11.
Lucianna Ciccocioppo, “U of T Art Centre exhibition celebrates international human rights,” U of T News, February 8, 2012. (News.utoronto.ca)
Peter Hart, “Work in Process shows Work in Progress,” The Varsity, March 7, 2011.
Kayla Greenstien, “Work in Process Exhibition Opening,” SNAP Downtown Toronto, April 2011. (Snapdowntowntoronto.com)
David Balzer, “CONTACT 2011: Figure and Ground,” Canadian Art online, April 28, 2011.
Annie MacDonnell, “Chris Curreri: Something Something,” C Magazine, Autumn 2011, pp. 50-53.
“Arts and Heritage Centre unveils new exhibition to celebrate National Nursing Week,” Hospital News, May 2011, xvii.
“WAHC launches exhibit in spirit of National Nursing Week,” The Hamilton Spectator, May 10, 2011, Nursing Week Supplement, p. 7.
Leah Sandals, “At the Galleries: Queen’s Park/Grange Park,” National Post, April 8, 2011.
Marian L. “Toronto Steampunk Exhibit,” Courtesan Macabre, June 6, 2011. (cortesanmacabre.com)
Sean Hatton, “The Difference Engineers,” The Electric Playground Daily, episode S21E94, City TV, April 28, 2011.
Leah Sandals, “Positives From Negatives,” National Post, May 21, 2010.
Rafael Brusilow, “Toronto Students tie Cajun Cuisine to Nova Scotia,” Metro Toronto, March 9, 2010.
Charlotte Tombs, “Gumbo to Go,” The Varsity, March 15, 2010.