An independent art historian and scholar, Adrienne holds an MA and BFA from Concordia University and is currently a PhD student in Art History at McGill University. Adrienne's current research is focused on African Canadian and African Diasporic landscape painting from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as it relates to the exploration African Canadian presence, the African Diaspora, and the ways in which deep-seated logics of anti-blackness reproduce Blacks and blackness as ‘out of place’ in humanity’s lived and imagined landscapes. Adrienne is co-founder of Ethnocultural Art Histories Research (EAHR), a student-driven research community based in Concordia University’s Art History Department. Launched in 2011 with Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim, EAHR facilitates opportunities for exchange and creation in the examination of, and engagement with, issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the visual arts in Canada.
adrienne.johnson [at] mail.mcgill.ca