Thesis Title Craftivism in Canada: Exploring Identity Through Politically Charged Textiles
Program MA - Art History
Supervisor Dr. Elaine C. Paterson Research Interests
Arts and Crafts in Canada
Biography Christine is a first year graduate student with an honours BA in Art History and Museum Studies from Arizona State University where, as an undergraduate, she focused on issues surrounding contemporary art and feminist theory. For several years Christine has been working as a gallery attendant for local art institutions in Phoenix, Arizona, in addition to her roles as a youth education intern at the Rosson House Museum and as a student representative at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Christine also worked as a curatorial intern at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was able to participate in the development of the highly anticipated Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of a Man exhibition in Spring 2010 . Her research interests include feminist and contemporary art, with a special focus on the historical development of traditional arts and crafts in Canada. As the 2006 recipient of the National Discovery Award Scholarship for writing, Christine hopes to continue writing for and participating in local arts organizations across the city, while pursuing her graduate studies at Concordia.