Cindy Stelmackowich is an Ottawa-based artist, curator, and professor. She has a BA and BFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Master of Arts from Carleton University, and Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Art from Binghamton University. Her artworks have been exhibited across Canada, the United States and Europe in solo and group exhibitions and has received grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Ottawa. Her artworks are in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, York University, as well as corporate and private collections.
She has developed innovative and creative curatorial projects across disciplines as a museum professional, curator and artist. Integrating practice and theory in meticulous and rigorous ways, her fields of interest span visual culture, rare books, history of science and medicine, scientific artifacts, biomedicine, gender issues, museum culture and more.
Dr. Stelmackowich has designed and offered courses at Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Binghamton University and Dalhousie University. She has been invited to lecture internationally, from Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and Leiden, to Harvard and Purdue Universities.
Her work as a museum consultant involves researching, designing and consulting for national museums such as the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canadian Consulate in New York, and for contemporary galleries such as the Dalhousie University Art Gallery and Artist Run-Centers Gallery 101 in Ottawa and Artists Space in New York City.
Her many publications appear in peer-review books, journals, blogs, art gallery brochures, scientific journals, biomedical books and contemporary art magazines.