Penny COUSINEAU-LEVINE

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Penny COUSINEAU-LEVINE
Gradute Program Director, Professor of History and Theory of Art and Full Professor, Department of Viusal Arts

1974: MFA (Photography) Visual Studies Workshop Rochester, New York (Affiliate of State University of New York, Buffalo)
1970: Post-BA Certificate (Communications) Loyola of Montreal
1969: BA (English Literature) University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Manitoba

100 Laurier Ave. E., Room 211

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8745

Work E-mail: arvdirg@uOttawa.ca

Biography

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

Un portrait de la photographie canadienne

Grand succès New Yorkais pour une professeure d'art de l'Université d'Ottawa

À l'aube d'une renaissance en arts visuels

Faking Death:
Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination
Penny Cousineau-Levine

Montréal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. xi + 324 pp.

Fields of Interest

  • History and Theory of Photography
  • Canadian art and identity
  • Masquerade in photography and performance art
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