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Education

Doctor of Philosophy

2018 – 2022 (expected)

Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Major Field: European Art 1860-1960

Minor Field: American Art 1865-1941

Master of Arts

2016-2018

Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Qualifying papers: “Theater of Death: Sarah Bernhardt’s Morbid Photograph and Belle Époque Consumerism” and “Fluid Mediums: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Early Watercolors”

Bachelor of Arts

2010-2014

French, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Senior Thesis: “La Vie Surréelle de Baya”

Professional Experience

April 2019 Curator of “Mutating Bodies, Transgressing Boundaries”

A temporary solo-exhibition for Saint Louis-based artist Bryan Page (https://www.bryanpagefineart.com/) at the Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, April 5-12, 2019

January 2019 – Current Regular contributor for www.theartblog.org
Winter 2018 Curator of CONSENT/DISSENT

A pop-up exhibition of work by local artists at Foam, a café and bar located in Saint Louis, December 8-18, 2018

Fall 2018 Founder of [ALT+SPACE] Curatorial Collective https://altspacepopup.wixsite.com/altspace
Spring 2018 Gallery talk and research on the lithograph, Femmes d’Alger (1955), by Pablo Picasso, Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Spring 2018 Curator of PORK RIND GOES TO TOWN

A solo-exhibition of work by artist Mitchell Oliver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate Student Art History Symposium, More Than Sustenance: Food in Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Fall 2015 Curatorial and Editorial Intern, The Luminary, Saint Louis, MO
Summer 2015 Curatorial Intern, Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

 Publications

Spring 2019 “Why Are These Here? Antony Gormley’s ‘STAND’, Public Art, and the American Art Museum.” The Art Blog (April 23, 2019): https://www.theartblog.org/2019/04/why-are-these-here-antony-gormleys-stand-public-art-and-the-american-art-museum/
Spring 2019 “Rachel Lebo and the Sociology of Architecture.” All the Art: The Visual Art Quarterly of Saint Louis (March 2019): 17-18.
Winter 2018 “What Black is and Can Be.” Human Ties (February 18, 2019): https://humanities.wustl.edu/features/murphy-mccoy-afro-surrealism-what-black-and-can-be
Winter 2018 “CrocoDykes Bite Back: Janie Stamm at Granite City Art and Design District.” Temporary Art Review (Winter 2018): http://temporaryartreview.com/crocodykes-bite-back-janie-stamm-at-granite-city-art-and-design-district/
Winter 2018 “[ALT+SPACE]: Alternative Spaces in the Arts.” All the Art: The Visual Art Quarterly of Saint Louis (Winter 2018): 15-16.
Spring 2018 “Pablo Picasso, Femmes d’Alger, Lithography, 1955.”

Permanent collection text for the exhibition Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: http://kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/collection/explore/artwork/1938

Fall 2017 “Collaborating Art Institutions.” All the Art: The Visual Art Quarterly of Saint Louis (Summer 2017): 21-22.

Research Conferences

March 2019 “Bryan Page’s Mutated Bodies: Transgressing Physical and Conceptual Boundaries,” Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri
April 2018 “Healing Through Integrative Hybridity in Kader Attia’s Reason’s Oxymorons,” Midwest Art History Society, Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
October 2017 “A Theater of Death: Sarah Bernhardt’s Morbid Photographs and Belle Époque Consumerism,” Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Department of Art History, Rice University
May 2014 “La Vie Surréelle de Baya,” Student Research Conference, Truman State University
January 2014 “The Sabine Women: (R)evolution of Women in Art,” Women’s and Gender Research Conference, Truman State University
May 2013 “The Women of Jacques-Louis David,” Student Research Conference, Truman State University

 Awards

Spring 2019 Department of Art History and Archaeology Pollard-Stein Teaching Award

Annual award given to the teaching assistant who has considered most meaningfully to gateway courses in the Department

Spring 2019 Travel Grant, Summer Research in France, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis

 

Spring 2019 First Place – Outstanding Poster and Presentation in the Arts and Humanities category

Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

Fall 2018 Small Change Grant, Civic Engagement Fund, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

Supplemental funding for the event “Afro-Surrealism/Futurism: Radical Black Imagination” planned for Spring 2019

Summer 2018 Travel Grant, Summer Research in France, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Dissertation research at the Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer in Aix-en-Provence (two weeks) and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, France (one week)

Spring 2018 Travel Grant, Conference Presentation at Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference (Indianapolis), Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis
Fall 2018 Travel Grant, Conference Presentation at Rice University, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis
2016-2022 University Full Tuition Scholarship, Washington University in Saint Louis
2011-2014 President’s Honorary Scholarship, Truman State University
2013 Donna Crawford Study Abroad Scholarship, Truman State University
2010 Xavier Merit Scholarship, Xavier University

Teaching Experience

2017 – Current Section Leader (Teaching Assistant), Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Spring 2019: Introduction to Modern Art, Architecture, and Design

Fall 2018: Introduction to Western Art, Architecture, and Design

Spring 2018: Introduction to Modern Art, Architecture, and Design

Fall 2017: Introduction to Western Art, Architecture, and Design

2014 – 2015 English Language Assistant, Lycée Jacques Feyder, Académie de Créteil, Paris, France
2013 – 2014 Writing Consultant, Truman Writing Center, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Departmental Service

Spring 2019 University Policy and Practice Affecting Students with Disabilities Committee, Washington University in Saint Louis
2018-2019 Chair, Art History Student Lecture Committee, Afro-Surrealism/Futurism: Radical Black Imagination, Washington University in Saint Louis

A moderated dialogue featuring Saint Louis Artist Damon Davis, Bay Area writer and curator D. Scot Miller, and Rebecca Wanzo, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in Saint Louis. Dialogue prefaced by a screening of the documentary Whose Streets, Washington University in Saint Louis

2018-2019 Senator, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Graduate Student Senate, Washington University in Saint Louis
2018-2019 Peer Mentor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, The Graduate School, Washington University in Saint Louis
2017-2018 Committee member for the Graduate Student Art History Symposium, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis

More Than Sustenance: Food in Art https://sites.wustl.edu/gsahs18/

Languages

French Fluent (reading, writing, speaking)
German Reading Proficiency
Arabic Beginner

Affiliations

2018-2019 College Art Association
2016-2019 Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
2018-2019 Midwest Art History Society

Certifications

2018-2021 Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health

Training to provide initial help to people experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders