Jessica Veevers, PhD
Sessional Instructor


Room: EA3187F
Phone: 403-440-5149

Jessica Veevers is a writer, curator, art historian, painting conservator, and sessional professor with Mount Royal University and Alberta University of the Arts. Her writing and curatorial projects are engaged with promoting contemporary art and artists within local communities and broader global audiences. As a former gallery director and curator representing more than 65 artists internationally, she curated a number of solo and group exhibitions including Negotiating Diaspora: From the Personal to the Universal, Deep Pop: The Evolution of a Movement, Minimalism Transformed, and Milly Ristvedt: The Highway Paintings, 1969.

A recipient of the Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture du Quebec (FRQSC), Veevers completed a PhD in Art History at Concordia University, where she concurrently taught courses on the theory of art conservation and the development of Canadian abstract art. Her dissertation research was awarded the Michel de la Chenelière Art and Culture Award through the Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal (MBAM). She examined the materiality and methodology of art making and its relationship with reception, historiography, and collection practices in Canada. Connecting themes from her doctoral dissertation, her current research examines the role of the plastics industry on art-making practices in the twentieth century.