OCAD University
Michelle Gewurtz
Faculty of Art

Area(s) of Expertise

Modern & Contemporary Art, Gender Studies, Curatorial Practice


I have recently completed a PhD at the University of Leeds (UK).  My thesis was entitled Three Women/Three Margins: Political Engagement and the Art of Claude Cahun, Jeanne Mammen and Paraskeva Clark


PhD. History of Art, University of Leeds (2010)

M.A. Art History, York University (2004)

Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture, York University (2004)

B.A. (Hons.) Philosophy, Art History (2001)

Professional Experience

Curator,  Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond B.C.  (2004-2005)

Curatorial Assistant, A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON (2002- 2004)

Programs & Interpretations Research Assistant, McMichael Canadian Art Collection (2001)

Selected Publications

"Stay True to Your Colour" Review article of Jane Lind's Perfect Red: The Life of Paraskeva Clark in The Globe and Mail February 22, 2010.

"Avowal of Artifice" parallax 15:4, November, 2009 pp. 120-127

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Advisory Board for forthcoming Routledge publication, Companion to Feminism and the Visual Arts