My background is in museum education and curation. Because of my object-based experience, I have a strong interest in dress as material culture and as design.
PhD Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York
MA Design History, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution and Parsons The New School for Design
BFA Painting and Printmaking, Calvin College
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Currently, I am working on "ugly" architecture; specifically why a certain type of unprepossessing house was built throughout downtown Toronto. This research is not about fashion, but I will be looking at the relationship between architectural aesthetics and other economic, social and cultural factors, which could certainly include dress.
Curator, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Sharp Centre for Design, OCAD University, November 2014-April 2015.
“American Apparel, Habitat 67, and an Industry Revolution.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association annual conference, November 2012.
“‘Between Two Worlds:’ Robert Smithson and Aerial Art,” Public Art Dialogue, vol. 1, no. 1, March 2011, 87-111.
“Decade of Dissent: Sixties Art,” lecture series, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Fall 2010.
"The Status of Fashion: Towards an Autonomous Existence" by Camille Bélanger. 2013.