EDUCATION
PhD Candidate, Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

MA, Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, 2016, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario.
     Thesis: Whimsical Bodies: Agency and Playfulness in Robotic Art through the work of Steve Daniels

BFA, Criticism and Curatorial Practice, 2014, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario.Minor: Drawing and Painting
    Thesis: The Danger of Advertising: Homogenization of Cultures and Infantilization of Consumers

PEER-REVIEW PUBLICATIONS

2018  

Legassie, Treva Michelle. “Playing, Performing, Policing: Navigating Avatar Expression in Second Life,” Video Game Art Reader 2.1, 2018. 86-96.

Legassie, Treva Michelle. “Keepers of the Bio Art Laboratory: Mangling Methods and Curating Critically,” RACAR: Special Issue What is Critical Curating? 43.2, 2018. 73-88. Edited by Marie Fraser and Alice Jim.

2017  

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Whimsical Bodies, Performative Machines and Networked Nonhumans: Aesthetics and Affects of Robotic Art,” De Gruyter Open Cultural Studies 1.1, 2017. 514-521.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Capricious creatures: Animal behaviour as a model for robotic art,” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research 15.1, 2017. 53-60.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “The Return of Wonder: Speculative Robotics and Re-enchanting the Machine,” ISEA:International Symposium on Electronic Art 2017, Manizalez, Colombia, edited by Julián Jaramillo Arango, Andrés Burbano, Felipe C. Londono and G. Mauricio Mejia. 546-553.

2016  

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Skawennati’s TimeTraveller™: Deconstructing the Colonial Matrix in Virtual Reality,” ALTERNATIVE: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 12.3, 2016. 236-249.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Arcade Fever: Economics, Affect and Interface Design of the 1970s and 1980s Video Arcade,” JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students 2.1, 2016. 43-50.

NON-PEER REVIEWED

Legassie, Treva Michelle. Exhibition Review “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything,” PUBLIC 57, 2018. 256-258.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Teresa Margolles, Mundos,” PUBLIC 56, 2017. 230-232.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Theaster Gates, How to Build a House Museum,” The Senses and Society 12.1, 2017. 123-125.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Avatar Activism,” PAUSE BUTTON 1.1, 2017.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “New Maps and Net.Art: Reframing Latin American Art Histories Online,” INTERARTIVE special issue on Art + New Media in Latin America 90, 2016.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. “Lively Objects: Curating ‘Broken’ Electronic Art,” THE ARTIFICE. 2016.

Pullen, Treva Michelle. Whimsical Bodies: Agency and Playfulness in Robotic Art. MA Thesis. OCAD University, 2016.

CURATORIAL

Sights of Feeling | Milieux Institute, Montreal, October 19, 2018.

Femynynytees | Arts Visuels Émergents, Montreal, Summer 2018.

SF: Speculative Fictions | Media Gallery, Concordia, December, 2017.

YMX: Migration, Lands and Loss after Mirabel | POPOP Gallery, Montreal, April 2017. (co-ordinator)

YMX: Migration, Lands and Loss after Mirabel | Media Gallery, Concordia, March 2017. (co-ordinator)

Tel Quel/As Is: Montreal Signs Project Recent Acquisitions | Media Gallery, Concordia, February 2017. (assistant curator)

Whimsical Bodies | OCAD University, Toronto, May 4-8 2016.

#nature: An Installation by Sean Martindale, OCAD University, March 12-14 2016.

Threshold, BoxCar Studio, Toronto. October 16th - 18th 2015.

Lively Objects, Museum of Vancouver, August 16th - October 9th 2015.
    Research Assistant to OCAD University’s Liberal Studies Dean, Dr. Caroline Langill.

GradEx 2015, OCAD University, April 29th - May 3rd 2015.
    Faculty curator for Drawing and Painting and Photography disciplines.

Influenc(Ed.) Machines, 49 McCaul, November 17-December 2 2014. (co-curator)

Speculations on the Body, OCAD University, October 24-November 7 2014
            Assistant curator to OCAD University’s Contemporary Painting and Print Media Chair, Natalie Waldburger. 

Look Inside, OCAD University Annual Exhibition, October 25, 2014.

CRCP Cohort GradEX, OCAD University, April 2014.

Flux II, OCAD University, Fall 2013.

Flux, OCAD University, Fall 2013.

Delight, Norman Felix Gallery, Winter 2012/13.

Past Lives, Norman Felix Gallery, November 2012.

Anti-Social, Norman Felix Gallery, Fall 2012.

Solo Exhibitions
2014    Shift & Release, Toronto/Ireland
2014    The Danger of Advertising, OCAD U Graduate Exhibition, Toronto.
2013    Story Teller, Gallery 814, Toronto.

Commissions 
2014     Celestial, 30x60, acrylic on canvas.
2013     Waterfall, 30x60, acrylic on canvas.
2013     Lotus, 24x36, acrylic on canvas.
2012     Collision, 30x60, acrylic on canvas.
2012     She Brought Him Warmth (triptych), 36x36, acrylic on canvas.

Group Exhibitions
2013    Expressions of the Spirit, Origo Gallery, Toronto. 
2012    Past Lives, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto.
2012    Dynamite, Insomnia, Toronto.
2012     Yonge/Dundas Takeover, Al Green Gallery, Toronto.