Monday, March 19, 2012 - 12:00am - 12:50pm
Chris Millar: The transmogrification of the Problem
Nancy Tousley is Critic in Residence at the Alberta College of Art & Design and an award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator. She was art critic of the Calgary Herald for 30 years and has been a contributing editor to Canadian Art magazine since 1986. Her reviews, interviews and feature articles have appeared in magazines such as Artscanada, Vanguard, Parachute, Border Crossings and Canadian Art since the early 1970s. Her essays on artists have appeared in more than 30 public art gallery and museum catalogues.
Her work has been recognized by the Board of Governors of the Alberta College of Art and Design with its Award of Excellence (1997), the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, which twice presented her with awards (1999 and 2001), for best curatorial writing on contemporary art, and the Canadian Museums Association’s award for outstanding achievement in arts journalism (2002). She was awarded the medal of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in June, 2009. Tousley is the 2011 Governor General's Award in Media and the Visual Arts laureate.