2014 Advanced Studies Jury Bios

Jury Members

Peter Dykhuis has been the Director/Curator of the Dalhousie Art Gallery since 2007. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University.Currently, he is serving as the national president of the University and College Art Galleries Association of Canada. Dykhuis is also an internationally exhibiting visual artist and critical writer.

Peter J. Larocque, Head of Humanities and Curator of New Brunswick Cultural History and Art, has been working at the New Brunswick Museum since 1988.  His areas of expertise include historic and contemporary visual art his as well as decorative arts. Over the past 25 years he has been responsible for over forty exhibitions including the renewed Know Your Own Artist Series and he has published extensively on the collections.  He is also currently a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of New Brunswick.

University of New Brunswick professor, Dr. Jennifer Pazienza is an artist and educator based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Earning an undergraduate degree at The William Paterson College and Masters and Doctoral degrees at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Pazienza has worked in UNB’s Faculty of Education and Renaissance College. It was at RC where, with her colleagues she won the prestigious Blizzard Award for interdisciplinary teaching. She held the position of artist/educator in residence with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  She has served on national and international juries and worked as a consultant for the Getty Centre of Arts in Education and for the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. Most recently, Dr. Pazienza  delivered Beautiful Dreamer, a keynote address for GRAE, a graduate research in art education conference, hosted by The Pennsylvania State University with participants from Teacher’s College Columbia, Syracuse and Ohio State University where through her painting practice she looks at the interdependent relationship of landscape, beauty and justice. She has published broadly and has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally and her work resides in private and public collections in Canada, the US and Italy. She retires from UNB July 1, 2014.