Teaching & research interests

  • Art, decolonizination, social activism in the Canadian cultural landscape
  • Technologies of literacy and the overlap between literary and visual art
  • Teaching thru art: every semiotics and the representation of identity

Chantal's background

Recipient of the 2016 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award, Chantal has been a member of the SFU community since 2002. She teaches written and visual communication courses in the School of Interactive Art & Technology (SIAT) and occasionally ‘moonlights’ as a sessional lecturer for the Beedie School of Business. 

As well, Chantal is a writer and visual artist interested in the cultural production of knowledge. Her work explores the overlap between literary and visual art.  Challenging colonialism head on, her multimedia projects unpack the imperialist notions quietly embedded everyday things—from academic school books to kitschy souvenir spoons. Her recent works have been exhibited at the ROM in Toronto and the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal. Her first book, How She Read, will be published by Caitlin Press in January 2019.

Artist Website: chantalgibson.com

Selected exhibitions

Current & upcoming courses