University of Calgary

Tia Halliday

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

 W2024 - ART 241 - Drawing I
LEC 1MW 08:30 - 09:45
LAB 1MW 09:45 - 11:00
 W2024 - ART 397 - Professional Development
LEC 1F 08:30 - 11:00

Research Profile

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Tia Halliday is a tenure-track instructor in the Department of Art. She completed her BFA with Distinction from the Alberta University of the Arts and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Tia obtained an MFA degree from Concordia University in Montreal, specializing in studio-art and theory. Tia attended the Master of Teaching program at the Werklund School of Education (UCalgary) and is currently pursuing a PhD degree with a focus on research-creation practice, perceptions of the body through the lens of social media and post-secondary art education.

Tia is primary and co-investigator on several research projects, which include research in the following areas:

·         Transdisciplinary Approaches to Artistic Research, Pedagogy & Curriculum

 ·         Research-Creation Practice

 ·         Painting as Expanded Practice

 ·         Drawing as Expanded Practice

 ·         Performance & Photographic Practice

 ·         Embodiment & Performativity

 ·         Art & Social Media

 ·         Phenomenology

 ·         Queer Phenomenology

 ·         Post-Human Performativity

 ·         Qualitative Research

 ·         Research of Human Subjects

 ·         Transdisciplinary approaches to Wearable Technology & Curriculum

 ·         Research in Education (Specializing in Post-Secondary Education)

 ·         Experiential Learning & Curriculum

 ·         Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Halliday has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions and performance projects across Canada and Europe.  Halliday was recently featured in the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2017 (Art Gallery of Alberta) , the Glenbow Museum (2019) and was identified as one of Canada’s top female artists though her inclusion in the XX (Chromosome) Exhibition at Herringer Kiss Gallery (2020). 

Halliday has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada including Katherine Muhlherin Contemporary Art Projects (Toronto), Parisian Laundry (Montreal), Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen (Montreal), Galerie Lilian Rodriguez (Montreal), Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Kelowna), The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity), Herringer-Kiss Gallery (Calgary), Contemporary Calgary Gallery and others.  Halliday’s work has been highlighted in numerous publications including: The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Frieze, Canadian Art, The Edmonton Journal, and the Calgary Herald among others.

Post-Secondary Teaching Awards:

2020              Outstanding Teacher Award for Early Career Faculty, Elected by Senior Administration,

                       Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

2015               Teaching Excellence Award, Elected by Faculty, Alberta University of the Art

2015               Faculty Award, Elected by Students, Alberta University of the Arts Students Association


Awards of Merit for Artistic and Professional Practice:

2017             Marie Hofstetter Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


2016             Enbridge Alumni Professional Development Award, Alberta University of the Arts

2016             Alumni Honour Award, Alberta University of the Arts

Tia welcomes inquiries from graduate students interested in working in the areas noted above. Halliday also welcomes inquiries from fellow faculty members and community workers concerning interest in joint and collaborative projects.








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