Josephine M
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Joined 12/30/2020
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With a background in exhibition-making, archival research, and cultural preservation, Jo worked with art collections and archives across Canada and the U.S. at The Design Exchange, Gilder, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX, and the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. She recently held the position of curatorial assistant at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto.
She is a former recipient of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship for an M.A. thesis on photography and the American environmental movement during the Cold War. She was also the 2014 recipient of a Power Corporation of Canada Grant for Curatorial Opportunities at the CCA where she was involved in organizing the Andrew W. Mellon Multidisciplinary Research Program on architecture and photography, as well as the exhibition The Other Architect. She has been a contributor to Graphics Atlas, an online photo process resource created by the Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Specialties

Jo studied English Literature at Queen's University in Canada and Photographic Preservation & Collections Management at Ryerson University and George Eastman Museum. Her research areas include contemporary dance practice, lens-based media, artists’ books, and the history of photography. She occasionally writes about art-related things on her tumblr, times other company and about dance on the Fjord Review.

Interests

Although a lot of Jo's interests stem from photography and dance culture, she's written articles on many subjects as a freelance writer. Literature, art history, and theatre are some of her most favorite areas, but she's also quite familiar with most subjects within the humanities. Her writing is the strongest when it can be most creative.

Education

Ryerson University

Jo studied Photographic Preservation and Art Collections Management and has worked in museums and archives across Canada and the U.S.

Entertainment

50 Projects Completed

In the field of dance, Jo is interested in creative practices that challenge traditional ideas of performance. She trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and the École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower. She's written reviews and features on performance art for over 5 years now.

Fashion

31 Projects Completed

Alongside her experience of reviewing and critiquing performance art, Jo has written featurettes that highlight the fashion integrated into those performances. She's interested in the convergence of photography and writing and one can be used to complement the other, especially within the subject of fashion.

Publishing

5 Projects Completed

During her undergraduate degree, Jo examined the practical aspects of writing, which included the state of the publishing industry today. Additionally, since she has worked with various publishers and magazines before, she is quite experienced with the ins and outs of the business. She knows how to get noticed by these firms and how to set up a longstanding agreement with them.

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100 Projects Completed

Jo has considerable experience writing social media posts advertising the debut of an art gallery or a dance. She highlights the uniqueness of the event and why a reader should care about it.

Article

77 Projects Completed

Jo's been writing articles for art review firms since she graduated university in 2014. Her article writing typically features an objective description of the style and theme of the performing art, followed by a critique on its intersection with contemporary discussions.

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