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Art History, Theory, and Criticism: Alumni Accomplishments

Prominent Alumni

  • Jane Blocker, MAAH '90, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Elizabeth Chodos, Dual '07, Director of Regina Gouger Miller Gallery
  • Chris Cook, MAAH '04, Executive Director, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Sarah Guernsey MAAH '03, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Irene Hofmann, MAAH '94, Director and Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe
  • Susan Longhenry, MAAH '90, Director and Chief Curator, Haggerty Museum of Art
  • John McKinnon, Dual '07, Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Shlomi Rabi, MAAH '08, Vice President, Head of Sale, Photographs, Christie's, New York
  • Julia Rodriguez Widholm, MAAH '99, Director, DePaul Art Museum
  • Lily Siegel, MAAH '07, Executive Director and Curator, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
  • Shannon Stratton, MAAH '08, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
  • Sarah Vowell, MAAH '96, author and essayist

Recent Curatorial Placements

  • Steven Bridges, Dual '09, Assistant Curator, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan State University
  • Catalina Carrizosa, Dual '15, Curatorial Research Grant, Colombian Ministry of Culture; and Research Assistant, Department of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Jessica Cochrane, MAAH '11, Curator of Exhibitions, Center for Book and Papers Arts, Chicago (2010-2014); Curator, private collection (2014-present)
  • Apsara Diquinzio, MAAH '01, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis Matrix Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)
  • Robyn Farrell, MAAH '13, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Katie Geha, MAAH '04, Director of the Art Galleries, University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Jennifer Gerow, MAAH '11, Assistant Curator, BRIC Arts and Media, Brooklyn
  • Jennifer Gheith, MAAH '05, Assistant Curator of Painting & Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Lydia Gordon, Dual '17, Assistant Curator, Peabody Essex Museum
  • Gregory Harris, MAAH ‘10, Assistant Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Former: Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum
  • Laura Caroline Johnson, Dual '12, Collections & Exhibition Manager, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
  • Mia Lopez, Dual '13, Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
  • Katherine Pill, MAAH '10, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Kate Pollasch, Dual ‘13, Director of Collections and Curation, University Club of Chicago
  • Michal Raz-Russo, Dual '09, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Michael Rooks, MAAH '95, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
  • Britany Salsbury, MAAH '07, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012–2013); Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, RISD Museum, Providence; Research Assistant (2013–2015)
  • Britany Salsbury, MAAH '07, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012-2013)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, RISD Museum, Providence; Research Assistant (2013-2015)
  • Kelly Shindler, Dual '11, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
  • Elisabeth Smith, Dual '15, Curatorial Assistant, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Whitney Tassie, MAAH '09, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Julie Warchol, MAAH '15, Curatorial Associate, Terra Foundation for American Art
  • Francesca Wilmott, Dual '10, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Kate Zeller, MAAH '08, Director of Exhibitions and Associate Curator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Museum Education and Other Museum Placements

  • Hillary Cook, Dual '08, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Joe Iverson, Dual '11, Coordinator of Public Programs and Interpretive Practices, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2011-2014), Production Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2014-present)
  • Amelia Love, Dual '13, Coordinator, Asian Art Museum & Gardner Center, Seattle Art Museum
  • Annie Morse, MAAH '99, Assistant Director, College and University Programs, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Grace Murray, MAAH '10, Head of Programs, Public and Scholarly Engagement, Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Leah Oren, Dual '13, Assistant Museum Educator, Seattle Art Museum
  • Rebecca Schlossberg, Dual '12, Exhibition Manager, Department of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Robin Schnur, MAAH '01, Director, Youth and Family Programs, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Greg Stuart, MAAH '10, Museum Educator, Adult Learning, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Jeanette Tremblay, MAAH '11, School and Studio Manager, Hyde Park Arts Center
  • Farris Wahbeh, MAAH '05, Director, Research Resources at Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Morgan Walsh, Dual '12, Director of Operations, American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York
  • Rachel M. Wolff, Dual '12, Marketing Coordinator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Recent Doctoral Program Placements

  • Ionit Behar, MAAH '13, University of Illinois at Chicago, Art History
  • Dorota Biczel, Dual '11, University of Texas at Austin, Art History
  • Lara Bullock, MAAH '07, University of California at San Diego, Art History and Visual Arts
  • Paula Calvo, MAAH '16, University of Buenos Aires, Art History
  • Beth Capper, Dual '11, Brown University, Modern Culture and Media
  • Lee Colon, MAAH '13, Princeton University, Art History
  • Margo Handwerker, MAAH '06, Princeton University, Architectural History and Theory
  • Tie Jojima, Dual '15, Temple University, Art History
  • Corrina Kirsch, MAAH '09, Stony Brook University, Art History and Criticism
  • Anna Kryczka, MAAH '09, University of California at Irvine, Visual Studies (Ph.D. 2016)
  • Rachel Kupferman, MAAH '14, Bar Ilan University, Art History
  • Brian Leahy, MAAH '15, Northwestern University, Art History
  • Maura Lucking, MAAH '12, University of California at Los Angeles, Architectural History and Theory
  • Matthew Mullane, MAAH '12, Princeton University, Architectural History
  • Vipash Purichanont, Dual '12, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Curatorial/Knowledge (Ph.D. 2015)
  • Britany Salsbury, MAAH '07, City University of New York Graduate Center, Art History (Ph.D. 2015)
  • Marisa Sanchez, MAAH '02, University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art & Theory
  • Jessie Adams Stein, MAAH '09, University of Technology, Sydney, Design History (Ph.D. 2014)
  • Kyle Stoneman, MAAH '10, University of Cambridge, UK, Art History
  • Alisa Swindell, MAAH '05, University of Illinois at Chicago, Art History, Criticism, and Conservation
  • Eduardo Vivanco, MAAH '09, Stanford University, Art History
  • Sarah Wheat, MAAH ‘16, University of Michigan, Art History, Former: Curatorial Research Assistant, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago (2016-2017)
  • Soren Whited, MAAH '07, Stony Brook University, Philosophy
  • Rachel M. Wolff, Dual '12, University of Minnesota, Art History (Ph.D. 2016)

Tenured and Tenure-Track Professors

  • Claude Baillargeon, MAAH '89, Associate Professor of Art History and Chief Academic Adviser, Oakland University
  • Ross Elfline, MAAH '02, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton College
  • Antje Gamble, MAAH '08, Assistant Professor, Murray State University
  • Margo Hobbs, MAAH '92, Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair, Muhlenberg College
  • Adrian Kohn, MAAH '03, Associate Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Rachel Middleman, MAAH '04, Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
  • Simone Ostoff, MAAH '96, Professor, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University
  • Victoria Pass, MAAH ’05, Assistant Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art

Recent Book Publications

  • Margo Hobbs, MAAH '92. American Graffiti. London: Parkstone Press, 2009.
  • Simone Ostoff, MAAH '96. Performing the Archive: The Transformation of the Archive in Contemporary Art from Repository of Documents to Art Medium. New York and Dresden: Atropos Press, 2009.
  • Jesse Adams Stein, MAAH '09. Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, October 2016.

Recent SAIC Master's Theses Published as Articles or Essays

  • Dorota Biczel, Dual '10, "Viewpoint: Self-Construction, Vernacular Materials, and Democracy Building: Los Bestias, Lima, 1984–1987," Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 20, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 1–21 [peer-reviewed].
  • Beth Capper, Dual '11, "Ultimate Participation Video: Shirley Clarke's Tee Pee Video Space Troupe," Art Journal 72, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 46–63 [peer-reviewed].
  • Robyn Farrell, MAAH '13, "Network(ed) TV: Collaboration and Intervention at Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum and Videogalerie Schum," Afterimage 43, no. 3 (Nov/Dec 2015): 12–19 [peer-reviewed].
  • Raven Falquez Munsell, Dual '14, "Libertà al Cile: Alternative Media and Art as Information at the 1974 Venice Biennale," Art Journal 74, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 44–61 [peer-reviewed].
  • Kate Pollasch, Dual '13, "The Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists: Reframing Rebellion," The Seen, no. 1 (September 2015): 47–52.
  • Britany Salsbury, MAAH '07, "Elfried Lohse-Wächtler: A Feminist View of Weimar Culture," Woman's Art Journal 29, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2008): 23–30 [peer-reviewed].
  • Abigail Satinsky, Dual '09, "Movement Building for Beginners," Art Journal 74, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 50–66. Winner of the 2015 Art Journal Award from the College Art Association [peer-reviewed].
  • Jesse Adams Stein, MAAH '09, "Domesticity, Gender and the 1977 Apple II Personal Computer," Design and Culture 3, no. 2 (2011): 193–216 [peer-reviewed].
  • Gan Uyeda, Dual '14, "The Sphinx of Waikiki," Art Slant, March 24, 2015.
  • Rachel M. Wolff, Dual '12, "'We bought a virgin': The Issue of the Artist in No Ghost Just A Shell," Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, no. 4 (2011), 1–15.

Galleries, Auction Houses, and Art Fairs

  • Rebecca Davis-Awan, MAAH '07, Director, Nature Morte / Bose Pacia, New York (2007–2012)
  • Allison Glenn, Dual '12, Manager of Publications & Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans Triennial; previous: Director, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2014–2016)
  • Charlotte Marra, Dual '09, Director, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
  • Raven Munsell, MAAH '14, Associate Director and Registrar, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
  • Ariel Pittman, Dual '11, Director of Exhibitions, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles
  • Gan Uyeda, Dual '14, Associate Director, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago

Other Accomplishments

  • Clifford Allen, MAAH '04, Lead Archivist, The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Center, Brooklyn
  • Laura Bickford, Dual '13, Exhibitions and Special Projects Manager, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta
  • Margaret Carrigan, MAAH '15, Assistant Editor, Modern Painters magazine
  • Natalia Isabel De Orellana, Dual '16, 2016 Hilla Rebay International Fellowship recipient, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Margaret Di Guilio, MAAH '10, Director of Development, Nashville Public Education Foundation
  • Hilary Goldsmith, MAAH '10, MBA Candidate, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • Sabrina Greig, MAAH '16, External Affairs Manager, Chicago Urban League
  • Irmgard Emmelhainz, MAAH '04, independent translator, writer, and researcher, Mexico City
  • Amelia Ishmael, MAAH '11, independent writer, curator, and artist, Chicago
  • Roman Petruniak, Dual '09, Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, Washington, D.C.
  • Alison Reilly, MAAH '15, Managing Editor, Chicago Gallery News
  • Lara Schoorl, MAAH '16, Publicity Manager, Green Lantern Press and Sector 2337, Chicago
  • Jesse Adams Stein, MAAH '09, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney
  • Annalise Christine Taylor, MAAH '16, Communications and Exhibitions Coordinator with ART WORKS Projects, Chicago
  • Gibran Villalobos, Dual '13, Cultural Liaison, City of Chicago