MEET OUR STAFF




director

GALLERY DIRECTOR
Morgan Wedderspoon

ugallery.director@queensu.ca


Morgan Wedderspoon is a Katarokwi-Kingston based visual artist and a settler of Scottish-English descent. She maintains an art practice in print media including book works, sculpture, installation, and participatory projects. She earned a Master of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Queen’s University. Informed by her longtime involvement with non-profit artist-run centres, she is passionate about art practice in community and its potential for grassroots-led social transformation—both imagining and working toward a more just and livable future for all. Wedderspoon enjoys being a part of the learning community of Queen’s University, where she teaches within the BFA Program. In her free time, you’ll find her biking, knitting, and learning to grow food at Oak Street Garden.




programs director

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Abby Nowakowski

ugallery@queensu.ca


Abby Nowakowski is a queer interdisciplinary artist and art educator who is driven by curiosity and community. Overtly passionate about the arts, Abby works to spread advocacy for care, share stories, and make space for radical softness. Their practice extends into art facilitation with a range of collaborations including workshops, performances, and community weaving opportunities. They currently live and work as an uninvited guest on the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek.




project coordinator

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT
Hadley Howes

ug.curatorialassistant@gmail.com


Hadley Howes works from the position of a white, queer, trans, artist and PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Their research interests in abolitionist aesthetic practices, (counter-)monument and art in urban spaces is informed by their professional experience creating public art and their extensive international exhibition history as a visual artist working in research-rich, site-responsive and multimedia installation. They are currently dedicated to collective engagement and imaginative processes of co-creation. With four planets in Libra, Hadley generally makes decisions by consulting The Wild Beyond, Next World Tarot, or a friend who lives by the ocean.




research fellow and curator

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT
Elyse Longair
ug.curatorialassistant@gmail.com


Elyse Longair is an artist, curator and image theorist, currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies at Queen’s University. In 2021, Longair received her MFA from the Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design program at OCAD University. From 2020-2021, she was an RBC Emerging Artist at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Longair’s ‘simple image’ theory in collage re-imagines the role of images away from the overt-complexity that dominates our world, opening up new possibilities for imagined futures.




program assistant

PROGRAMS ASSISTANT
Yashfeen Afzaal
ug.programassistant@gmail.com


Yashfeen Afzaal is a second-year Bachelor of Arts Honours student at Queen’s University majoring in Art History. She was born and raised in Markham, Ontario and has a deep fascination with art history, especially regarding the relationship between fashion and art and how the two interact with one another. She is interested in exploring the cultural and social changes that have occurred in fashion and how that has influenced us in modern-day society.




artist assistant

PROGRAM INTERN
Tiffany Harianto


Tiffany Harianto is a first-year Master of Public Health student at Queen’s University. She grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and graduated from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at McMaster University with a minor in Psychology. During her undergraduate degree, she assisted in developing a community course on the potential of music care to improve mental health. She is also a managing editor of Sanctuary, a community anthology based in Hamilton. Tiffany is passionate about the arts and is fascinated by the connections between art, culture, and health and wellness.