History and Theory of Art and Part-time professor, Department of Visual Arts

2015 : Ph.D., Humanities (Fine Arts), Concordia University
2008 : Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
2004 : Master of Arts, Canadian Art History, Carleton University
2001 : Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Ottawa

Room: 100 Laurier Ave. E. room 106
Office: 613-562-5868
Work E-mail: mjaclyn@uottawa.ca


Jaclyn Meloche is an Ottawa-based artist working in the fields of drawing and the performative. Her current research asks: how do the materials of a studio practice do? She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts in Canadian Art History from Carleton University, a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and is pursuing a research-creation-led Ph.D. in Humanities (Fine Arts) at Concordia University.  She is a Part-time Professor in the department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. 

Selected Publications

Meloche, J. “Facing a Canadian Cultural Heritage: The Politics of Portraiture.” Alma. (Co-authored publication with Catherine Sinclair, Rosemarie Tovell, and Tom McSorley). Ottawa: Ottawa Art Gallery, October 2014.

Meloche, J. “Sharon Hayes: Loudspeakers and Other Forms of Listening,” C Magazine, Issue 122, Summer 2014: 55-56.


Selected Bibliography

Rynor, Becky, National Gallery Magazine, October 2, 2014.

Reid, Evelyn, “Nuit Blanche 2014 Lineup is Out: 200+ Activities Planned in Montreal,” artist review, About Montreal, February 10, 2014.

Bursey, Tara, “Telling: An Audio Survey of Parkdale,” catalogue essay, November 2013.

CBC Radio, Toronto, Here and Now, November 7, 2013.

Hatfield, Erin, “Exhibition invites people to take an audio tour of Parkdale,” InsideToronto.com, November 3, 2013: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4188034-audio-tour-parkdale/

Reid, Evelyn,“Nuit Blanche 2013: Art Souterrain, POP Montreal, Chocolate Body Paint,” About Montreal.

Forget, Bettina, “Friday’s Favourite Four,” The Belgo Report, March 1, 2013: http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/03/fridays-favourite-four-92/

CBC Radio One, Ottawa, All in a Day with Alan Neal, September 21, 2012.

Porter, Kate, “Sights and Sounds of Nuit Blanche Ottawa,” CBC News, September 21, 2012.

Wentworth, Daniel,“The Fine Art Adoption Network,” NYFA Current: Artists on Art, December 2010 issue: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_current.asp?id=17&fid=1

Goddard, Peter, “Parkdale’s Artists Hold Up a Mirror,” The Toronto Star, January 7, 2010.

Anderson, Phil, “Architecture of Community,” catalogue essay, January 2010.

“O Canada” The New Yorker, exhibition review, October 13, 2008.

Mattern, Shannon, “Silent, Invisible City: Mediating Urban Experience for the Other Senses," in Frank Eckardt et al., Eds., Mediacity: Situations, Practices, and Encounters, Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2008.

Schwendener, Martha, “In Brooklyn, a Confluxion Junction,” The New York Times, September 18, 2007.

Franzese, Kathleen, “Reality Check,”The Boston Globe, September 16, 2004.

“Art on the Fringe” Mirror Magazine, Ottawa, June 2003.

Shinhat, Molly Amoli K., “Furrows and Currents: Cool Art for a Hot Season,” Ottawa Express, August 2001.

Awards and Achievement

  • Visual Artists: Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 2014
  • Concordia Accelerator Award, Concordia University, 2013
  • Campaign for a New Millennium Graduate Fellowship, Concordia University, 2013
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant (Art Gallery of Northumberland) Ontario Arts Council, 2013
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant (SAW Gallery) Ontario Arts Council, 2012
  • Miriam J. Roland Fellowship, Concordia University, 2010
  • Exhibition Assistance Grant (Women’s Art Resource Center), Ontario Arts Council, 2009
  • Academic Scholarship, Carleton University, 2001

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