History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Marina Dumont Gauthier


Email: marina.dumontgauthier@mail.utoronto.ca

Supervisor:  Jordan Bear

Marina Dumont graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in 2012, where she completed a specialist in Art History as well as a minor in Latin American Studies. During her degree, she had the opportunity to study abroad in France at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. During her Masters she focused her research on the transatlantic exchanges between European and Latin American artists during the twentieth century. After completing her degree in 2013, she joined the Department of Canadian Art at Waddington’s Auctioneer & Appraisers working closely with respected Canadian art specialist Linda Rodeck. Upon completing her internship, she was hired at the Thompson Landry Gallery where she quickly rose to the position of Assistant Gallery Director. In 2016, she started her PhD at the University of Toronto.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • 20th century avant-garde movements
  • Transatlantic studies
  • Latin American art
  • Critical theory
  • Aesthetics and politics and ethics
  • Globalization
  • Modernism
  • Cultural studies
Current Research
  • Her current research focuses on the importance of urban spaces as sites of international mediation and mutual influence, and their impact on the work of key European and Latin American artists of the avant-garde. Engaging with the numerous interventions into the history and theory of modernism, she explores how the development of different avant-gardes movements in the first half of the twentieth century have shaped our perceptions of the agency and creative self-fashioning of the Latin American artists.
  • MA University of Toronto, 2013
  • BA University of Toronto, 2012
Recent Awards
  • 2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 2012 Sandra Rotman Prize, University of Toronto (Awarded to the art history student who achieved the highest cumulative GPA in his/her undergraduate courses)
  • 2012 Canadian Association of Hispanists Prize for the Best Undergraduate Essay “Word-Image: the Birth of a Utopia Through the Art of Xul Solar” under the supervision of Prof. Rosa Sarabia (University of Toronto, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese)

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