About The Author

Michelle Gewurtz


Michelle Gewurtz, curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery, is developing A Woman of the Crowd, an exhibition of works by Molly Lamb Bobak drawn in part from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. In her doctoral studies at the University of Leeds, Gewurtz focused on feminism and the visual arts, while her research interests in general explore the convergence of gender politics and creative identity in both historical and contemporary art practices. In 2012 she was a scholar-in-residence at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she co-organized seminars and a symposium on Jewish Women and the Arts.


Gewurtz has taught courses in women’s studies, art history, and critical curatorial practice at OCAD University and York University, Toronto, and at the University of Waterloo. She also organized exhibition-related programming at A Space Gallery in Toronto, the University of Leeds, and the Freud Museum in London, England. Her curatorial projects include Àdisòkàmagan: Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll All Become Stories, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2018; Jerry Grey on the Grid: 1968–1978, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2016; A Window on Paraskeva Clark, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2016; and RAG: 25 Years / 25 Artists, Richmond Art Gallery, 2005.


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