University of Calgary

Kristine Thoreson

  • Sessional Instructor

Currently Teaching

 F2022 - ART 231 - Art Fundamentals: 2D
LEC 1MW 14:00 - 15:15
AB 673
LEC 2TR 11:15 - 12:30
AB 673
LAB 1MW 15:15 - 16:30
AB 673
LAB 2TR 12:30 - 13:45
AB 673
 F2022 - ART 465.5 - Topics in Studio Research and Critique (Advanced Studio Practice)
LEC 1WF 08:30 - 09:45
AB 721
LAB 1WF 09:45 - 11:00
AB 721
 W2023 - ART 231 - Art Fundamentals: 2D
LEC 1TR 08:30 - 09:45
AB 673
LAB 1TR 09:45 - 11:00
AB 673
 W2023 - ART 565 - Advanced Studio Research and Critique
LEC 2MF 11:15 - 12:30
AB 721
LAB 2MF 12:30 - 13:45
AB 721


Kristine Thoreson is a local artist, writer and educator in Calgary, Alberta. She has worked and taught at The Banff Centre, AUARTS (formerly ACAD), the Calgary Board of Education and the University of Calgary. She has a background in teaching courses on design, the ethics of photography, the history of photography in advertising, and studio lighting (photography).

Kristine has been a sessional instructor in the Department of Art since 2007. Currently she teaches courses on digital and darkroom photography, the history of photography, Adobe Photoshop, media arts and public art and is a guest speaker in Art 611, Research Methods in Art. 

As a practicing artist, curator and academic Kristine is interested in historic and contemporary visual representations of space and place by local figures, visiting explorers, photographers, painters, ethnographers and tourists. Her SSHRC funded PhD (2016) in Research Creation focused on the sublime aesthetic of representations of space and place in the Atlantic coast of Canada, Western Greenland and Scandinavia. She is interested in the human uses and perceptions of landscapes in the context of climate change and environmentalism in Canada and the Circumpolar North. 

Kristine produces critical writing, exhibitions, and imagery informed by Critical Theory, Performance Theory, Semiotics, landscape and space / place theory as well as the social history of photography. Her artwork is interdisciplinary in nature and often takes the form of installation, silver-based / digital photography, alternative process photography, and / or book works. She is a freelance writer for Galleries West magazine and the founder and director of Junction North Gallery. 




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