Artist Tia Halliday will speak about her current research into the relationship between materiality, portraiture and the body online. With a special focus on selfie culture, Halliday will highlight how contemporary art can help inform a new public pedagogy of the body in a digital age.
Tia Halliday was born in Calgary Alberta. She received a BFA in distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design, attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained an MFA from Concordia University. Halliday has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions and performance projects across Canada, the U.S.A and Europe. Aluminum dye sublimation print, 1 inch float mounted, 2016. Halliday is currently a tenure-track Instructor of visual art and theory at the University of Calgary’s Department of Art.