Anne West is an educator, writer, and independent curator with a lifelong interest in creativity. Her research focuses on phenomenology and interpretive human studies, including poetics and mapping. With a Ph.D. in Arts and Media Studies from the University of Toronto, she is Senior Critic, Division of Graduate Studies, at Rhode Island School of Design. West is a Fellow of Syracuse University. Her interpretive projects have been featured on C.B.C. Radio, in catalogue essays for museums and galleries in Canada and the United States, in art journals, as well as through initiatives with numerous art schools, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Big Picture Company, and Fetzer Institute.