Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Julia Pine and I am a Canadian writer and arts professional. I hold B.A.s in English Literature (University of Toronto) and Art History (Carleton University), and a Ph.D. in Cultural Mediations with a specialization in Visual Culture (Carleton University). My growing list of projects and publications ranges from the popular to the scholarly, and my focus is primarily on twentieth and twenty-first century art and visual culture, contemporary Canadian and First Nations art and material culture, North American social history, dress and design history, cultural theory and museology.
I have recently finished a two-year SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Essex, in Colchester, England, where I was working under the supervision of Surrealism scholar Dawn Ades. Other projects include the exhibition Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art, which showed last summer at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, as well as co-authoring a book about Salvador Dalí's society portraits.