Overview

Current Work

Senior Lecturer, Higher Degree Research Convenor  

Expertise Keywords

  • Art criticism
  • Art history and theory
  • Bioart and Biodesign
  • Body Politics
  • Contemporary art
  • Fashion theory
  • Performance art

Subject Area Codes

  • Art Theory and Criticism
  • Design History and Theory
  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
  • Performance and Installation Art
  • Visual Cultures

Country Affiliations

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 29 (Other: 29)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Dr Laini Burton is Senior Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she is Program Director of Honours (Design, Design Futures, Digital Media, Fine Art, Photography). Her practice and research interests centre on body politics, bio-art and design, fashion theory, film and installation, performance and body/spatial relations. In particular, her focus lies in the historical dimension and contemporary applications of digital media technologies in art and design practice including areas such as embodiment and technology and biotechnologies, and the shaping of identities and everyday life through creative practices.

Laini's research activities reflect an ongoing desire for broad involvement in industries centred on art and design dialogues. Local, national and international connections in both academic and professional contexts are sought to extend her scholarship to the broader community in a range of platforms. She regularly participates in international and national conferences, acts as Panel Chair and panellist, peer reviews books and articles, performs public lectures, curates exhibitions, writes catalogue essays, assesses PhD, Masters and Honours examinations, exhibits her own art and publishes on research topics previously identified.

Laini's role as Program Director of Honours at the Queensland College of Art entails the design and delivery of curriculum that supports practice-led research to prepare students for post-University employment, while acting as a pathway to Higher Degree Research programs such as Masters of Arts, Master of Design, Doctor of Visual Arts and PhD. Further, as the Major Convenor for Studio Art at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art, Laini oversees courses on contemporary art and design theory and practice to advance critical thinking and innovative practices within the visual arts.

At postgraduate level, Laini supervises PhD, DVA and Masters research candidates whose areas of investigation align with her research expertise.
 

Teaching Philosophy

An enthusiastic teacher always gets better results from their students and through continued engagement with learning and teaching scholarship, mentoring from more senior academics, and exposure and participation in industry innovation ensures that I remain an informed and stimulating educator. In order to continuously improve and reflect on my teaching practice, I attend conferences, training workshops and participate in industry related events that compliment my areas of expertise. Apart from personal and professional development, the beneficiaries of these activities are my Undergraduate and HRD students. Engaging in industry training and forums results in a greater responsiveness to student research in art, fashion and design. Undertaking these activities motivates me to refine my academic focus while reinvigorating my teaching material and delivery. Further, this broad engagement encourages critical inquiry and creative innovation in students who are inspired by fresh approaches which I can share in class and in supervision, and which relate to their disciplinary interests.  

Current and Past Courses

  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Supervisor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Supervisor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • 2 Dimensional Practices (2622QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Then and Now (1601QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Spatial Practices (2625QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • 2 Dimensional Practices (2622QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Then and Now (1601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Spatial Practices (2625QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Spatial Practices (2625QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • 2 Dimensional Practices (2622QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Then and Now (1601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Then and Now (1601QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Teacher, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Industry Project (3538QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spatial Practices (2625QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Spatial Practices (2625QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Portfolio (3523QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Industry Practice (3609QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • 2 Dimensional Practices (2622QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Then and Now (1601QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Intro to Fashion Concepts (1621QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Intro to Fashion Concepts (1621QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Intro to Fashion Concepts (1621QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Major Studio Project (3603QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Now and Next (1617QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Art Theory Special Studies (2415QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Individual Practice 2 (3353QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Individual Practice 2 (3353QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Individual Practice 1 (3352QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Spatial Practices (2361QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Spatial Practices (2361QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Anatomy for Artists (2372QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2013.
  • Issues in Photo Hist: An Intro (2420QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Theory & Practice 2 (3354QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Theory & Practice 2 (3354QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • 2 Dimensional Practices (2360QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Theory & Practice 1 (3355QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Theory & Practice 1 (3355QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Theory & Practice 1 (3355QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Theory & Practice 1 (3355QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Art Theory Special Studies (2415QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Art Theory Special Studies (2415QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Issues in Photo Hist: An Intro (2420QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Issues in Photo Hist: An Intro (2420QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Fine Art Special Studies (2331QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Drawing from Life (2364QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Drawing from Life (2364QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Introduction to Life Drawing (2368QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Introduction to Life Drawing (2368QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.
  • Individual Practice 1 (3352QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Spatial Practices (2361QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Anatomy for Artists (2372QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2012.
  • Theory & Practice 2 (3354QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Drawing Investigations (2357QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Mapping the Modern (7010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Mapping the Modern (1208QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (1209QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Postmodern (7012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Mapping the Modern (7010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Australian Art (3403QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • The Body in Visual Culture (2436QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Design Research Project (6510QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6301QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Visual Arts Research Methods (6303QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Visual Arts Research Methods (6303QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Spatial Practices (2625QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • 2 Dimensional Practices (2622QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P4)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Hons. Studio Research Project (6202QCA_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6202QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Research Project (6510QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Research Project (6510QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Design Research Project (6510QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6301QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6301QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Fine Art Honours Folio Project (6301QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Fashion and Art (2401QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Visual and Creative Arts Rsch (7095QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Intro to Research Methods (6013QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6501QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Design Research Methods (6511QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Exegesis (6012QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Visual Arts Research Methods (6303QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Visual Arts Research Methods (6303QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Masters Exegesis (7022QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Visual and Creative Arts RSCH (6304QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6901QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Life Drawing (2368QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2012.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

At postgraduate level, Laini supervises PhD, DVA and Masters research candidates whose areas of investigation align with her research expertise.</br></br>Current Supervision (2016):</br></br>PhD (Principal Supervisor) - Gabriella Wilson</br>Research Topic - Taking Action: Improving the Effectiveness of Collaborative Art as a Social & Cultural Change Strategy</br></br>PhD (Principal Supervisor) - Sonia York-Pryce</br>Research Topic - Ageism and the Mature Dancer: An Investigation into Ageism and Longevity in Today's Contemporary Ballet Culture</br></br>PhD (Principal Supervisor) - Yoko Lance</br>Research Topic - The Social documentary photography research of death and funerals</br></br>PhD (Associate Supervisor) - Hazel Cope</br>Research Topic - Art and the medical environment</br></br>PhD (Associate Supervisor) - Amy Carkeek</br>Research Topic - How has the construction of the hyperreal (photographic) image contributed to the fabrication of an idealised veneer in contemporary culture?</br></br>DVA (Principal Supervisor) - Justin Garnsworthy</br>Research Topic - From Drawing to Hyperdrawing: Limitless Boundaries?</br></br>DVA (Co-Principal Supervisor) - Rae Cooper</br>Research Topic - Mass Media, Protest Design and Identity</br></br>DVA (Associate Supervisor) - Kelly McIlvenny</br>Research Topic - The Social and Emotional Photographic Documentation of Maternal Health in Impoverished Regions</br></br>MPhil (Principal Supervisor) - Ursula Cooper</br>Research Topic - Examining the fragmented body as matter out of place: Can order be restored to abjection?</br></br>MVA (Principal Supervisor) - Nicola Parsons</br>Research Topic - The Rapunzel Syndrome: the monstrous feminine through the abjection of hair</br></br>MVA (Associate Supervisor) - Hadieh Afshani</br>Research Topic - Double Displacement: A painterly response for Iranian Immigrants

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Dr Laini Burton is Senior Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she is Program Director of Honours (Design, Design Futures, Digital Media, Fine Art, Photography). Her practice and research interests centre on body politics, bio-art and design, fashion theory, film and installation, performance and body/spatial relations. In particular, her focus lies in the historical dimension and contemporary applications of digital media technologies in art and design practice including areas such as embodiment and technology and biotechnologies, and the shaping of identities and everyday life through creative practices.  

Education and Training

  • DVA Doctor Of Visual Arts, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2002 - 2006
  • BVA Hons Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Griffith University 2001 - 2001

Academic experience

  • Lecturer, Art Theory/Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus 2008 - 2012
  • Sessional Academic, Queensland College of Art, Southbank Campus: South Brisbane, QLD, Australia 2003 - 2008

Internal service roles

  • Member - Directors of Programs Committee, Queensland College of Art 2017 -
  • Member - Learning and Teaching Committee, Queensland College of Art 2017 -
  • First Year Advisor, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus 2010 - 2011

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Scholar, Shandong College of the Arts, Jinan, China 2004 - 2004

Editorial roles

  • Guest Editor, Intellect: Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, Volume 3, Numbers 1 & 2 2013 - 2014

External advisory roles

  • Assessor, SmartyGrants, Ministry for the Arts, Department of Communications and the Arts, Federal Government 2016 - Present

Professional memberships

  • DIA Member, 2014 - Present
  • AAH Member, Association for Art History 2015 -
  • POPCAANZ Professional Member; Panel Chair, Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand 2014 - Present
  • NAVA Member, National Association of Visual Arts 2014 - Present
  • AAANZ Professional Member, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2008 - Present
  • CAA Professional Member, College Art Association 2015 - Present