Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, Art History, Theory and Criticism (2005); BA with Highest Honors, 1995, Oberlin College; PhD, 2002, Northwestern University. Books: Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (2010); Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877–1905 (2004);ed., Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965–1975 (2012); ed., From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play, and Twentieth-Century Art (2011);ed., Sculpture and the Pursuit of a Modern Ideal in Britain, c.1880–1930 (2004). Awards: Clark Fellowship, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts; Honorary Visiting Professorship, University of York; Getty Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship; Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dartmouth College); Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship; Kress Fellowship (Courtauld Institute of Art); SAIC Faculty Member of the Year (2007). Editorial Boards: Art Bulletin (2012–2016).
Experience at SAIC
- Director of Undergraduate Programs in Art History, 2010–13
- Chair, Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies Committee, 2008–09, 2010–present
- Faculty Contract Tenure Review Board (elected position), 2010–13
- Director of the Graduate Program in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, 2006–09
- Steering Committee, Chicago Consortium for Art History, 2008–09
- Campus Planning Committee, 2007–09
- Diversity Committee, 2005–07
- Faculty Member of the Year, 2007
Current Major Projects:
- Abstract Bodies in American Art, 1962–1976 (under contract with Yale University Press)
- Co-editor (with Julian Carter, California College of the Arts) of a special issue on transgender cultural production and analysis for the inaugural year of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (vol 1., no. 4, Fall 2014)
- Art Bulletin editorial board, 2012–2016
- (ed.) Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965–1975 (Soberscove Press, 2012)
- (ed.) From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play, and Twentieth Century Art (Penn State University Press, 2011)
- Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2010)
- Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877–1905 (Yale University Press, 2004)
- (ed.) Sculpture and the Pursuit of a Modern Ideal in Britain, c.1880–1930 (Ashgate, 2004)
Selected published and forthcoming essays:
- "Sculpture: Postmodern/Contemporary," in M. Kelley, ed., The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, second edition (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014).
- "Queer Exercises: Amber Hawk Swanson's Performances of Self-Realization," GLQ 19.4 (forthcoming Fall 2013).
- "Preposterous Parts: Nancy Grossman's Relief Assemblages, 1965–1967," in I. Berry, ed., Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary, exh. cat (Prestel Verlag and Tang Museum of Art, 2012), 52–65.
- "The Primacy of Sensibility: Scott Burton Writing on Art and Performance," in D. Getsy, ed., Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance 1965–1975 (Soberscove, 2012), 1–32.
- "John Chamberlain's Pliability: The New Monumental Aluminium Works," The Burlington Magazine 153.1304 (November 2011): 738–44.
- "Playing in the Sand with Picasso: Relief Sculpture as Game in the Summer of 1930," in D. Getsy, ed., From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play, and Twentieth Century Art (Penn State Univ. Press, 2011), 80–93.
- "Tactility or Opticality, Henry Moore or David Smith: Herbert Read and Clement Greenberg on the Art of Sculpture, 1956," in R. Peabody, ed., Anglo-American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture, 1945–1975 (Getty Museum, 2011).
- "Immoderate Couplings: Transformations and Genders in John Chamberlain's Work," in D. Tompkins, ed., It's All in the Fit: The Work of John Chamberlain (Chinati Foundation, 2009), 166–211.
- "Pedagogy, Art, and the Rules of the Game," in J. Baas and M. J. Jacob, eds., Learning Mind: Experience into Art (Univ. of California Press, 2009), 125–35.
- "Mourning, Yearning, Cruising: Ernesto Pujol's Memorial Gestures," PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 90 (September 2008): 11–24.
- "Rodin et Michel-Ange: réflexion sur l'érotisme des dessins de Rodin d'après les figures pour la chapelle des Médicis," Revue de l'Art 162 (December 2008): 59–69.
- "Give and Take: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's Coffer for Wilfred Scawen Blunt and Ezra Pound's Homosocial Modernism in 1914," Sculpture Journal 116.2 (Fall 2007), 39–51.
- "Recognizing the Homoerotic: The Uses of Intersubjectivity in John Addington Symonds's 1887 Essays on Art," Visual Culture in Britain 8.1 (Spring 2007): 37–57.
- "Fallen Women: The Gender of Horizontality and the Abandonment of the Pedestal by Giacometti and Epstein," in A. Gerstein, ed., Display and Displacement (Holberton, 2007), 114–29.
- "Privileging the Object of Sculpture: Actuality and Harry Bates's Pandora of 1890," Art History 28.1 (February 2005): 74–95.
[see website for further publications and full c.v.]
- Making Do, online exhibition for Visual AIDS art archive, 2011
- Co-curator, Everyday People, Estudiotres Gallery, Chicago, 2008
- Action! AIDS Activism through Art, Film, and Video, film and video art series, Center on Halsted and Chicago History Museum, 2007
- Co-curator, The Cult of the Statuette in Late-Victorian Britain, Leeds City Art Galleries, 2000
- Presence in Minimal and Postminimal Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, 1995
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