Gradute Program Director, Professor of History and Theory of Art and Full Professor, Department of Viusal Arts
100 Laurier Ave. E., Room 211
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8745
Work E-mail: arvdirg@uOttawa.ca
Penny Cousineau-Levine is an art writer and theoretician with a particular interest in photography and performance art. Her book Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination was the first in-depth examination of Canadian photography and identity. Her writing has also appeared in Afterimage, Canadian Art, Parachute and other art journals, and in numerous exhibition catalogues. She is currently working on her second book on the strategy of masquerade in contemporary art.
Penny Cousineau-Levine has taught at the University of Moncton, Concordia University and University of Ottawa. At Concordia, she has taught several studio & seminar courses in the M.F.A. in Photography Program, supervised numerous M.F.A. thesis projects and participated in end of semester M.F.A. critiques.
Recent publications (selected)
Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, 2003.
Alone , Gallery TPW in collaboration with Gallery 44, Toronto, 2006
Recent exhibitions curated (selected)
Alone : Gallery TPW in collaboration with Gallery 44, Toronto. Sept./Oct. 2006
Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination
Jack Shainman Gallery , New York , January/February 2006
Six : Galerie Observatoire 4, Montreal, Sept./Oct. 2003
Other articles and news releases
Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination
Montréal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. xi + 324 pp.