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Education

2014    

Doctoral Candidate, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Dissertation: Of Cabbages and Kings: Hospitality and Hostility in Participatory Art

Advisory Committee: Zabet Patterson, John Lutterbie, Andrew Uroskie

Awarded Graduate Tuition Scholarship and TAship stipend, Stony Brook University

2011    

MA, Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Masters Thesis: The Critical Rumble: Marinetti, Benjamin, and the Politics of Gastroaesthetics in Modernity. Advisor Zabet Patterson

2005    

BA, Art History, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Graduated magna cum lade from the Honors Program, member Phi Beta Kappa.

Honors Thesis: Illuminating Manuscripts.  Advisor: Patricia Coronel

Senior Thesis: Elegant Deformity:  Medieval Manuscript Marginalia Advisor: Cate DiCesare

Minor: English, Colorado State University

2004: Studied Art History in Aix-en-Provence    

Curatorial and Administrative

2016

Founding Curator, The Current Museum of Art

Designed and oversaw exhibitions, public programming, and administrative policy.

Built a 5,000+ entree database of recent scholarship in new media and digital art.

Trained and managed a team to support research, technical support, and media.

Spearheaded branding, marketing, and social media.

Recent Exhibitions: Test Patterns, November 4th- December 15, 2016

Conferences    

2015

Session Chair: The Aesthetics of Invitation: Art at the threshold of Hospitality

Association of Art Historians 41st Annual Conference, Sainsbury Institute for Art, UEA

2014    

Hosting the Enemy: The Restaurant and Relational Art in Michael Rakowitz’s Spoils

    College Art Association, Chicago Illinois

2013    

Spoils of Empire: Micheal Rakowitz and the Politics of Plates

Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, South Carolina

2012    

    Manet’s Lemon

Still Life? Stony Brook University Philosophy and the Arts Conference, The AC Institute

2010    

Tasteful Art: Aesthetics of the Palate

Fearful Symmetry: Thinking Through Dualities, Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference, Stony Brook, Manhattan

Teaching    

2016

Instructor, ARH 305, Medieval Art and Architecture, Stony Brook University

Visiting Professor, HA 116 Survey of Art II, Pratt Institute

2015

Instructor, ARA 348 Contemporary Art

Visiting Professor, HA 216 Twentieth Century Art, Pratt Institute

Visiting Professor, HA 116 Survey of Art II, Pratt Institute

2014    

ARH 305 Art and Culture of the Middle Ages, Stony Brook University

ARH 330 Public Art and Urban Design in NYC, Stony Brook University

Adjunct Professor, ARH 337 Northern Renaissance Art, Stony Brook University

Adjunct Professor, ARH 315 Art and Architecture of Spain and Colonial Latin America 1500-1700, Stony Brook University    

2013    

Adjunct Professor, ARH 336 Digital Visual Culture, Stony Brook University

Adjunct Professor, ARH 207 Digital Media History and Theory, Stony Brook University

Adjunct Professor, ARH 305 Medieval Art and Architecture, Stony Brook University

Adjunct Professor, ARH 101 Global Art and Culture to ca. 1400 AD, Stony Brook University

2012    

Instructor, ARH 102 Art in Culture from the Early Renaissance to Postmodernism, Stony Brook University

Teaching Assistant, ARH 310 Renaissance Art in Venice, Stony Brook University

2011    

Teaching Assistant, ARH 336 Digital Visual Culture, Stony Brook University

Teaching Assistant, ARH 345 The Moving Image in 20th Century Art, Stony Brook University

2010    

Teaching Assistant, ARH 102 Art in Culture from the Early Renaissance to Postmodernism, Stony Brook

     University

2009   

Teaching Assistant, ARH 101 Art in Culture from Prehistory to the Age of Cathedrals, Stony Brook University

2005-2007    

Teacher, Art and Art History, Ridgeview Classical Schools, Fort Collins, Colorado

Teacher: Visual Arts for Core Knowledge Curriculum, Kindergarten (co-taught), 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th grades

Teacher: Order and Chaos, Interwar Art in Europe and the United States, Advanced High School Seminar

Teacher: Introduction to Art Historiography, Advanced High School Seminar

Teacher: Art of India, High School Seminar

Teacher: 20th Century Modern Art: History and Technique, High School Seminar/Studio joint course

    Additional Duties:    

Fall 2006: Faculty Head of Theater Club: Directed student production of The Crucible

Spring 2005: Faculty Head of after school Art Club 

Activity

2014    

Volunteer: Free Arts Mentor, CAMBA Flatbush Avenue 2012- 2013    

Lecturer, Art and Politics from 1789-1968, Queens Central Y, Adults Education Department

Lecturer, Modernism and Sculpture in the Expanded Field, Queens Central Y, Adults Education Department 

2011    

Co-chair, Stony Brook Art History Graduate Lecture Series

2010    

Co-chair, Stony Brook Art History Interdisciplinary Lecture Series

Languages    

French, Professional Working Proficiency

German, Reading Proficiency

References    

Gayle Kurtz, Pratt Institute, gkutz@pratt.edu

Zabet Patterson, Stony Brook University, Elizabeth.Patterson@stonybrook.edu, zabet.patterson@gmail.com

Andrew Uroskie, Stony Brook University, andrew.uroskie@gmail.com

Cate Discesare, Colorado State University, catherine.Dicesare@ColoState.edu