Dr. Jayne Wark

Division of Art History and Contemporary Culture


Phone Number: 902 494 8135


Jayne Wark holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Toronto and a BFA (1979) from NSCAD. Dr. Wark teaches courses in twentieth-century art, feminist art and film, design history, time-based art, conceptual art and professional arts writing. She has published numerous articles, book chapters and exhibition catalogue essays on performance, video, and conceptual art. She is the author of Radical Gestures: Feminist Performance Art in North America (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006). She was co-curator of the exhibition Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1960-1980, which toured nationally and internationally from 2010-2014 and won the Canadian Museum Association award for Best Exhibition in 2011. Dr. Wark’s current research focuses on the intersection between conceptual art, the New York avant-garde and the back-to-the-land movement in Nova Scotia in the 1960s-1970s.