Faculty of Arts & Science

Visual and Critical Studies

Students sudy art history in the place art and design is made at Canada’s biggest art and design university. The Visual and Critical Studies program is unique as students also get to take studio courses and make art and design themselves. The program emphasizes the expanded field of modern and contemporary art history, which includes design, photography, architecture, performance and new media, as well as painting and sculpture.
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Kyla Friel
Kyla Friel

Visual and Critical Studies

Kyla Friel

“Kyla is an emerging writer and researcher based in Toronto. ”

Kathy Wang
Kathy Wang

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Visual and Critical Studies

Kathy Wang

“Kathy is an emerging writer and researcher based in Vancouver (Tsleil-Waututh). Interested in Asian-Canadian feminist studies and queer theory, Kathy works on critical essays and projects that foster the idea of the C.B.C (Canadian-Born Chinese) in... More

Aggie Frasunkiewicz
Aggie Frasunkiewicz

Visual and Critical Studies

Aggie Frasunkiewicz

“Aggie is a writer and researcher based in Mississauga. ”

Hannah Warry-Smith
Hannah Warry-Smith

Visual and Critical Studies

Hannah Warry-Smith

“Hannah is a writer and artist currently based in Toronto/Tkaranto. She focuses on storytelling in her art, and has a passion for research and writing. Her thesis explores Jewish Diasporic Identity in the work of Amedeo Modigliani. ”

Avneet Dhaliwal
Avneet Dhaliwal

Visual and Critical Studies

Avneet Dhaliwal

“Avneet Dhaliwal is a writer and researcher with a focus on contemporary art, autotheory, and the intersections of art, language and community. ”