BFA (Concordia), MPhil (Glasgow), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor, Department of Visual Art & Art History, Full Time
Associate Dean, Partnerships, Recruitment, Alumni
Faculty of Fine Arts
Anna Hudson is an art historian, curator, writer and educator specializing in Canadian art and visual culture. Formerly associate curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she brings to her teaching extensive hands-on experience in institutional curatorial practice, including collections research and acquisitions, exhibit planning and design, museum mandates and policies, conservation issues, and cultural property and fair market evaluation.
Dr. Hudson’s curatorial credits include the international touring show Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven (with Ian Dejardin and Katerina Atanassova, for the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK); The Nude in Modern Canadian Art, 1920-1950 (with Michèle Grandbois, for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec); and the AGO exhibitions Woman as Goddess: Liberated Nudes by Robert Markle and Joyce Wieland and, (co-curated with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory), Inuit Art in Motion. Hudson is currently collaborating with graduate students at York on the exhibitions Moving Side and Forward for the Varley Art Gallery, Markham, and inVisibility: Indigenous in the City, part of INVISIBILITY: An Urban Aboriginal Education Connections Project, for the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.
Professor Hudson continues to pursue research in the area of her doctoral dissertation, Art and Social Progress: the Toronto community of Painters (1933-1950). Her most recent publications include “Time and Image: Picturing Consciousness in Modern Canadian Painting” (2013), “Stepping into the Light of Clark McDougall’s Landscapes” (2011) and “Landscape Atomysticism: A Revelation of Tom Thomson” (2011).
Breaking the Boundaries of Inuit Art: New Contexts for Cultural Influence is an ongoing major project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, for which she and her research team organized School’s Out -- a four-day workshop and two-day concert in Iqaluit, Nunavut (celebrating National Aboriginal Day and the end of the school term), co-produced by Alianait Arts Festival.