Dorinda Neave is an art historian, art curator and author who taught art history at Capilano University for 27 years.
Neave received a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester University and a post-graduate certificate in Education from Keele University before completing a Master of Arts at the University of Victoria.
Teaching has always been one of Neave's passions and throughout her time at Capilano University she enriched the classroom experience through innovative courses, content, experiential learning and cross-disciplinary approaches.
Neave's articles have been published in a variety of scholarly journals such as Art Journal and Woman's Art Journal. Her most recent article, "Portrait of the 16th Century Zen Buddhist Nun Shun'oku-Sōei, Daiji-in Temple, Kyoto: A Tale of Collaboration and Discovery" will be published in the June 2018 edition of the Virginia Review of Asian Studies. Her research takes her to many countries in Asia and Europe, and in the fall of 2017 she was a visiting scholar at Nichibunken (International Research Centre for Japanese Studies) in Kyoto.
Neave was lead author on the award-winning textbook Asian Art published in 2014. Asian Art has been successfully adopted as the textbook for Asian art history courses in many colleges and universities, including Capilano University. In 2016, Asian Art was awarded the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia that reflects current scholarship, presents innovative teaching strategies and reaches a wide audience.
Throughout her 27 years at Capilano University, Neave contributed to the Women's Studies committee, Indigenizing the Academy committee and the Aichi Gakusen Exchange Scholarship committee. For many years, Neave was chair of the Aichi Gakusen committee, which sent three CapU students annually to Japan for four to six months to study Japanese language and culture.
Dorinda Neave retired from Capilano University in 2016 and is currently writing a book on the 15th century Japanese Zen Buddhist monk-artist Sesshū Tōyō.