Regan Shrumm

M.A. (UVic)

Areas of research:

  • Contemporary Indigenous Art
  • Olympics and World's Fair Histories
  • Material Culture

 

How have your History in Art studies helped you since you graduated?
Since graduating from the Art History and Visual Studies, I have been hired to curator Open Space Art Society's retrospective, Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana. My experience with co-curating Windows into Heaven: Religious Icons from the Permanent Collection with Dr. Eva Baboula has immensely helped with my programming, writing, and designing of this larger exhibition at Open Space. In October, I will be moving to Washington D.C. to work with Dr. John Edward Hasse in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Brief Biography
A graduate of Art History at the University of Victoria (BA Honours '13, MA '15), Regan has been employed for the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum (La Conner, WA), Legacy Art Gallery (Victoria), and Open Space Arts Society (Victoria). She has received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Bombardier Fellowship in April 2014 for her Master's paper, "Knitting For Our Lives: The Appropriation of Cowichan Sweaters by the Hudson's Bay Company during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. " Her research papers and exhibitions reviews have been published in The Arbutus Review, Martlet, Essence, as well as the forthcoming catalog, Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana.



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