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Amy Wallace

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Degrees:PhD. University of Toronto
Phone:613.520.2600 x 6132

Dr. Amy Wallace is an art historian and curator who specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art with a focuson the intersections of art and the environment during this period.She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2019. Her dissertation, entitled “Studio of Nature: The Transformation of Artists’ Studios, 1845–1910,” examined the impact of artists’ changing relationship to nature on studios in Britain, France, and the United States from the advent of Realism to the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the twentieth century. A second area of Dr. Wallace’s research is the status and representation of women artists in Canada. In 2013 she co-authored an article with Dr. Joyce Zemans on this subject that used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine gender disparity in exhibitions, acquisitions, prizes, and funding for the visual arts. Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. She recently curated The Artist’s Dream: Works of French Symbolism(Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2020). The exhibition explored dreaming as a metaphor for artistic vision during the Symbolist movement in France. She is currently developing other curatorial projects focused on nineteenth-century art in Europe and North America.