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Visual Art

Search Artist's Name in QCAT

4 ways to search for an artist in QCAT:

By Author: hatoum mona

By Subject Heading: hatoum mona

By Keyword: mona hatoum

By Keyword Boolean: mona and hatoum (or as a phrase search: "mona hatoum")

Check out artists in the Parkett series: Art Collection NX456 .P358 (volume contents:

200 artworks, 25 years : artists' editions for Parkett : catalogue raisonne: Art Collection (non-circ) N6496.3 .S9 Z87 2009. Artists listed alphabetically and chronologically.

See also Art now, a set of artist biographies and art movements: Art Collection N6497 .A78 2008 v. 1-4

Finding Exhibition Catalogues

Use the subheading “exhibitions” in a Keyword Boolean search for exhibition catalogues:

belmore and exhibition? [truncated for singular or plural]

rebecca and belmore and exhibition?

belmore and exhibition? and ottawa

Finding Books and Exhibition Catalogues

Search QCAT, the catalogue of the Queen's University Library, by Author, Title, Keyword/Keyword BooleanSubject Heading, or Call Number to find books, exhibition catalogues and materials in other formats in our collection.
Search by Keyword Boolean to find books on topics or information in other formats, especially if you don't know the correct subject heading, or specific author or title. Use Keyword Boolean operators and”, “or”, “not to combine terms, to do phrase searching or truncation of terms.
Narrow or refine search by adding other terms, such as geographic, time period, or an art form: e.g.

nauman and installations
painting and abstract and canada
Broaden search using the "?" symbol to truncate for variable word endings (e.g. nouns, adjectives, singular or plural) or by using "or" between similar or possible terms nested in brackets: e.g.
painting? and abstract and canad?
sculpture? and (bourgeois or "kiki smith")*
frenkel and exhibition? and agnes
"laurie anderson" and video? (for all formats of videorecordings) [or use the "Videos/DVDs/Streaming Video" limit feature in QCAT]

* Note the nested (i.e. bracketed) search for similar or possible terms, combined with your and term.

Use quotes around a phrase or concept, including full artist names: e.g.
"performance art"
"gilbert & george"
"nam june paik"
Limit large result sets by library location or by using "not": e.g.
"yoko ono" not lennon
"avant garde" (tip: limit to “Art Collection”)
environments or situations (limit to a library - e.g. "Art Collection" )
From your results, select useful titles and click on the Subject Headings assigned to find other books on your topic. E.g.:
Anatomy, Artistic
Art, Modern--21st century
Art movements--History--20th century
Art criticism
Conceptual art
Decorative arts--Canada
Human figure in art
Installations (art)
Painting, modern--20th century
Street art