Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Jessica Marion BarrJessica Marion Barr

PhD in Cultural Studies

jessica.m.barr@queensu.ca

Jessica Marion Barr is an artist and educator who received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Queen's in fall 2015. Her interdisciplinary practice incorporates artmaking, research, and pedagogy, focusing on ecological elegies. Jessica teaches courses, gives talks, and leads workshops on ecologically-engaged art. Images of her artwork and accompanying texts have been published in The Brock Review and The Goose. She has recently exhibited work at the Gladstone Hotel (Toronto); World of Threads Festival (Oakville); Wall Space Gallery (Ottawa); FINA Gallery, University of British Columbia (Kelowna, BC); Hart House (University of Toronto); and Union Gallery, The Artel, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and the Ban Righ Centre (Kingston, ON).

Jessica's 2013 Nuit Blanche (Toronto) project Indicator was included in NOW Magazine's Critics' Picks as well as The Grid's "Nuit Blanche Animated." Vernal Pool: A Participatory Project about Place + Precipitation, a collaboration with artist Karen Abel, was the recipient of the 2014 Jury’s Choice Award and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects/GROUND Award at Grow Op: Exploring Landscape and Place at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto (more on this project at http://vernal-pool.tumblr.com + listen to Jessica's sound installation Vernal Chorus at https://soundcloud.com/jessica-marion-barr/vernal-chorus).

Jessica is a member-at-large on the executive of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC).