Joan Greer

Professor, History of Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Alberta

Joan Greer’s research engages with issues of artistic identity, the history of environmentalism, and theories of nature and ecological envisioning—both historically (most particularly in the long nineteenth century), and in contemporary art and design. Joan teaches at the University of Alberta in the department of History of Art, Design and Visual Culture, is a founding committee member of the Faculty of Arts/ALES Environmental Studies (ES) Programme, and an ongoing member the University of Alberta Religious Studies (RS), and the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Interdisciplinary Programmes. Joan’s current major project is entitled Visualizations of Nature in late nineteenth-century Dutch art and print culture: Religion, Science and Art. Other recent and ongoing research projects include “’To everything there is a season’: the rhythms of the year in Vincent van Gogh’s socio-religious world view”, Van Gogh and the Seasons, ed. Sjraar van Heugten, (exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2017) republished by Princeton University Press, March 2018; “Visualizations of ‘Nature’: Entomology and Ecological Envisioning in the art of Willem Roelofs and Vincent van Gogh” (submitted for publication of proposed essay collection provisionally entitled Eco-critical approaches to 19th century art); “Art in the Anthropocene II: a selection of visual research from the University of Alberta Printmakers”, exhibition for Change for Climate: Art for Change Community series, Edmonton, March 2018.