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CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2013 - Present          PhD Art Education at Concordia  University

Thesis in progress: Collaborative a/r/tography: Mapping transatlantic mariner life in the 1920-1960’s

Supervisor: Dr Anita Sinner

2012                           MA Art Education at Concordia  University

Thesis: Constructing a safe space together: Community art education for women in a reintegration program http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/975150/

Supervisor: Dr Linda Szabad-Smyth

2010                           BFA Art Education at  Concordia University Graduated with distinction.

1997                           DEP in Ceramics at Centre Céramique Bonsecours Montreal, Quebec

 

Grants, Fellowships and  Awards

2016 - 2019               Collaborator on SSHRC IDG of Dr Ching-chiu  Lin (P.I) The Transversality Hub: Towards a new mode of learning for community arts practice.

2016                           Conference and Exposition Award - Concordia University.

2016                           Conference and Exposition Award - Concordia University.

2015                           Graduate Studies Merit Scholarship - Concordia University

2015                           Concordia Fine Arts Travel Award - Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University.

2014                           Conference and Exposition Award - Concordia University.

2014                           Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Doctoral Fellowship.  Duration of funding – 3 years.

2014                           Concordia Fine Arts Travel Award - Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University.

2013                           Conference and Exposition Award - Concordia University.

2012                           Conference and Exposition Award - Concordia University.

 

Teaching  and  Administrative Experience

Fall 2016                   Graduate  Instructor

                                   ARTE 432/2 – Community Art Education – Theory and Practice

                                   Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Spring 2015              Graduate  Instructor

                                   ARTE 330/4 – Introduction to Community Art Education

                                   Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Fall 2015                   Graduate  Instructor

                                   ARTE 432/2 - Community Art Education – Theory and Practice

                                   Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Fall 2014                   Graduate  Instructor

                                   ARTE 432/2 - Community Art Education – Theory and Practice

                                   Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Fall 2013                   Graduate  Instructor

                                   ARTE 320/2 – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Art and Teaching

                                   Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

2014-2015                ARTreach programme director

                                   Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, Quebec

2011-2014                Youth Department Programme Director and Outreach Coordinator

                                   Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, Quebec

2015 – Present         Ceramics  Instructor

                                   Atelier L’Aluminé, Montreal, Quebec

2003 - 2016              Arts Instructor

                                   Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, Quebec

                                   Multi-disciplinary teacher, specialising in ceramics, sculpture, working with adults, youth and children with special needs.

2001-2011                Ceramics Instructor and Studio Associate

                                   Atelier - Boutique Gaïa, Montreal Quebec

 

Professional Training

2014                           Atlas.ti

                                    Data analysis software

                                    Intensive instructional course for MAC

2013                           Adobe InDesign

                                    Eliquo – Adobe training specialists Intensive instructional course for MAC

 

Publications

Sinner, A., Wicks, J. & Zantingh, P. (2016). You have to judge on the spot: Just-in-time community art education. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Wicks, J. & LeBlanc, V. (2015). Come si c’était hier… As if it were yesterday….Montreal, Quebec: McClure Gallery Press.

Sinner, A., Wicks, J., & Rak, S. (2015). Minding the gap: Teaching portfolios and professionalization in community art education. Visual Arts Research 41(1).

Wicks, J. (2014). Guest editorial: Reflections on visual revival! Canadian Review of Art Education: Research & Issues, 41(2), p. 144-149.

Wicks, J. (2014). Piecing it together: A conversation in the development of artist/teacher/researcher identity. Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, 3(2), p. 147-148.

Wicks, J. (2014). Finding solace to create: The significance of developing safe space in a community art classroom. In Marín Viadel, R., Roldán, J., Molinet Medina, X. (Eds). Fundamentos, criterios y contextos en investigación basada en artes y en investigación artística (Volume 1, p. 303-315). Granada: Universidad de Granada.

Wicks, J. (2013) Room to breathe: Designing a community art classroom. Canadian Art Teacher, 12(1), p. 16-19.

Wicks, J. (2013). Responding to: Towards 2020: Future Directions in Art Education.

Canadian Review of Art Education: Research & Issues, 40(1), p. 57.

 

Publications – in press

Wicks, J. (February 2017). An a/r/tographical exploration of collaborative art teaching and research/creation in the Taiga forest. Creative Approaches to Research Journal.

Sinner, A., & Wicks, J. (2017). Greening our art classrooms: Ecologically-aware health and safety. In K. Grauer, R. Irwin & M. Emme (Eds)., StARTing with ... Fourth Edition.  Kingston, Ontario:  Canadian Society for Education through Art.

 

Conference  Presentations

Wicks, J. (2017). Collaborative art teaching in the Taiga forest. 2017 NAEA National Convention, March 2- 4th, New York, NY.

Wicks, J., White, B., Yi, S., Lemieux, A., & Sinner, A. (2017). Epiphanies of change through artful becoming(s) in teacher education. 2017 NAEA National

Convention, March 2- 4th, New York, NY.

Zimmer, T., Wicks, J., St-Georges, D., Yi, S., Saad, R., & Sinner, A. (2017). Artful encounters: Life writing as making curriculum with, in and through stories of trans-research. 8th Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference: Curriculum Encounters: Plurality, Spaces, Intensities and Charges. Mcgill University.

Sinner, A., Wicks, J., & St. Georges (2016). An a/r/tographic pulse: opening conversations to resistance, resilience and risk as scholarly provocations. 2016

Artful Inquiry Symposium: Act(s) of Creation; Representational Forms of Inquiry. Mcgill University.

Wicks, J. (2016). On récolte ce que l’on s’aime: An exploration of collaborative art teaching in the Taiga forest. Intersections: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Irwin, R., Sinner, A., & Wicks, J. (2016). The International Journal of Education through Art: An information session. Intersections: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Smith, B., Sinner, A., Wicks, J., & Nyland, K. (2016). Contemporary visual journals & artist-teacher portfolios: Towards engaged sites of inquiry & ongoing critical- creative reflection. Intersections: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Sinner, A., Irwin, R., Wicks, J., Shields, A., & St. Georges, D. (2016). Canadian Perspectives on arts based research in the art education doctoral experience. Intersections: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Lemieux, A., White, B., Sinner, A., Wicks, J., Walker, C., Yi, S., & Essmat, R. (2016). “The ‘I’ of today is not the ‘I’ of yesterday”: Ontological understandings of pre- service teacher development through arts-integrated research. Intersections: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Wicks, J. (2016). Building community: A transnational investigation of collaboration through a/r/tographic praxis. National Art Education Association, Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers Graduate Research Session, Invited Lecture, March 17-19, Chicago, Illinois.

Wicks, J. (2016). An a/r/tographical exploration of collaborative art teaching and research/creation in the Taiga forest. 4 EPRAE encounter on practices of research in arts education, January 13-15, Oporto, Portugal.

Wicks, J., & Perez-Martin, F. (2015). Bringing arts based research to life through international collaboration: From Spain to Canada. 3rd Conference on Arts-Based Research and Artistic Research, January 28-30, 2015, Oporto, Portugal.

Wicks, J., & Sinner, A. (2014). Mapping the classroom as art learning. Visual Revival: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Sinner, A., Szabad-Smyth, L., Wicks, J., & Walker, C. (2014). Communities of practice: Community art education in action. Visual Revival: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Blatherwick, M., Emme, M., Sinner, A. & Wicks, J., (2014). Publishing with CSEA/SCEA: An information Session. Visual Revival: Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference.

Wicks, J. (2014). Motivation and community art education: A Reflection on Teaching Practice. 2014 Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, May 24 -29, 2014.

Vaughan, K., Szabad-Smyth, L., Wicks, J., & Hyde, T. (2014). Engaging visual art for equity: Teaching and learning community. 2nd Annual Institute for Imagination, Inquiry and Innovation Conference, College of New Rochelle, New York, NY, Group presentation, March 29, 2014.

Wicks, J. (2014). Finding solace to create: The significance of developing safe space in a community art classroom. 2nd Conference on Arts Based Research and Artistic Research, January 27-30, 2014, Granada, Spain.

Wicks, J. (2013). Investigating community art education as a third space in teacher education. Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference, Montréal, Quebec.

Wicks, J. (2013). Designing your classroom to create safe space. Canadian Society for Education Through Art, Annual Conference, Graduate Symposium, Montréal, Quebec.

Wicks, J. (2013). Constructing safe space, together.  University of Rhode Island Graduate Conference, April 12, 2013, Kingston, Rhode Island

Wicks, J. (2013). A safe space in the art classroom. Concordia Art Education Graduate Symposium, March 1, 2013, Montréal, Quebec.

Wicks, J. (2012). Developing an atmosphere conducive to creativity. Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, Alberta.

 

Research  and  Teaching Assistantships

2015 – Present         Research Assistant - SSHRC PDG (P.I. Dr. Anita Sinner)  – The Pedagogical Turn to Art as Research: A Comparative International Study of Art                                    Education

2014 – 2015              Research Assistant - SSHRC IDG (P.I. Dr. Boyd White,  Dr. Anita Sinner, Dr. Pauline Sameshima) – Material Culture and Teacher Identity                                              Development

2013 – 2015              Research Assistant - Editorial Team (Design and Layout)  - Canadian Review of Art Education Journal (Editor Dr. Anita Sinner)

2013 – 2014              Research Assistant - SEED funded Concordia    University Research Project - Spatial Design in Community Art Classrooms. (P.I. Dr. Anita                                            Sinner)

2012 – 2013              Research Assistant – Project Coordinator SSHRC IDG (P.I. Anita Sinner, Linda Szabad-Smyth & Kathleen Vaughan) Community Art Education:                                    An Emergent Model of Innovative Teaching and Research in Canada

2012                          Research Assistant - SSHRC IDG - (P.I. Dr. Anita   Sinner) Portrayals of Teachers' Lives: Investigating Teacher Education Through Popular                                            Culture and Digital Media as Arts Education

2012                          Research Assistant – Project Coordinator

                                   SSHRC Aid to Workshop Grant (P.I. Anita Sinner) Creating  Together: An Interdisciplinary Workshop of Participatory Community Based and                                          Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship

2011 – 2013             Head Teaching Assistant -  Concordia University Community Art Education Practicum Coordinator

2010 – 2011             Teaching Assistant - Concordia  University Community Art Education Program

 

Service

2017 – 2020              International Journal of Education through Art - Editorial Assistant - social media

2016 – Present         Artist  Teacher  Researcher Society

                                   SIG of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Graduate Representative

2016                          The  International  Institute  of Knowledge Management 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities Scientific Committee Member

2016                          Canadian Society for Education Through Art

                                   Emergent art education: Next directions in Canadian Research, Editors - A. Shields & Dr. M. Emme

                                   Reviewer

2015                          Canadian  Association  for Curriculum Studies Artist Teacher Researcher Society Pre-Conference Reviewer

2014                          Canadian Society for the Study of Education

                                   Annual Conference Reviewer

 

Invited Lectures and  Workshops

2016                           Pedagogy of Parallax

                                    Arts Research Lecture and Workshop Universidade de Porto, Faculdade de Belas Artes

                                    As assistant to Drs. Boyd White, Anita Sinner and Pauline Sameshima

2014                           Conflict Resolution Through Art Workshop

                                    University of Waterloo, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

                                    In collaboration with Fernando Perez Martin (PhD candidate, University of Granada, Spain)

2014                           Jennifer Wicks - Artist/Teacher/Researcher

                                    Public Lecture

                                    McClure Gallery, Montreal Quebec

2014                           Professionalisation  in  Community Art Education Guest Lecture ARTE 434 – Professor Dr. Anita Sinner Concordia University

2013                           Exploring Fear through Ceramic Art  - Guest Lecture

                                    Applied Ethics through Humanities - Professor Dr. Sorouja Moll Dawson College

2013                           Experiencing the Master’s Thesis

                                    Guest Lecture ARTE 670 – Professor Dr. Anita Sinner Concordia University

2012                           Community Art Education Experiences in the Field

                                    Guest Lecture ARTE 434 – Professor Dr. Kathleen Vaughan Concordia University

2010                           Community Art Education Experiences in   the Field Guest Lecture ARTE 432 – Professor Janette Haggar Concordia University

2010                           DIY Music and Publishing

                                    Guest Lecture

                                    Musical Genres and Communities – Professor Hugh Cawker Marianopolis College

2009                           Community Art Education Experiences in   the Field Guest Lecture ARTE 432 – Professor Janette Haggar Concordia University

2009                           DIY music and publishing

                                   Guest Lecture

                                   Musical Genres and Communities – Professor Hugh Cawker Marianopolis College

 

Artistic Works &  Residencies

2015               Residence des Possibles, Parc des GrandsJardins, Charlevoix Quebec – Juried selection

2010               60x60 International mix -Electroacoustic work selected for International sound compilation. Showcased internationally – Juried Selection

2010               60x60 Canadian mix - Electroacoustic work selected for Canadian sound compilation. Showcased internationally. – Juried Selection

2010               Prevenge – It Happens All the Time. Full-length LP. Design and artwork.

2009               Prevenge/Horses split 7”. Independent music release. Design and artwork.

 

Select Exhibitions

2015               Postdata Esperanza Requerda, Sala de Exposiciones Cuartel de Artillería, Murcia, Spain.

2013               The Square Affaire. McClure Gallery, Westmount Quebec.

2012               The Square Affaire. McClure Gallery, Westmount Quebec.

2011               Art Hotel. Hotel Espresso. Montreal, Quebec

2010               NDG Arts Walk. Montreal, Quebec

2010               Vitrine Plein d’Feu. Atelier-Boutique Gaia. Montreal Quebec.

2010               Research and Destroy. Gallerie Ethecae. Montreal, Quebec.

 
Languages

English (First language)

French  (Fluent)

Spanish (Basic)

Sign Language (Basic)

 

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