Gerard Curtis, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professor Visual Arts St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador gcurtis@grenfell.mun.ca Office: (637) 620-0635 ext. 9

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Dr. Gerard Curtis is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Visual Arts at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is cross-appointed to the Division of Arts (Historical Studies). After initially training as a studio artist he completed his doctorate in Art Hist...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Gerard Curtis is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Visual Arts at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is cross-appointed to the Division of Arts (Historical Studies). After initially training as a studio artist he completed his doctorate in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex (England) in 1995. He has published a number of articles and book reviews on 19th and 20th century art, literary culture and maritime art. His current academic interests include: the cult of the author in the 19th- and 20th- centuries; maritime art; drawing history; art and the post-modern sublime; First Nations art; issues of style in art, archaeology, and art history; curricula and teaching methodologies at the university level; creative arts projects which conflate art history and visual arts practice; and the impact of censorship on art and pornography. His first book Visual Words: Art and the Material Book in Victorian England was published in April of 2002. His studio art interests are in traditional and inter-media/time-based work, including video, duratrans images, performance art and a long-term project called the Fragmentary Museum. His teaching interests are in transformational, cooperative, and alternative teaching/mentoring approaches (on which he has presented papers at a number of international conferences). He has also developed a highly successful nine-week overseas immersion study program in England and France, offered every second year at Grenfell for Visual Arts students, using a hybrid of art history, visual and material culture, and studio components.

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