This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Fine Arts theses & dissertations.

Graduate students can submit a copy of their electronic thesis or dissertation to this collection to meet their degree requirements.

Recent Submissions

  • Uncertain Memory 

    Murawski, Veronica (University of Waterloo, 2016-06-24)
    "Uncertain Memory" features a series of figurative oil paintings on canvas and paper inspired by photographs from my family archive. My paintings are developed in stages; beginning with a process of mining and selecting ...
  • dollhouse: An Exhibition of Installation 

    van Milligen, Carol-Anna (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-17)
    "dollhouse" is a dreamy, peachy, pretty little private space saturated with sickly sweetness. The installation consists of three rooms built inside the shell of a 1971 Airstream trailer, filled with objects, forms, and ...
  • Dup-boug-a-dad 

    Thomas, Aislinn (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-16)
    Dup-boug-a-dad is a video installation that is curious about different ways of being in the world. Its form and content address the body and some of the many ways of being bodied. In parts intervention, documentary, document, ...
  • You Can Never Go Home 

    Akkermans, Jennifer (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-16)
    My thesis exhibition, You Can Never Go Home, reflects the idea of irreconcilable, parallel homes, one that’s here and one that’s there. Moving from Calgary, Alberta, to Waterloo, Ontario, to pursue my Master of Fine Arts, ...
  • Twinning: An Exhibition of Video and Sculpture 

    Burlew, Marianne Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-05)
    Marianne Burlew’s installation Twinning affords space for contemplating our body’s unique sensory knowledge and its role in mediating perception. The exhibition consists of four stations that present sculpture in the form ...
  • Outta This World 

    Dayton, Robert (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-21)
    Outta This World is a multidisciplinary show comprised of drawing, video, music, performance and installation. It was initiated by my interest in the concept of the nation-state, more particularly Canada, and the way it ...
  • Small Worlds: An Exhibition of Wall Drawing 

    Little, Elisabeth (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-01)
    Small Worlds is an installation of wall drawing that explores the possibilities of shape and colour through repetition and scale. Combining drawing materials with printmaking techniques, I use my hands and body to replace ...
  • Sift 

    Kernohan, Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-01)
    Sift is a suite of drawings that serves as a personal record of a long hike in Iceland. Through an exploration of sediment as a metaphor, and the use of sedimentation as a drawing process, I am sifting through matter and ...
  • Something is Missing 

    Segan, Srdjan (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-21)
    Something is Missing is an installation that incorporates drawing, a security camera, audio, appropriated objects and built sculptural elements using common construction materials and clay. This work is rooted in notions ...
  • should one react against the laziness of railway tracks between the passage of two trains 

    McMurrich, Donald (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-21)
    should one react against the laziness of railway tracks between the passage of two trains investigates the everyday as experienced in the post-industrial landscape. Through the activities of walking and mapping, fieldwork ...
  • The Jackalope in the Room 

    Green, Megan Anastasia (University of Waterloo, 2014-04-29)
    The Jackalope in the Room is an installation of sculptural and found objects that have been altered or contextualized in a way that conflates strangeness with normality. Many of the items in the installation were given as ...
  • Turf & Twig 

    Rhodenizer, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2014-04-25)
    In Turf & Twig solitary figures are depicted at the boundaries of salable land, performing surreal and fruitless tasks. The objects they interact with recall a manufactured domesticity that seems displaced and almost ...
  • The Gesture and the Drip 

    Breton, Nicholas (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-22)
    The Gesture and the Drip investigates our increasing reliance on digital media as a means to encounter and view art works online as photographic documentation. This body of work attempts to place significance on the human ...
  • Possibly, Maybe 

    Massard, Jessica (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-22)
    Possibly, Maybe is an exhibition of polychromatic, process-based objects made out of acrylic paint. Working with and against the limits of the material, the paint is systematically cast, peeled, and stretched colour by ...
  • Pictures in an Exhibition 

    Birke, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-01)
    Can the female feel at home in nature, myth and on screen, realms where she is so often laid to rest? "Pictures in an Exhibition" is a pastiche that exposes popular culture and art historical tropes in which ambiguous ...
  • Passing Through: An Installation of Photography 

    Hunter, Natalie (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-30)
    Passing Through, an installation of photography, encourages the nature of memory through an engagement with the materiality of photographic images. Considering memory as an ephemeral phenomenon, I am interested in exploring ...
  • White Noise 

    Nicholls, Rob (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-23)
    Abstract The paintings in White Noise are a response to temporal lighting conditions that occur at night. A discussion of sensory affect demonstrates how perception is inextricably connected to the body’s sensory ...
  • Galore: And Exhibition of Drawings 

    Born, Shauna (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-18)
    'Galore' is a series of drawings that celebrate the urge to reproduce and multiply ‘beauty’. Working from a collection of appropriated photographs, I have produced a suite of small-scale ballpoint pen drawings that explore ...
  • Four Corners Gateway 

    Martinello, Linda Clementina (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-09)
    Though an installation, the exhibition Four Corners Gateway, examines how history and memory construct us as individuals and construct our national and personal identities and worldviews. All such constructions are ultimately ...
  • Uncontrollable Beauty 

    Peressotti, Joshua (University of Waterloo, 2012-04-30)
    Uncontrollable Beauty examines the role beauty and taste play in commoditization and monetization of art within contemporary Western culture. This body of work is predicated on the notion of ‘good taste’ and explores this ...

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