Mary Kavanagh

Mary Kavanagh is a Professor and Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Art, University of Lethbridge, where she teaches drawing and interdisciplinary studio. Her work is exhibited internationally, and she has contributed to numerous publications including Through Post-Atomic Eyes (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2020), and Prefix Photo 32: Occupying Forces (Toronto, 2015). Her work has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Artist residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and the Canadian Forces Artists Program, have resulted in long-term projects that operate the intersection of artistic and scholarly practice. With projects in Canada, Japan, Italy, and the United States (New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Alaska), Kavanagh’s work is of particular relevance to current scholarship in nuclear culture, commemorative and Anthropocene studies. She is an advisory member of the Atomic Photographers Guild, and an Associate Member of the Centre for Documentary Studies, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto.