Dr Catriona McAra
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