Institutional Partners


Kate Addleman-Frankel

Glossary Writer

Kate Addleman-Frankel holds an MA in photographic studies from Ryerson University and is currently pursuing her PhD in the University of Toronto’s Department of Art. She has assisted with several major exhibitions, including Félix Thiollier: Photographies (Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 2012) and Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2013). She won a Western Magazine Award (Gold Award) in 2013 for her writing on the visual arts, which appears regularly in Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and ELLE Canada.

Shannon Anderson

Online Art Book Editor

Shannon Anderson received her MA in Art History from Concordia University and worked in galleries and for magazines dedicated to contemporary art and design for more than ten years before becoming an independent art curator, writer, and editor. Her curated exhibitions have been shown at galleries across Canada, including Oakville Galleries, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, and Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, and she writes for a wide range of art publications, such as Azure, Canadian Art, and Carousel. Her recent editorial clients include the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Ryerson Image Centre, and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Sara Angel

Founding Executive Director & Publisher

Sara Angel is a PhD candidate and educator in the Department of Art, University of Toronto, and is the recipient of a Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, the most prestigious award of its kind in Canada, given “for innovative ideas that will help solve issues of critical importance to Canadians.” One of the country’s leading visual arts journalists, she writes frequently on contemporary visual culture for publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Art, The Walrus, and the Globe and Mail to make art accessible to a broad audience. Before entering the academic world, Angel had an extensive career in arts journalism and book publishing, including being a commentator for CBC television’s On the Arts, an editor for Saturday Night, and the founder of Angel Editions, the producer of numerous celebrated books on Canadian history.

Rick Archbold

Online Art Book Editor

Rick Archbold is a veteran editor and writer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the Canadian publishing industry. He won the 1991 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. He is the author or co-author of many books on popular history, most recently A Flag for Canada (2010), an illustrated “biography” of Canada’s defining symbol. He is currently on the faculty of the Humber College Creative Book Publishing Program.

Steven Boyle
Online Art Book Layout Designer

Steven is a freelance art director/designer from Toronto. With over 20 years of experience his diversified design background include projects in print, website, UI/UX design and exhibition graphics. Along with art catalogues for the Art Gallery of Ontario his publication design experience include books, newspapers and magazines. After graduating from the Advanced Digital Design course at George Brown College he moved into Interactive Design and has designed numerous responsive websites since.

Sarah Brohman
Online Art Book Editor

Sarah Brohman has been an editor in book publishing for over twenty years, with Random House of Canada, Angel Editions, and the University of Toronto Press, among others. Since 2002 her experience has expanded to include content management and research in the field of international development. Her most recent work in this arena has been for Brandaid Project, a global initiative that develops consumer brands for communities of master artisans in the developing world.

Stephanie Burdzy
Image Research Associate

Stephanie Burdzy earned her BA in Art History at the University of Toronto and is completing an MA in Art History at York University. Her passion for Canadian art and material culture has led her to pursue volunteer positions at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto and an internship at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, where she was a Curatorial Intern of Modern and Contemporary Art. Burdzy now works as a Collections Information Assistant at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she digitizes key curatorial and conservation records and develops protocols for documenting the installation of time-based media works.

Mark A. Cheetham

Founding Commissioning Editor (2011–12)

Mark Cheetham is Professor of Art History and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He is the principal investigator for CACHET (Canadian Art Commons for History of Art Education and Training), funded by an SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. He holds a PhD in the History of Art, University College London, and an MA and BA in Philosophy, University of Toronto. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2008. Cheetham has published extensively on Canadian, European, and American art theory, art, and visual culture and is active as a curator of Canadian art. He received an exhibition of the year award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for his 2011 co-curated exhibition Jack Chambers: The light from the darkness, silver paintings and film work.

Concrete Design Communications Inc.

Creative Direction

Concrete is an independent design agency with an international reputation for producing compelling and targeted brand assets built on insightful strategic thinking, powerful creative expression, and dedicated client service. Concrete develops brand strategies that encompass visual identity, naming, advertising, package design, websites, environments, digital and print content, and many things in between. Founding Partners and Creative Directors: Diti Katona and John Pylypczak.

Doris Cowan


Doris Cowan is a translator and editor. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1971 she began writing reviews and profiles for Books in Canada magazine. In the late 1970s she was production editor at artscanada magazine, and in the mid-1980s she worked for the United Nations Secretariat, English Publishing Section, in Geneva. After returning to Canada she resumed freelancing and joined Books in Canada as managing editor, then as editor from 1989 to 1991. In recent years, she has translated for Cinematheque Ontario, edited literary translations for Random House Canada and other publishers, and edited fiction at The Porcupine’s Quill.

Nathalie de Blois


Nathalie de Blois holds a master’s degree in museology from the Université de Montréal and has worked in the arts for fifteen years as a writer and curator. From 2006 to 2011 she was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Her career as a translator began in 2005 when she studied the discipline at McGill University, and since 2011 she has devoted herself exclusively to translation. Among her clients are the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; the Biennale de Montréal; the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston; and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Emily Derr

Online Art Book Layout Designer & Associate

Emily Derr is the production coordinator, proofer, and leads developer at Podium Publishing, an independent audiobook publisher. She holds a BA in English and Drama from the University of Toronto. She is currently completing the postgraduate Publishing Certificate at Ryerson University, where she trained in digital publishing and production under the guidance of Avery Swartz and David Ward.

John Fraser

Founding Chair

John Fraser is the Master of Massey College, University of Toronto. He was the Editor of Saturday Night from 1987 to 1994 and continues a journalist’s freelance career. He is a regular featured columnist in Maclean’s, and a past Chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. The author of eleven books, Fraser has lectured on Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto’s Innis College, on drama criticism at York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and on newspaper history at the University of Toronto. He has received several honorary degrees from academic institutions. In 2002 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.

Charlotte Gray

Board of Directors

Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers, the author of nine acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, England, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she began her writing career in England as a magazine editor and newspaper columnist. After coming to Canada in 1979, she worked as a political commentator, book reviewer, and magazine columnist before she turned to biography and popular history. Gray has been awarded five honorary doctorates and has received the Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Anna Hudson

Commissioning Editor

Anna Hudson is an art historian, curator, and writer specializing in Canadian and indigenous visual culture and contemporary issues in museum studies. As Associate Professor of Canadian Art History and Curatorial Studies at York University, she draws on her previous curatorial work at the Art Gallery of Ontario and her ongoing curatorial practice, such as The Nude in Modern Canadian Art, 1920–1950, co-curated with Michèle Grandbois for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in 2009. Her current focus—Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage—is supported by an SSHRC Partnership Grant and expands on the 2008 project Breaking the Boundaries of Inuit Art.

Jane Huh

Board of Directors

Jane Huh is a lawyer and an artist advocate. Her practice areas include copyright, trademark protection, and alternative dispute resolution. She works with organizations to design sound legal frameworks and to negotiate agreements and settlements that achieve optimal results. She has worked with creative entrepreneurs to foster the growth of start-up ventures and with firms founded on social and environmental missions. In 2006 Huh founded the art advisory firm Art Acquisitions Inc. and worked with private art collectors, architects, designers, and organizations based in Toronto, New York, and London. Previously she worked in contemporary art galleries in Toronto. She earned her MA in Art History at the University of Toronto.

Roslyn Kaman

Chief Financial Officer

Roslyn Kaman started her career at the Financial Post Data Group in Toronto as a research analyst before working in Europe as a pricing supervisor and financial analyst. She holds a British accounting designation, ACCA, as well as a BA in Mass Communications and Sociology. In addition to her work for the ACI, she has been the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources for the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre since 2003.

Rondie Li

Online Art Book Layout Designer

A Toronto-based graphic designer and illustrator, Rondie Li moved to Toronto from Hong Kong in 2010 to pursue a career in the arts and design industry. With a diverse background in business, advertising, print production, and art, Li works closely with the visual arts community, including clients such as CARFAC Ontario and the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Li is also a partner at Crrumb, a design studio with a focus on the arts and not-for-profit organizations.

Eva Lu

Image Research Associate

Eva Lu is a researcher and editor specializing in books on modern and contemporary art. Previously she has worked on publications by Parkett, the MIT Press October Files series, Dancing Foxes Press, Independent Curators International, and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Most recently, her essay “Instruction Paintings: Yoko Ono and 1960s Conceptual Art” was published in Shift. She holds a MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.

Julia Lum

Image Research Associate

Julia Lum is a Toronto-based art historian. She holds an MA from Carleton University and is currently completing a PhD in art history at Yale University. Her research has supported various projects in Canada and the U.S., at institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian Museum of History), Gatineau; the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, Toronto; and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.

Lucy Kenward

Online Art Book Editor

Lucy Kenward was an editor at D&M Publishers for more than a decade, specializing in illustrated books on art and architecture, food and wine, and outdoor recreation. She won the 2010 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. She now writes and edits for a variety of clients, including book publishers, policy think tanks, and museums.

Rachel Martínez


Rachel Martínez has translated more than forty books for major publishers in a wide range of fields, both fiction and non-fiction, including art books and catalogues. Among the authors whose work she has translated are Maude Barlow, Douglas Coupland, Chris Hadfield, John Ralston Saul, Frances K. Smith, and Margaret Somerville. In 2005 she received a Governor General’s Award for French translation for Kevin Bazzana’s Glenn Gould, une vie (Boréal, 2004). She is a member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec, the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada, and the Association des traducteurs littéraires de France.

Sarah Milroy

Board of Directors

Sarah Milroy studied English Literature at McGill University and Cambridge University. She was Assistant and then Associate Editor of Canadian Art magazine from 1984 to 1989, after which she pursued graduate work in Art History at Hunter College, New York. In 1991 she was appointed Editor and Publisher of Canadian Art, where she remained until 1996. Since 1996 Milroy has been a freelance arts journalist for the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Toronto Life, and Canadian Art, and from 2001 to 2010 she was the staff art critic of the Globe and Mail. Milroy is an active contributor to several art publications and to museum catalogues and has been involved in many curatorial projects, including retrospectives of the work of Greg Curnoe (2001) and Jack Chambers (2012) at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is currently working on an exhibition of Emily Carr for the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, and the AGO, scheduled for 2014.

John O’Brian

Board of Directors

John O’Brian is Professor of Art History at the University of British Columbia. He has published more than a dozen books on modern and contemporary art, several while at Harvard University doing a PhD. His current research is on nuclear photography in North America and Japan. He has lectured in Israel, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, India, China, and Japan as well as across North America and Europe. He has also been professionally involved with museums and art galleries, especially the Harvard Art Museums, National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Presentation House Gallery, and Belkin Art Gallery. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; in 2011 he was awarded the Thakore Award in Human Rights and Peace Studies from Simon Fraser University and an honorary doctorate from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Heather Pierce

Online Art Book Layout Associate

Heather Pierce works in publishing production in Toronto, specializing in the digital publishing industry. She has an Honours BA in English and Classical Civilizations from the University of Toronto and completed Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program. She also took the digital publishing course at Ryerson University under Avery Swartz. She has previously worked with TIFF, Random House of Canada, Harlequin, and Kobo.

Judy Phillips

Online Art Book Copy Editor

Judy Phillips has been copy editing and proofreading for over twenty years, both in-house and for clients ranging from trade and scholarly publishers to individual artists. Her projects include illustrated books, exhibition catalogues, and publications on architecture, design, and urban planning. She is an instructor in the postgraduate Publishing Program at Ryerson University.

Linda Pruessen

Online Art Book Copy Editor and Proofreader

Linda Pruessen is an editor with more than fifteen years of experience in all aspects of the publishing process. Prior to starting her freelance career, she was the editor in chief of Key Porter Books. Over the past five years, she has provided a wide range of editorial services to clients such as Random House of Canada, McClelland & Stewart, House of Anansi, Figure 1, Oxford University Press, Firefly Books, Simon & Schuster, John Wiley & Sons, Annick, Scholastic, and Pajama Press. She also works with private clients.

Eve Renaud


Eve Renaud co-translated, among other museum guides, the French edition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. She also translated (from English and Italian) the catalogues and cartels of numerous exhibitions, as well as museology articles for THEMA magazine, published by the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City. She holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in translation, and she is currently studying art history at Université Laval. She is a member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ), for which she writes a humorous column in the online magazine Circuit. She also belongs to the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) and the Network of Translators in Education (NET).

Rosemary Shipton

Online Art Book Editor

Rosemary Shipton has edited over five hundred books, several of which have won major Canadian and U.S. awards. She was a founding coordinator of the Publishing Program at Ryerson University and taught there for twenty years. In 2007 she was granted an honorary doctorate by Trinity College, University of Toronto. In 2012 her essay “The Mysterious Relationship: Authors and Their Editors” was published in Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text, edited by Darcy Cullen (University of Toronto Press).

David P. Silcox

Board of Directors

David Silcox is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of Sotheby’s Canada; a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto; and a board member of the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has served on the boards of numerous cultural organizations, including Telefilm Canada, the Gardiner Museum, the National Film Board, the Stratford Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. He was on the Board of Regents of Victoria University, and was Associate Dean of Fine Arts at York University and Director of the University of Toronto Art Centre. He was President of Sotheby’s Canada (2001–13) and served in cultural portfolios with both the Ontario and federal governments. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts. Silcox has written award-winning books on David Milne (including a catalogue raisonné), Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and Christopher Pratt.

Sandra L. Simpson

Board of Directors

Sandra Simpson is a real estate investor, art collector, and noted philanthropist. She has been on the boards of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto International Film Festival, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and Soulpepper Theatre Company and has been involved with many cultural and social projects, including the Toronto Music Garden, the 2011 capital campaign for Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and the 2002 capital campaign for the Canadian Film Centre. She graduated with an Honours degree in Art History from Queen’s University and was the owner and operator of S.L. Simpson Gallery, 1980–98. She then founded and directed The Locksley Project and Foundation to develop fundraising strategies for various cultural institutions in the city, including the Writers’ Trust of Canada, the National Ballet of Canada, and social organizations like LOFT Community Services. In 2007 she completed her MBA at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. She is currently an active member of the AGO Photography Curatorial Committee and a passionate advocate of and fundraiser for Canadian Stage.

Sam Tse

Online Art Book Layout Designer

Samuel Tse is a graphic designer who understands that focuses on design as storytelling. This passion has led him to work with Penguin Random House Canada, Thomas Allen & Son, and HarperCollins Canada. He also specializes in digital media and art.

Kendra Ward

Executive Editor

Kendra Ward is a Toronto-based arts professional who has been an editor for more than a decade, working for publishing houses, academic publications, nonprofit organizations, scholars, and other private clients. Most recently, for several years she was an associate editor in-house at McClelland and Stewart, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada. Her projects included award-winning fiction and complex, illustrated nonfiction books. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia.

Simone Wharton

Senior Web Manager & Layout Director

Simone Wharton holds a BA in Art History from the University of Toronto and a Publishing Certificate from Ryerson University, where she completed the course in Digital Publishing and Production and then trained with Avery Swartz. She was the recipient of the 2012 Stephen J. Mills Mentorship in the Publishing Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario. As the AGO’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program intern, she contributed to public engagement programs and facilitated projects by emerging contemporary Canadian artists. She continues to pursue her passion for art education in her graduate studies at York University.