About Me

Catriona McAra

Dr Catriona McAra

Curator at Leeds College of Art

I was awarded my doctorate in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow (2012), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2014) with a project on creative ageing.

My research is primarily focused on feminist aesthetics and surrealist legacies in contemporary art and literature, with a particular interest in the work of the American centenarian Dorothea Tanning. My first book-length study of her work was recently published by Routledge. Another persistent theme has been the intersection between art and science, with projects on the work of Tessa Farmer.

I am also a practicing research curator. Recent curated projects include Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer (2016) and Felice House: Re/Western with Sharon Bainbridge (2017).

catrionamcara [at] gmail.com

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