Katharine Lochnan


Hon.; B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D.

Lecturer, Art History

Room 314; ext. 276


Senior Curator Emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario

Teaching Level: Basic Degree (Sessional Faculty)
Specializations: Spirituality and Art History
Cross-listed to Theological and Pastoral Theology

Art historian Katharine Lochnan is adjunct professor at Regis College and senior curator emeritus at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is also project consultant to the Toronto School of Theology for the development of a new stream in Theology, Spirituality and Art. As a curator, she has produced major international exhibitions with publications focused on artistic visionaries including “The Earthly Paradise: The Arts and Crafts of William Morris in Canadian Collections”, “Holman Hunt: The Visionary Pre-Raphaelite”, “Turner, Whistler, Monet:  Impressionist Visions” and “Mystical Landscapes from Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr.” She is currently completing her Masters in Theological Studies and exploring ways of bringing theology, spirituality and art together. She exploring the theological context and content of works of art, the spiritual roots of artistic creativity and the ability of art to convey mystical experiences. A spiritual director, she is also interested in the potential of Visio Divina, the contemplation of works of art, as a spiritual practice.

  • Research Interests and Expertise

    • Spirituality and art

  • Courses

    • RGT3661 Mystical Landscape Art: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr (with M. Stoeber)
    • RGT6661 Mystical Landscape Art: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr (with M. Stoeber)

  • Selected publications

    Articles and Chapters