Initially launched during the 2014 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), The Body Electric digital art exhibit annually showcases an inspiring selection of visual art, in a range of media, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and film.


Initialement lancé lors de la Conférence Internationale sur 2014 résidents (CIFR ), Le Corps Électrique art numérique exposition présente chaque année une sélection inspirante de l’art visuel, dans une gamme de médias, y compris la photographie, le dessin, la peinture, la sculpture et le cinéma.

Curatorial Statements

Curatorial Team

Dr. Lisa Richardson, Co-Curator
Dr. Lisa Richardson, Co-Curator

Lisa Richardson is an award-winning clinician-educator in the University of Toronto’s Division of General Internal Medicine. Her academic interest lies in the integration of critical, non-bioscientific perspectives into medical education.  She currently practices at the Toronto Western Hospital where she is Site Director for the Core Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is Faculty co-Lead in Indigenous Medical Education for the University of Toronto’s medical school and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She is a 2014-2016 AMS Phoenix Fellow.

Dr. Allison Crawford, Co-Curator
Dr. Allison Crawford, Co-Curator

Dr. Allison Crawford is a Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and Director of the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program and Telepsychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her focus is on community and transcultural psychiatry, and arts-based health research. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at UofT; her dissertation explores physician-writing in the Canadian Arctic and Inuit literature on health. She is Editor-in-Chief of Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities www.ars-medica.ca.

Erin MacIndoe Sproule, Assistant Curator
Erin MacIndoe Sproule, Assistant Curator (2016)

Erin MacIndoe Sproule is a freelance documentary filmmaker, journalist and producer.  She has produced and developed content for leading Canadian networks including the CBC, History Channel and Discovery Channel. Currently she works at the University of Guelph’s REDLAB, a research project that uses filmmaking and storytelling to create opportunities for marginalized communities. Her 2010 documentary film, The Human Project has screened in the Culture Unplugged Film Festival as well as the Mississauga International Film Festival. She has a Masters degree in Fine Art Photography from Instituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, Spain and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University.

Bryn Ludlow, Graphic and Web Designer (2016), Assistant Curator (2014 - 2015)
Bryn A. Ludlow, Graphic and Web Designer (2016), Assistant Curator (2014-2015)

Bryn A. Ludlow is a Ph.D. Candidate at York University in the Department of Communication Studies, York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at OCAD University in Integrated Media (2010) and a Master of Arts in Health & Aging at McMaster University (2012). She has curated many art exhibits with a medical theme including “The Light On Our Stories: Exhibit and auction by survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault” at the Centre for Studies in Women’s Education, OISE/UofT. From 2009-2010, she curated two anatomical art exhibitions of student work from OCAD University, Sheridan College, and the University of Toronto that were exhibited at MaRS Discovery District, the Ontario Science Centre, and OCAD University. http://brynludlow.com

Advisory Group

Prof. Andrea Charise, Advisory Group
Prof. Andrea Charise, Advisory Group

Andrea Charise is an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where her research and teaching focus on health humanities, arts-based approaches to health studies, and literary representations of older age. She received the 2014 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature and has published in venues including Health Expectations, Academic Medicine, Essays in Romanticism, and English Literary History (ELH). She can be found online at www.andreacharise.com or on Twitter as @AndreaCharise.

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Prof. Carol-Ann Courneya, Advisory Group

I am the founding co-director and co-curator of the White Coat Warm Art National Art Exhibit held annually in conjunction with the Canadian Conference of Medical Education.  My research is in Medical Education. Recently I have been studying the role of Arts and Humanities in shaping wellness and professional identity in medical students. My previous interests have included Faculty Development, Admissions and International Medical Education. I have ongoing scholarly connections with Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal, and am Assistant Dean, Student Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/courneya/

Dr. Max Montalvo, Advisory Group
Dr. Max Montalvo, Advisory Group

Born and raised in Mexico City, Max Montalvo immigrated to Canada with his family in 1982. He is an assistant professor at Queen’s University and practicing emergency room physician in Kingston, Ontario, where he lives with his wife, their eight-year old son and their two cats. In 2010 Max directed his first feature length film, EL PAYO, an award-winning documentary chronicling the tragic story of an obscure and influential guitarist from northern Ontario who spawned a vibrant flamenco culture still thriving across Canada. He currently conducts research on sound and light manipulation in the emergency department. http://www.161factorial.com/

Dr. Stephen Tulk, Advisory Group
Dr. Stephen Tulk, Advisory Group

Dr. Stephen Tulk is a practicing family physician, working in a Community Health Centre, and a medical illustrator. As Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Art & Sciences at OCADU, he teaches Human Anatomy as a science credit, and as an Instructor in the Faculty of Art, he teaches Anatomy for Artists as a studio credit. He has served as an advisor to students doing research and thesis work related to medical issues, and has helped students organize exhibits of artwork related to anatomy and the body. http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/design-for-health/faculty.htm

Prof. Natalie Waldburger, Advisory Group
Prof. Natalie Majaba Waldburger, Advisory Group

Natalie Majaba Waldburger received her B.A. specializing in Women’s Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design receiving the Drawing and Painting Department Medal. Currently Natalie is the Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media. at OCAD University. Her paintings are represented in various public, private and corporate collections in Europe, North America, and Australia. Natalie is exhibiting internationally with Blunt Projects, a project-based collective representing Canadian artists internationally. http://nataliewaldburger.squarespace.com/



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