Completed Theses

PHD

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Janice Gurney - All Alliance of Fragments: Actor-Network-Theory and the Translation of Things
Miriam Jordan - Dialogical Materialism: Bakhtin, Embodiment and Moving Image Art 
Kevin Rodgers - Out of Order: Thinking Through Robin Collyer, Discontent and Affirmation (1973-1985)
Matthew Smith - Relational Viewing: Affect, Trauma and the Viewer in Contemporary Autobiographical Art

2011

Corinna Ghaznavi - Animal: A Curatorial Approach
Jason Hallows - Demonstration
Andrés Villar - Latin American Visual Arts in the 1920s

 

MFA

2022

Brianne Casey - Credulous Escapism
Imogen WilsonLow Resolution .JPGs and Collaborative Networks: Dreaming a Sustainable Digital Archive
Michelle Paterok - At Dusk

2021

Thomas BourqueMarvelous Monsters
Matthew Brown
On Ground
Jerome Conquy Pharmakon: From Body to Being
Anahi Gonzalez Teran
The Other Neighbour of El Otro Lado
Declan Hoy Neoliberalism, Institutionalism, and Art
Yas Nikpour Khoshgrudi
Cyber Souls and Second Selves
Faith Patrick
The No No-Exit Closet: An Alternative to No-Exit Pathways
Rebecca Sutherland
Fleet: Nuances of Time and Ephemera

2020

George KubresliThe Hell of a Boiling Red
Ramolen Mencero Laruan
Next to a River: Mobility, Mapping, and Hand Embroidery
Sepideh Tajalizadeh Dashti SuperNova: Performing Race, Hybridity and Expanding the Geographical Imagination

2019

Kate Carder-Thompson Spanning
Johnathan Onyschuk Bone Meal
Lydia Santia
Inventory
Zhizi WangAbsence and Proximity

2018

Tyler Durbano and where is the body?
Sharmistha Kar
Next to a River: Mobility, Mapping, and Hand Embroidery
Raheleh Saneie SuperNova: Performing Race, Hybridity and Expanding the Geographical Imagination
Matthew Trueman
Slower Than Time Itself
Graham Macaulay
Buffer

2017

Paul ChartrandGardening at Arm's Length
Charles Lee Franklin HarrisLesser Than Greater Than Equal To: The Art Design Paradox
Sarah MunroThe Longest Way Round Is the Shortest Way Home
Samantha NoseworthyMidheaven
Quin SmallboyDrum Voice
Quintin TeszeriOn Coming and Going

2016

Juanita Lee GarciaBeyond the Look of Representation: Defamiliarization, Décor, and the Latin Feel
Mina MoosavipourEmphatic Tension
Simone SciascettiSymbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature
Jason StovallThin Skin

2015

Sherry CzekusCrowdsourcing
Lynette de MontreuilDust to Dust
Michael PsczonakHand-Eye
Niloufar SalimiTangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity
Matthew Tarini - Liminal Space: Representations of Modern Urbanity

2014

Barbara Hobot What Lies Behind: Speculations on the Real and the Willful
Jennifer Martin
Turning to see otherwise 
Tegan Moor
Matters of Airing
Amanda Oppedisano Liquidation
Jared Peters Just As It Should Be: Painting and the Discipline of Everyday Life
Gabriella Solti
From 'Means to Ends': Labour As Art Practice
Diana Yoo Across Boundaries

2013

Kyla BrownFollowing the Turn: Mapping as Material Art Practice
Jeremy P. JereskyCommunicative Methodologies and Mechanisms in Public Art
Laura Mitrow - Felted Disruption: An Analysis of Double Coding in the Felt Works of Luanne Martineau
Giles WhitakerSome Theoretical Models for a Critical Art Practice
Thea YabutLines of Necessity

2012

Anthea Black - Of All Possible Worlds: Mapping Queer Craft and Collaboration
Liza Eurich - Latency in Process and Perception
Brad Isaacs - Double Negative: Taxidermy, Photography and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s “Dioramas”
Neil Klassen - The Elemental Earth: Renewed Ways of Seeing and Perceiving
Kim Neudorf - Call and Response: Catachresis and Reciprocity in Painting
Daniel O’Connor - The Joystick and the Paintbrush: Useless or Meaningful in the Age of Technology

2011

Lea Bucknell - Adhoc Folly Building in Contemporary Art
Gautam Garoo - Passages (is and was): Tracing Indian Visual Culture and the Sacred through Craft and Contemporary Art
Michelle McGeean - Tit for Tat: (Re) Production in Sculpture and Architecture
Matthew Teigen - The Look of Math
Robert Williams
- We Are What We Pretend To Be: Making the case for Contemporary Painting as Gratuitous

2010

Kelly O'Dette - Archival Nostalgia
John Cushnie - Eidolon Prospects: Syncope, Peter Doig, and the Practice of Painting
Soheila Kolahdouz-Esfahani - Trans-(across, over, beyond): Investigations of Cultural Translation in Visual Arts
Jamie KQuail - DIY: Politics and Aesthetics in the Margins and the Mainstream

2009

Katja Beneke - Exploring the Visual Representation of Teen Idols
Patrick Kaipainen - No Thing in Particular
John Murnaghan - Game Over and Over
Nicole Rayburn - Monstrous Propositions
Jennifer Wanner - Ecosimulacra

2008

Liv Bonli - Down the Dark Hall, Up the Stairs
Chak Man Lei - Dark-Earth Manual: Approaching an Ink-Based Art Practice
Brian Longfield - The Montage of Gestures
Andrew MacDonald - Fragments
Slavica Panic - Betwixt and Between
Matthew Sparling - Military Signifiers on Clothing, Fashion and Portrait Photography

2007

Blair Fornwald - Between Nothing and Something.
Dagmara Genda - Identity and Exile.
Kathryn Immonen - Soft Cover.
Stephen Lavigne - The Space Between Systems.
Derek Liddington - Can I Borrow That? Investigating Strategies of Citation, Mimicry and Inspiration in Art.
Conan Masterson - Kaleidoscopic.
Todd Tremeer
- Painting History/History Painting.

2006

Michael Davidge - Weak Thought and the Visual Arts.
Arnold Koroshegyi - Beyond the Circle of Confusion.
Ayako Kurokawa - Past Memories, Present Feeling.
Daniel Wong - Letters to a Young Poet.

2005

Steven Laurie - Celebratory Angst: Performing Masculinity
Brendan Fernandes - The Kenyan Safari Lodge: Fantasizing about an Authentic Vacation Culture
Anna Madelska - Cosmopoeisis: World-Making
Demian Petryshyn
- An Amoebic Urge: A Contemporary View of Artist-run Centre System in Canada
Elizabeth Phillips - Becoming Adaptation: Idiosyncratic Sketches on (Self) Portrait Painting (and Writing)
Kathleen Ritter - At the Doors to the Gallery

2004

Debra Dyer - Lost in the Details
Lisa Fedorak - Tainted Strokes
Amy Harrison - Childlikeness
Alex Homanchuk - The City Will Recall
Pamela Wilson - Appropriation and Irony: Post modern Elements in the Work of Three Contemporary Canadian Artists

2003

Pedro Correia - By Design: Ornament and Fascism
Joscelyn Gardner - White Skin, Black Kin: Theorizing the Representation of Creole Identity
Sarah Peterson - RE-VIEWING A History of Landscape and Wilderness Perception
Raffaela Prencipe - 100% Natural: Escape and Identity Within the Suburban Garden
Dana Samuel - Archives in Action: Narrative Technologies and Interactive Art.

2002

Sarah Beveridge - Private Intervention into Public Spaces
Paul Dreossi - Blood, Sweat, and Gears: An Examination of Performed Representations of Masculine Subjectivity
Robyn Foster - Escape Hatch: Escape from Everyday Lived Reality through Transitional Objects
Larry Glawson - Photography, Sex and Dancing
Mark Schilling - The Spectres of Brecht and Benjamin: “New” Media, Access, Resistance

2001

Lucia M. Cipriano - Ruses Not Muses
Jennifer Dorner - Between Departure and Arrival: Exploring Site Production
Chris Down - "The Impossibility of Painting is Merely a Feeling"
Adriana E. Kuiper - Semi-Detached
Larisa MacSween - Everyday Girl Anxieties and Superhero Alter Ego Fantasies

2000 & prior

David Armstrong - Erratics and Errata: Printing between Horizons (2000)
Dana J. Dansereau - One Day: Technology, Tactics and Time (2000)
Toni Latour - Conflicts and Contractiions: Questions of Excess, Autonomy and Value within Artistic Production (2000)
Paola V. Poletto - Moonscapes and Menus: Artistic Production, Personal Experience and the Analogy of Hibernation (2000)
Maymee Ying Lum
- Filum (2000)
Olexander S. Wlasenko - Ethnic Limbs: Diasporic Memory (2000)
Shinobu Akimoto - L.M.R. (Last Month's Rentor Living Making Reflex) (1999)
Kim Dawn Graham - (in) between the space(s) of terror i find fragments of my memory (1999)
Marc G. Lebreche - A Visual Re-Presentation of the World and the Philosophical Self (1999)
Christine Shaw - Locomotion (1999)
Christy L. Thompson - Carrying Wet Laundry & Starting Fires (1999)
David Grenier - Homo Sweet Homo (1998)
Franklyn George - Stories and Iyahlogues (1997)
Shelley Niro - A Journey Through Iroquois Myths, Legends, Icons and History (1997)
Andy Patton - Some Current Problems with Painting (1997)
Kim Simon - Otherwise Than Seeing (1997)
Sharon Switzer - Waltzing in Now-Time (1997)

 

MA - Theses and Major Research Papers

2022

Carina Pagotto - Examining Stereotypical Versus Authentic Depictions of Italian and Canadian Culture Through The Recreation of Familial Venetian/Trevisane-styled Italian Cards

2021

Ioana Dragomir - no, not forgot - were unable to reach: literary readings of desire in land art
Elena Solomon - The Embroidered Tablecloth: How Locale Influences Eastern European Jewish Textile Production
Ana Moyer - “A Gift Our Ancestors Left for Us:” An Examination of Tattooing Through the Artwork of Ningiukulu Teevee and Sarah Whalen-Lunn
Tessa Oxtoby - Monumental Supremacy? The Iconoclasm, Adaption and Appropriation of Monuments and Space in Relation to The Black Lives Matter Movement

2020

Avery Lafortune - Clothed in History: Costume and Medievalism in Fantasy Film and Television
Adriana Berardini - The Aesthetics of Intimacy: Viewing Nan Goldin and Zoe Leonard through Affect and Activism
Katarzyna Czarniecka - Materiality of Photography from the Perspective of Landscape Representations
Kimberlyn Hawkins - THEMUSEUM: A Case Study in the Role of Social Media on Museum Practices and Curation 
Harper Wellman - Caught in Between: The Memorials of Diana, Princess of Wales

2019

Nakasuk Alariaq - Sanaugavut: Art from Kinngait
Claire Bartleman
- Affective and Sensuous Critique in the Undergraduate Art Classroom
Brianna Lagacé
- Animated Art History: A Look into Disney’s Representation of Artwork in Film
Leah Abaza - Aura in the Digital
Iraboty Kazi - Renaissance Portraits of Dante & Florentine Civic Identity Ira Kazi
Meghan O'Neill - A Staircase of Citizen Participation: Preservation of The Old Towns in Tbilisi, Tallinn and Edinburgh

2018

Regan Benner - The 24-hour Death and Disaster Cycle
Shayla MacDonald - Copycat Commercialism: A Marxist Critique of Louis Vuitton’s Masters collection
Michelle Rosenblat - Helen Levitt: American Woman, Jewish Sensibility
Jessica Sealey - Looters or Liberators? The Subjugation of the Egyptian Body Through Western Intervention, Looting, and Collecting
Bruno Sinder - “Performing Citizenship, Picturing Identity: Family Photography and Post-War Portuguese Immigration”
Madelaine Tripp - The Art of Nothing

2017

Kelsey Perreault’s - Remembrance as Presence: Promoting Learning from Difficult Knowledge at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Beatriz Asfora - Memory, Trauma, and the Act of Collecting
Christie Dreise - Infrastructure Canada – A Tour of ‘Everyday’ Canadian Spaces
Kylie Kelly - Exposing the Secret Museum: Perceptions of Sexuality, Pornography, and Morality in Ancient Pompeii
Shelley Kopp - The Vision for Pluralism at The Aga Khan Museum: A potent tool or a paltry gesture?
Caroline Rabideau - The History of Art History at Western University
Mackenzie Sinclair - Kara Walker’s The Marvelous Sugar Baby and the Activation of American History

2016

Claude Bock - The Effects of Truth and Reconciliation on Contemporary Indigenous Art within Canada
Taylor Davidson - “Life Beyond Itself”. Religion and Aesthetics in William Morris’ Printed Textiles, 1881-1888
Genevieve Flavelle - The night before utopia: queer feminist art praxis at the Feminist Art Gallery
Keely McCavitt - 3D Technologies and the Future of Repatriation in Canada
Kelly McKenzie - Laughing in the Face of Apocalypse: Kelly Richardson has a Sense of Humour
Katie Oates - “A Fleeting Moment in a Floating World”: The Women of the Beat Generation Through Allen Ginsberg’s Eyes
Carling Spinney - No Vacancy: Alternative Spaces for Exhibition

2015

Matthew Purvis -  Abstraction and Libidinal Nationalism in the Works of John Boyle and Diana Thorneycroft
Ruth Skinner - In Time but not of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Sherreff's Counterpoints of View
Kimberly Barton - Luanne Martineau: Aesthetic Ontologies in Fiber and Flesh
Grace Bedwell - Sitting in the Museum of Modern Art: Collecting Alvin Lucier’s Seminal Work, I Am Sitting in a Room
Emily Jackson - Taking the Landscape Out of the Frame: Embodied Writing, “Writing In”, and Decolonizing Landscape Art in Canada
Lisa Lawlis - The Word War I Destruction Of Notre Dame De Reims And Medievalism In America
Kelly McKenzie - Laughing in the Face of Apocalypse: Kelly Richardson has a Sense of Humour
Brad Morosan - The Best Defense is a Good Offense: A Brief Look at Defensive Architecture
Nicole Rutberg - Emma Sulkowicz and FORCE: Restoration and Restitution in Contemporary Anti-Rape Activist Art
Quintin Teszeri

2014

2013

Samantha Angove - We Come in Piece: Art Exhibitions, Science Fiction & Postcoloniality
Cierra Webster - Theorizing Queer: Homonationalisms and the Art Institution
Stephanie Wittich - Reminiscences: The Medievalisms of Wassily Kandinsky

2012

Stephanie Anderson - Use it or Lose it: Inuit Art and the ‘Soft Power’ of Canadian Cultural Diplomacy 
Jordana Franklin - The Personal is Presentable: Transgressing the Public-Private Divide Through the Art of Sophie Calle and Tracey Emin 
Stefani Klaric - Narrative Brought to Life: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 
Sophia Quick - Putting in Time: Long-Durational Performance Art Spectatorship 
Laura Ritchie - Material Labour: Artistic Work and the Creative Industries 
Melissa Ruhloff - Re-Inventing the Group of Seven: Appropriation and Criticality in Contemporary Canadian Art

2011

Emma Arenson - Fragmentation and Representations of Disability in Monuments
Simon Bentley - Jack Chambers and the New Spanish Realists
Carrie Kitzul - en/Gendered Hierarchies: Representations of Nation, Gender, and Class in the Work of Miwa Yanagi and Yoshiko Shimada
Geddesa Mahabir - The Construction of the Late-Renaissance Individual
Ahlia Moussa - Point of Origin
Hillary Walker-Gugan - Domestic Pleasures: The Aesthetic Experience of Eldon House

2010

Julia Cyr - Visions of Power: The Art Patronage of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici in Sixteenth-Century Florence 
Claire Feagan
- Surrealist Castle Culture: Gothic Traces in Surrealist Aesthetics
Rosanna Mortillaro - Built Form and Meaning in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Pope Sixtus V and the Lateran Palace
Jennifer Orpana - The Visual Griots of Mali: Nation Building and Cultural Negotiation with Youth Outreach Photography
Diana Poulsen - But Today We Collect Videogames: Citation, Appropriation, The Open Work and the Neo-Baroque in Videogames
Stephanie Radu
- Sarah Lucas's Food for Thought
Erin Rothstein
- Pablo Picasso and Primitivism: An Exploration of "Non-Western" and Medieval Influences in Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907)
Jon Sarma - Art and Artificiality: The Re/De(con)struction of "Natural" Gender in 1990s Visual Culture

2009

Danielle Manning - Naturalism Re-visioned           
Sonja Peters - Coney Island in Early Twentieth Century Photography and Film
Kylie Serebrin - Navigating Surrealist Cinemaphilia
Andrea Skelly - Containers of Electronic Art 

2008

Krystle Copeland - The Annunciation: Visual, Spatial, and Textual Ideologies
Eunjoo Lee - Unpainted Sky: 17th and 18th Century Naturalism in Korea and Europe 
Melissa Smith - Sixteenth Century Developments in Emblematics 
Maria Szabo - Kaleidoscope Vision: Modern Perspectives in the Work of Pegi Nicol MacLeod
Rima Puteris - Performing Absense: Ana Mendieta and Janine Antoni 

2007

Leanne Carroll - The ‘Hoax’ of Minimalism: Robert Morris and the Octoberists.
Siân Evans - The Book of Kells’ Ornament and Audience.
Jennifer Kennedy - Paris vu Par:  New Wave, Modernism and the Cinematic City.
Andrés Villar - Espana típica: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s “Vision of Spain” at the Hispanic Society of America

2006

Adam Stead - Acting, Ausstattung and Audience in Medieval Germany.
Riva Symko - Vitalizing Sounds, Visionary Sights.
Iuliana Strambeanu - Cinematic Experiments in Multimedia Installations.
Bettina Urcuioli - Materiality and the Aura.

2005

Susan Edelstein - Eclipsed Environments: Redefining the Space of Home.
Marina Folescu - On Stillness and Movement in Videos by Bill Viola, Mark Lewis and Stacey Lancaster.
Amanda Morhart - Giorgio Vasari: Imitation and Invention in Painting and Lives.
Irina Radchenko - Rembrandt's 'seeing eye' and Protestant Aesthetics.
Carol-Ann Ryan - Guido Molinari, Claude Tousignant, and Geometric Abstraction in the 1960s: The Canadian Contribution. 
Michael Windover - Living Art Deco Style: An Investigation of Toronto's Hybrid Modernity.

2004

Jolaine Frizzell - Framing, Framer, Framed: A Dialogue of Psychoanalysis in the Work of Mary Scott
Mark Schilling
- Andy Warhol's Contaminated Modernism 
Beitske Sybrandy - The Evolution of the Skate and its Representation in Dutch Landscape Painting of the 17th Century.

2003

Mary Kavanagh - Collecting Dust: Sensual Acts and Recollection as Transformative Gesture.
Laura Petican - Arte Povera: The Persistence of the Baroque.

2002

Sarah Demelo - Self Portraits without Selves: Gender Performance and Photographic Self Portraiture.
Kristen Hutchinson - The Fragmented Figure in Contemporary Art: Works of Robert Gober and Louise Bourgeois.

Sarah Lippert - Gustave Moreau and the Paragone: An Investigation of the Ut Pictura Poesis Legacy in the Work of a Nineteenth-Century History Painter.
Tara Wittman - Paradox and Play in Marcel Duchamp’s Readymades.

2001

Craig Buckley - "Continuing Misfortune" Reconsidered: Automatism between Art and Science.
Jessica Marshall - Viollet-le-Duc’s Writing and Reconstruction: Gothic and Otherwise.

Carrie L. Vassallo - The Early Years of Art History in English-Speaking Canada: McMaster, Toronto, and Queen's Universities, CA. 1930-1945.
Ryan Whyte - Charm and Subjectivity in Walter Pater: A Comparative Study.

2000 & prior

Marco Ranjan Deyasi - Collecting & Colonialism at Eldon House: Theories of Collecting, Tourism, and the British Empire, as they relate to the Harris Collection at Eldon House, London, Ontario, Canada. (2000)
Joanna Eve Schreyer - Balance of Wealth: An Economic Interpretation of a Gdansk Triptych. (2000)
Dennis M. P. Zimmer - Painting as Property: An examination of the Various Influences that Transformed the collections of Édouard de Rothschild and Paul Rosenberg. (2000) 
Peter Johnathan Bates - The Canadian Corporate Art Collection: The Hidden Museum. (1999)
Jennifer A. Cottrill - Fortuitous Encounters. (1999)
Barbara Edwards - Toronto Art: A History of Connectedness, 1970-98. (1999) 
Melinda Ellison - Images of Venus in Epithalamic Art of the Italian Renaissance, 1460-1540. (1999)

C. Brent Epp - Architecture and Urban Culturation in Vienna. (1999)
Christine A. Sprengler - Imag(in)ing the Fifties. (1999)

Claire Sykes - August Sander and the Task of the Photographer. (1999) 
Catherine Ann Thomas - Trans: Intersections of Art, Life and the Art Gallery. (1999)
Kimberly Anne Wahl - The Machine in Early Twentieth-Century Art. (1999)
Marci Hatch - The Value of Forgeries: A Meaningful Tool of Art. (1998)

Jennifer Paparao - Installation Art: Towards a Questioning of Boundaries. (1998)
Joel Robinson - An Architecture of Soul-Modernity, Libeskind and the Spiritual. (1997)