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Jill Bain

Jill Bain

Associate Professor, Art History

Visual Arts

Abbotsford campus, C1402b

Phone: 604-504-7441, Ext. 4738, Voice Mail 4738

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AH 100 History of Art and Culture in a Global Context

AH 101 History of Western Art to 1400

AH 102 History of Western Art: 1400 to the Present
AH 205 Art Practices and Popular Culture 
AH 310 Studies in Medieval Art
AH 311 Studies in Renaissance Art
AH 313 Arts in Context: Romanticism


Jill Bain has taught courses in Art History and Visual Studies at UFV since 1994, after catching the teaching "bug" while leading tutorials as a teaching assistant and graduate student at the University of Victoria. As a dedicated teacher, Jill's goal is to empower her students to become critical, creative and independent thinkers. Her love of teaching and research led her to pursue further studies in the art of late medieval and Renaissance Italy at the University of Warwick, Coventry (UK), and during a residency at the British School at Rome (Italy). At UFV, Jill has designed and taught courses that range from the interrelations of art and contemporary popular culture and gender to global surveys and more intensive investigations of the art of the Italian Renaissance and the Medieval and Romantic eras; at UVic, she has taught courses on early medieval art, fifteenth-century Italy, and women and art. Jill's research has focused on the subjects of her graduate work in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and reflects her interests in aspects of color, marginalia, gender, and monastic art. Jill's career as both an art historian and a musician have taken her on travels around the world, and she has lived and studied in New York, London, and Rome.



1990    MA, University of Victoria

1980    BA, First Class Honours, University of Victoria

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"My time spent in the in the Visual Arts Dept. at UFV was the most exciting and rewarding educational experience of my life. The program was engaging, challenging, and most importantly inspiring".

  • – Eduardo Dioses
  •    BFA Alumni
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