Al Miner is the Founding Director/Chief Curator of the Georgetown University Art Galleries where he is also Associate Professor of the Practice in Museum Studies). Miner oversaw the final construction of the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, establishing the vision, policies, and program for the University’s flagship exhibition space that opened in […]
Alison Cooley is a writer, curator, volunteer, and teacher in Toronto. She was co-winner of the 2014 Middlebrook Prize.
Andrew Hunter is Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Guelph.
Crystal Mowry is an artist and a curator at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
David Balzer is critic, editor and teacher in Toronto. He is a two-time National Magazine Award–winner and a co-founder of the Toronto Alliance of Art Critics. He has written a collection of short stories Contrivances (Joyland/ECW Press) and a non-fiction study Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else (Coach House Press/Pluto Press).
Dawn Owen is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG). She oversees the AGG’s in-house and touring exhibition and publishing programs, authors scholarly essays and delivers public lectures, writes operating, capital, and special project grants, and manages and develops the permanent collections, including art acquisitions (purchases and donations). Recently, she oversaw […]
Denise Ryner is the Director/Curator at Or Gallery, Vancouver (2017-present), as well as associate curator in collaboration with Anselm Franke at the Visual Arts and Film Department of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Her curatorial, research and writing interests include place-as-agent in exhibition-making and the cultural production of transnational counterflows of the 19th and […]
Erin Rutherford has worked in both collections management and curatorial roles at institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The National Gallery of Canada, Vtape, The Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. She works as a Fine Art Administrator for Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraiser. [Photo credit: Joseph Fuda]
Ivan Jurakic is a visual artist and the Director/Curator of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery. He has exhibited his work in Canada and the United States at Art Spin, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gallery 44, Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Big Orbit Gallery, Artcite, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art […]
Jennifer Rudder is an independent curator and associate professor at OCAD University.
Jo-Anne Harder lives on a farm in central Ontario. For the past twenty years, she has worked exclusively in metal and continues to be drawn to the inherent unique qualities of steel and copper. Her work can be seen in public and corporate settings, private homes and gardens in Canada and the United States.
John Kissick is a painter and writer who has held numerous academic posts; most recently, director of the School of Fine Art and Music at University of Guelph. He is co-founder of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators.
Julie Crooks is Associate Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). She received a PhD in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK, based on her dissertation Alphonso Lisk-Carew and Early Photography in Sierra Leone. Julie’s research focuses on […]
Katherine Dennis is an independent curator, writer and researcher dedicated to contemporary Canadian art. She won the inaugural Middlebrook Prize in 2013.
Lisa Steele is the Artistic Director of VTape and professor at University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.