Dr ​Janice McNab

Head of department

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 ASCA, The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, with The Ghost Artist, an experimental book of auto-theory that researched spectral embodiment as an aesthetic of resistance within women’s art practice, and blended this academic research with the personal reflections of an anonymised artistic narrator and unnamed paintings. Historical case studies focussed on Louise Bourgeois, Hilma af Klint, and Anon., a previously unknown eighteenth century woman artist.

Janice graduated from the Glasgow School of Art MFA 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 an editor for If I Can’t Dance Publications, Amsterdam. Her artistic practice combines painting with writing, and focuses on non-idealized aspects of women’s lives. 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.

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