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EDUCATION

2003

MA, Art History, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

1995

MFA, Art Studio, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

1992

BA Honours, Visual Art Studio, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018-present

Professor, Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

2021

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Arts and Humanities

2021-22

Chair, Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

2020-25

Board of Governors Research Chair, Tier I in Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

2018-present

Associate Member, Centre for Documentary Studies, School of Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University

2007

Visiting Professor, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan

2006-11

Chair, Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

2005-18   

Associate Professor, Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

2000-05

Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

1998-99

Instructor, Fine Arts Program, Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, AB

1995-98

Instructor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

RESEARCH + CREATIVE ACTIVITY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (*denotes exhibition catalogue)

2020

Trinity ³ | curator Crystal Mowry Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON *

2019-20

Daughters of Uranium | curator Lindsey Sharman Founders’ Gallery, The Military Museums, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB *

2019

Daughters of Uranium | curator Christina Cuthbertson Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB *

2012

Atomic Suite | curator Anne Ewan Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2006

Seeking Georgia | curator Joan Stebbins Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB *

2005

ReCollect | curator Corinna Ghaznavi A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004

ReCollect | curator Corinna Ghaznavi Galerie La Centrale Powerhouse, Montreal, QC

2003

polish | curator Joanne Marion Medicine Hat Art Gallery and Museum, Medicine Hat, AB *

2003

polish | curator Heather Smith Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK

2002

Coming to Writing (Silver Drawings) Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB

2002

polish ACE Art, Winnipeg MB

1999

Prelude: Distillation, Separation, Balance SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON

1998

Prelude: Distillation, Separation, Balance | curator Dan Ring The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK *

1998

en transi Forest City Gallery, London, ON 

1997

Sanctified Flesh Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB

1997

Material Continuity (version ii) Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

1997

Material Continuity (version ii) Artspace, Peterborough, ON

1996

Material Continuity (version ii) Neutral Ground, Regina, SK

1996

Sanctified Flesh Regis College, Toronto, ON

1995

Material Continuity Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

1995

Autoinformed (version ii) The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*denotes exhibition catalogue)

2022-23

Unsettling Sites of War | curator Atif Khan [under direction of Barbara Fischer] 

Jackman Humanities Institute, Daniels School of Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2022

From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, and Speculative Futures * | 

curators Kirsty Robertson and Sarah Smith | Museum London, London, ON 

2021

a wave in other words: works from the permanent collection | curator Crystal Mowry

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2020

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb | curator Joseph Traugott

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2019

Nuclear Visions | curator elen o'Hara slavick 

John and June Alcott Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

2019

Grow Op * | curator LeuWebb Projects

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON 

2017-18

Voices: artists on art | 2017-1967: Contemporary Art 50 Years After Sculpture '67 * |

curators Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich 

Harbourfront Centre Gallery, Toronto, ON 

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB 

Al Fanoun Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi; Library Tower Space, Dubai

2018

Legacies: Canadian Forces Artists Program | curator Joanne Stober

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON      

2017

After Hiroshima | curator IoDeposito

B#S Gallery, Treviso and Punto Croce, Venice, Italy

2017

Past Forward: 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition

ArtLab, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

2016

Resident Artists, Terra Vivante Art Studio | Fate Festival  

San Potito Community Space, Province of Caserta, Campagnia, Italy

2015-16

Group 6: Canadian Forces Artists Program, 2012-13 * | curator Laura Brandon

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum, Carp, ON

2016

The Legacy of the Nuclear Age

The Nuclear Forum, The World Social Forum

2015

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art * | curator Kristy Trinier 

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 

2015

Atomic Photographers Guild

Bank of Japan, A-bombed Building, Hiroshima, Japan

2015

Nuclear Photographs: Atomic Photographers Guild

International Uranium Film Festival, Quebec City, QC

2014-15

senselikeblueplace

Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2013

Ecotone | curators Ryan Doherty and Christine Sowiak

Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2013

Ecotone | curator Ryan Doherty

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2011

Mapping a Prairie City: Lethbridge and Its Suburbs | curators Don Gill and Ryan Doherty

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2008

The Talking Project (with Linda Duvall) 

Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007-08

Living Utopia and Disaster: 2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art * | curators Catherine Crowston and Sylvie Gilbert

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB 

Walter Phillips Art Gallery, Banff, AB 

2007

Art in Transit; Public Art Artist Residency Project

Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2006-08

The Forest for the Trees | curator Anne O’Callaghan

Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

La Spezia, Galleria Circolo Culturale, Arte Contemporanea, Italy

Art Gallery, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS

2006

Current | curator Allan Mackay

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2001

Pause (storefront window project) | curator Michael Campbell

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2000

Memoirs: transcribing loss * | curator Lisa Baldissera

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC

1997

Extreme Close-Up: The Body in Context | curator Tim Nowlin

The Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

1997

The Heart of the City

The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

1995

The Works Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Art Gallery | City of Edmonton, AB

1995

The Garden in the Machine

The New Gallery, Calgary, AB

FACULTY + STAFF EXHIBITIONS, DEPARTMENT OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE 

2020

There Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here: Faculty Art Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2019

After Hours: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2018

Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2017

Fifty: 50th Anniversary Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2015

X20: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2014

Cost Recovery: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2013

Streamlining: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2012

WHMS: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Penny Gallery

2010

Miniature: Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Niche Gallery

2007

Copy-Cat, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2006

Potluck, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB 

2005

Alter Ego, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2004

Matchmaking, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB 

2003

The Found Object Explored, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2002

Something Old Something New, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2001

Closet Practices, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

2023

Artist Residency, Bundanon, North Nowra, NSW Australia (forthcoming)

2016

Artist Residency, Terra Vivente, Guardia Sanframondi, Province of Campania, Italy

2015

Research Residency, National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque, NM

2014

Research Residency, National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2012-13

Artist Residency, Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP), Department of Defence, Ottawa, ON

2012-13

Artist-Rancher Residency, Ecotone | Field Notes Collective | Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2010-11

Artist Residency, Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Wendover Complex, Wendover, UT

2008

Research Residency, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2005-06

Artist Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2005

Research Residency, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, Santa Fe, NM

SELECTED PUBLIC GRANTS + AWARDS

2022

Explore and Create | Research and Creation, Canada Council for the Arts

2021

Project Grant, Visual Arts and New Media, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2017-21

Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2017

Project Grant, Visual Arts and New Media, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2016

International Residencies Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2015

Project Grant, Visual Arts and New Media, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2014

Project Grant, Visual Arts and New Media, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2013

Project Grant, Assistance to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts

2012

Project Grant, Visual Arts and New Media, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2011

Project Grant, Assistance to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts                 

2009

Project Grant, Alberta Creative Development Initiative (ACDI)

Canada Council for the Arts | Alberta Foundation for the Arts 

2008-09

Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB | Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2008

Project Grant, Multidisciplinary Grant Program, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2006

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Santa Fe Art Institute

2004

Project Grant, Visual Arts Program, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2002

Project Grant, Visual Arts Program, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

1998

Creation/Production C Grant, Canada Council

1998

Creative B Individual Assistance Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1997

Creative B Individual Assistance Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1995

Professional Development Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

SELECTED GRANTS + AWARDS, UNIVERSITY OF LETHRIDGE

2020-25

Board of Governors Research Chair, Tier I

2001-19

Travel Award, Office of Research Services (granted annually)

2017

VPR Strategic Opportunities Award

2016

Internal SSHRC Grant

2014, 2012, 2010

Academic Research Enhancement Award, Faculty of Fine Arts

2013

Community of Research Excellence Development Opportunities (CREDO)

2013

University of Lethbridge Research Fund Award (ULRF)

2012

VP Internal Artistic/Creation Grant

2006

Academic Research Enhancement Award, Faculty of Fine Arts

2001

University of Lethbridge Research Fund Award (ULRF)

SELECTED LECTURES + TALKS + PRESENTATIONS

2022

“Climate and Community,” Together Again: A Celebration of the Arts | RSC Celebration of Excellence

and Engagement #COEE2022, presented by the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2022

Invited Workshop Participant, Mapping the Cold War: The Spatialization of Preparedness

PI Sara Matthews, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Carp, ON

2022

Trinity ³ | Screening and Discussion with Mary Kavanagh and Sara Matthews

Museum London, London, ON

2021

“before the before the after,” Invited Speaker, Board of Governors, University of Lethbridge

2021

“before the before the after,” Bombhead Lecture Series, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2020

"Trinity ³," Women of Influence for Women’s Art Lecture Series

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2019

"Daughters of Uranium," Nickle at Noon Lecture Series, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB                  

2019

"Daughters of Uranium," Articulations Lecture Series, [with co-curators Christina Cuthbertson 

and Lindsay Sharman] Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2019

“Equivalents,” Grow Op [panel: Maria Thereza Alves, Mary Kavanagh; moderator: Katie Lawson] 

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

2018

"Atomic Tourist: Trinity," MFA, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2017

"Nuclear Anxiety and Activism," Non-fiction Art, Instrumentalism and Social Practice, [panel: Mary 

Kavanagh, Jackson 2bears, David Miller; moderator: Don Gill] Visible Evidence XXIV, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

2017

"Atomic Tourist: Trinity," Nuclear Families: From Trinity to Nagasaki, [panel: Mary Kavanagh, Mark Klett, 

Katy McCormick; moderator: Claude Baillargeon] 2017 SPE National Conference, Orlando, FL

2016

"Georgia's Bed,” Art NOW Speaker Series, University of Lethbridge

2016

"Georgia's Bed," Art, Archive, and the Documentary Impulse, [Panel: Mary Kavanagh, Jackson 2bears; 

moderator: Don Gill] Visible Evidence XXIII, Bozeman, MT

2016

"Atomic Tourist: Trinity," Nuclear Light: Revelation and Apocalypse, [Panel: Robert Del Tredici, Mary 

Kavanagh, Katy McCormick; moderator: Blake Fitzpatrick] The Inventions of Light: Invention de la Lumiere 

Symposium, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2015

"Group 6: Canadian Forces Artists Program," Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum, Carp, ON 

[Panel: Leslie Reid, Thomas Kneubuhler, Rhonda Weppler, Leslie Hossack, Mary Kavanagh]

2014

"Sensing Rain and Ruin, Speaking Up, Falling Out," Articulations Lecture Series

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2014

"Georgia O'Keeffe, New Mexico and The Bomb," Women's Scholars Speakers Series, University of Lethbridge

2013

“Spatial Memory: A Theory of the Present,” Department of Creative Studies, 

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

2012

"Artist Lecture | Atomic Suite," The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2011

Participant, Alberta Oil Sands U.S. Media Symposium, Fort McMurray, AB 

2011

Participant, Ecotone: Art-Science Symposium on the Meeting of Communities 

Southern Alberta Art Gallery | University of Lethbridge, Stavely; Lethbridge, AB

2008

"Artist Lecture," Nickle at Noon, Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2008

"Artist Lecture," Art for Lunch Lecture Series, University of Regina, Regina, SK

2008

"Artist Lecture," Artist Speakers Program, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB 

2006

"Artist Lecture," Artist Speaker Series, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2006

"Artist Lecture," Art NOW Speaker Series, University of Lethbridge

2004

"Defining a Practice," Women’s Scholars Speakers Series, University of Lethbridge

2003

"Artist Lecture," Medicine Hat Art Gallery and Museum, Medicine Hat, AB

2000

"Artist Lecture," Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

1999

"Artist Lecture," Fine Arts Department, University of Regina, Regina, SK

1998

"Artist Lecture," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

1998

"Artist Lecture," Latitude 53 Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1997

"Artist Lecture," Fine Arts Department, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

1996

"Artist Lecture," Women’s Studies Department, Trent University, Peterborough, ON

1996

"Artist Lecture," Artspace, Peterborough, ON

SELECTED WRITING +  ARTIST'S PROJECTS BY MARY KAVANAGH

2022-23

“TBD,” (artist project) Energy Futures Alberta, Eveline Kolijn, Project Coordinator, Calgary, AB.

2020

McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020.

2016

"Annotations," (essay) Glass: Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Santa Fe, NM: Radius Books, 2016.

2015

"Atomic Suite," (artist project) Prefix Photo, Issue 32: Occupying Forces, Fall 2015.

2013

"Atomic Tourist: Trinity Site, New Mexico," (article) On Site Review, Issue 29: geology, Fall 2013.

2011

"Field Notes Collective | Mapping a Prairie City: Lethbridge and Its Suburbs," (essay)

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB.

CURRICULUM VITAE

MARY KAVANAGH   © 2023 Mary Kavanagh