Your Art Here: Contemporary Artists, Advertising and the Infiltration of the American Periodical. Book manuscript submitted for publication.
Your Art Here: Contemporary Art and Print Advertisements, 1964 - 1980 (2015)
Emboldened by the cultural appropriations of Pop art, many artists in the 1960s and '70s began directly interposing their work into the pages of mass media publications. This dissertation establishes artist-generated print advertisements as paradigms of this avant-garde trend, revealing the incisive dialogues they fostered on feminism, racial politics, sexuality, commercialization and other important issues facing the art world at the time. Investigating magazine ads and newspaper classifieds placed by Yoko Ono, Ray Johnson, Terry Fugate-Wilcox, Ed Ruscha, Judy Chicago, Bruce Conner, Lynda Benglis and other American artists between 1964 and 1980, this study classifies these works as exemplars not only of each artist’s oeuvre and but also of wider artistic movements challenging post-war cultural norms.
Essays on Jenny Saville, Deborah Kass, Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Miwa Yanagi and Zuka in Linda Nochlin, Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015).
“The Unbearable Lightness of Curating, or, How to Write a Curatorial Essay on Young Contemporary Artists that Situates their Work in the Annals of Art History While Also Resisting the Need for Such Contextualization,” in Senior Honors Studio, exhibition catalogue (New York: New York University Curatorial Collaborative, 2015).
EXPAND//FOLD//COLLAPSE: Sculptures by Marta Chilindron, digital exhibition catalogue, co-authored and edited with Susanna V. Temkin (New York: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2014).
"Dynamite Packed Thrillers, Joys of the Flesh, & Other Added Attractions: Reginald Marsh & The Golden-Age of Movies" online exhibition catalogue (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 2013).
“Exhibition History,” in Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World, edited by Barbara Haskell, exhibition catalogue (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).
"Behind the Games: Street Art and Protest During the Mexico City (1968) and the Rio de Janeiro (2016) Olympics." Ridiculosa, no. 24 (Fall 2017).
"Art Everywhere: The Met's Little Known Collection of Advertising Art," In Circulation (November 25, 2015).
“The Art of Protest and the Year that Changed the World: A Study of the 1968 Student Demonstration Posters in Paris and Mexico City,” University of Toronto Art Journal (August 2011).
Review of "Realize Your Desires: Underground Press from the Library of Stefan Brecht (2017)," caa.reviews (March 22, 2017).
CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA
Newsstand Conceptualism: Contemporary American Artists, Periodicals and the Democratic Dissemination of an Artistic Idea, International Association of Word and Images Studies Triennial Conference, Lausanne Switzerland, July 13, 2017.
Self-Destruct: The Renounced Works of John Baldessari, Carl Andre and Donald Judd, Spring Fellows Colloquium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 31, 2017.
Benglis vs. Artforum: Vulgarity, Censorship and the Print Advertisement as Contemporary Art Object, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 8, 2016.
Riotous Conceptualism: Satire, Commerce, and Advertising in Conceptual Art, Spring Fellows Colloquium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1, 2016.
Art Inc.: Satire, Commerce and Conceptual Art, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, March 23, 2016.
Ego-Seums or Jewel Boxes? The Contradictory Nature of Tax-Exempt Private Museums in the Twenty-First Century, College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., February 6, 2016.
Artists, Advertising and Audacity: Lynda Benglis's Infamous Artforum Spread and the Controversial Role of the Female Body in Contemporary Art, The Rutgers Art History Graduate Student Symposium, April 10, 2015.
Your Art Here: Print Advertisements and Contemporary Art, 1964 to 1980, Works in Progress Lecture Series, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, October 21, 2014.
Your Art Here: Print Advertisements, Imaginary Galleries and Contemporary Art, 1964 to 1971, Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Symposium, April 11, 2014.
Learning to See: The Art Museum Goes to College, jointly presented with Katharine Learned, Director of Facilities, Northfield Mount Herman School, at the Society for College and University Planning North Atlantic Regional Conference, April 12, 2012, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, April 17, 2012.
The Art of Protest: A Study of the 1968 Student Demonstration Posters in Paris and Mexico City, University of Toronto Graduate Symposium, January 28, 2011.
Modernism is Nothing, guest lecture in graduate course on "Nothing" in the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of Arts, New York University, March 20, 2018.
Postmodernism is Nothing, guest lecture in graduate course on "Nothing" in the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of Arts, New York University, April 16, 2018.
Career Panel: What to Do After the MA, Discussant, The Institute of Fine Arts, December 13, 2017.
Visions for the Greater Good: Three Leading Perspectives on Art, Collecting and Philanthropy, Organizer and Moderator, The Institute of Fine Arts, March 21, 2017.
Infiltration Art, Co-Convener, College Art Association Annual Conference Panel, New York, February 16, 2017.
Alumni Career Panel: The Art Market, Moderator, The Institute of Fine Arts, April 28, 2015.
New York University Curatorial Collaborative Artist and Curators Panel, Discussant, The Institute of Fine Arts, March 6, 2015.
GRANTS, AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Research and Collections Specialist Fellowship, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2015-2017).
Institute of Fine Arts Nominee for NYU's Outstanding Dissertation Award (2015-2016), Lila Acheson Wallace Scholarship (IFA), Robert Goldwater Fellowship (IFA), Eleanor Pearson Travel Grant (IFA), Leon Levy & Shelby White Travel Fellowship (IFA), Dean's Student Travel Grant (NYU).
Cum Laude, Williams College (2007), Berkshire Art Fellow, Berkshire Art Association (2007), Art History 1960s Scholar, Williams College (2006-2007), Kraft Alumni Sponsored Intern, Williams College (2006), Dean's List, Williams College (2003-2007).
Steering Group Member, New York City Digital Art History Initiative.
Member, College Art Association (CAA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS), Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA),Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Assocation (CRSA).
Guest Critic, Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, March 2018.
Editor, ifacontemporary.org, an online platform for critical and scholarly writing on contemporary art, 2015-2016.
Juror, Alternative Avenues: The 95th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Contemporary Artists, Winter 2012.