About

About

Allison Ksiazkiewicz’s practice explores the ways we tell stories about Nature and ourselves through natural history and the physical sciences. Bringing together a background in fine arts and history of science, Ksiazkiewicz considers the relationship between history and landscape in the making of cultural identities. Before arriving in England for postgraduate and doctoral studies in History of Science at Cambridge University (2008 and 2013), she earned a BFA from Mount Allison University (2002) specializing in drawing and printmaking, and a MA in Art History from York University (2007) focusing on the display of natural history in Canadian museums. In 2015 she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to conduct new research for her book Archetypes of Nature: Visualizing Geological Landscape during the British Enlightenment. Her current collaborative project Mythical Canines uses ancient Attic ceramic technology to consider the making and meaning of different dog breeds.