Meet the Team
Michèle Pearson Clarke is a Trinidad-born artist who works in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of emotions related to longing and loss. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Ryerson Image Centre, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Images Festival in Toronto; and International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Based in Toronto, she holds an MSW from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Documentary Media Studies from Ryerson University, and is currently artist-in-residence at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Find out more about her work here.
Linda Jansma has been the Curator of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery since 1994 and was promoted to Senior Curator in 2012. Prior to the RMG, Jansma worked in a commercial gallery and as Curator for a Toronto-based collector. She completed an Honours BA at Queen’s University and a MA at the University of East Anglia, both in art history. She has curated and produced numerous exhibitions that have travelled nationally including The Collaborationists: Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Shelagh Keeley, Gordon Monahan: Seeing Sound; Simone Jones: All That Is Solid; Walter Tandy Murch: The Spirit of Things and Kazuo Nakamura: The Nature of Things. She co-curated the 2014-15 exhibition Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form which was organized in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Jansma has written essays for catalogues dealing with both historical and contemporary art. She is the Chair of the City of Oshawa’s Art and History Committee, as well as the Chair of the Advisory committee of Durham College’s Fine Art programme and is a member of the City of Oshawa’s Public Art Advisory Committee.
Jayne Wilkinson is a Toronto-based writer, editor and curator. She holds an M.A. in Art History and Critical Theory from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and her research and writing focuses on contemporary photography and lens-based practices, with specific attention to issues of surveillance, security and representation. She has contributed critical essays to a variety of journals and publications, including C Magazine, Prefix Photo, Drain Magazine, InVisible Culture and others. She is currently a sessional instructor in the University of Toronto’s Visual Studies department and is editor/publisher of Prefix Photo magazine.