Dr ​Janice McNab

Dr Janice McNab joined the MA Artistic Research in 2015, as head of dept. She supervises all aspects of student’s study, and is responsible for the continually updating programme.

Janice received her doctorate from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Her doctoral study blended her paintings with both fictional text and an academic analysis, to become The Ghost Artist. This experiment in art history writing traced spectral embodiment as a form of aesthetic resistance in women’s art practice. It included case studies on the key works by Louise Bourgeois, Hilma af Klint, and Anon., a previously unknown eighteenth century woman artist. Janice’s ongoing artistic research has been widely exhibited, and continues this enquiry into non-objectifying visualisations of women’s embodied experience.

Janice’s ongoing artistic research has been widely exhibited, and continues this enquiry into non-objectifying visualisations of women’s embodied experience. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries and artist spaces including at Tramway, Glasgow; The Essl Collection, Vienna; The Prague Biennial; Mois de la Photo, Montreal; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; BAK, Utrecht; The Pump House, London; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund and Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel.

McNab graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 1997, and before her current position, worked as a thesis supervisor at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. She was also a books editor at If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam.

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