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About Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D., is a curator, writer, and editor of European and Russian descent. He is the Curator & Head of Collections of Glenhyrst Art Gallery, the literary editor of First American Art Magazine, and an editorial board member for the Yearbook of Moving Image Studies based at Kiel University, Germany.


Present Sessional Professor, University of Toronto

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Contemporary Art, Curatorial Studies, Autobiographical Art, Photography, Relational Aesthetics, Affect Theory, Trauma Theory, and Spectatorship

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Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Artinfo Canada's "Top 30 Under 30"
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2011-2012
  • Western Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario, 2008-2010
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award (Nomination), 2010
  • Dean's Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • UTAPS Bursary, University of Toronto, 2007-2008
  • Millenium Bursary, York University, 2004
  • Dean's Entrance Scholarship, York University, 2003

Contact Information


Edited Books (1)

Edited Exhibition Catalogues (2)

Book Chapters (3)

Articles (126)