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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Judith Schwarz

Technology in Practice

University   York University
E-Mail Address   vischair@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416) 736-5187
Office Location   CFA 268
Office Hours   TBA

Education

B.A. (University of British Columbia); M.F.A. (York University)

Biography

Professor Schwarz, Professor of Contemporary Theory in Visual Arts, Sculpture and Drawing, teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Visual Arts Department at York. A nationally recognized artist whose work is found in public and private collections across Canada, Professor Schwarz has successfully completed large-scale public commissions which integrate artwork with the environment. Recent projects include solo exhibitions in Toronto and Japan and outdoor public sculpture in Vancouver.

Research Interests

Sculpture, Public Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Geometry, Patterning.

Projects

Selected artworks can be viewed on the Birch Libralato Gallery web-site www.birchlibralato.com

Wall Sculpture 2004: www.artnet.com/sable-castelli.html

[1996] You/Here, artist's website for "The Body Missing" by Vera Frenkel.

[1990] Catalogue Essay, Remove, M.F.A. Exhibition, York University Graduates, Morrow Gallery, Toronto.

A Dialogue With Vision: The Art of Spring Hurlbut and Judith Schwarz: 16 mm. documentary film, b/w & colour, by Annette Mangaard 1990.

[1986] I am an artist. My name is..., 220 min. video tape, initiated and directed in collaboration with Elizabeth Mackenzie, Knossos, Artist Project, "Impulse" magazine.

Artist Project (photographic artwork), "Impressions" magazine.

Nautilus Gateway, stainless steel and bronze sculpture, Waterpark Place, Bay Street and Queen's Quay, Toronto, Ontario.

Spiral Fountain, bronze fountain for Hotel Deck, Skydome, Toronto, Ontario.

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan