Art History Students and Alumni



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Melanie Ball (MA) is a PhD student in Architecture at UT Austin School of Architecture.
Haley-Jane Blackstone (Dual) is a Registrar at Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago.
Nicolay Duque-Robayo (Dual) is an Office & Community Coordinator at Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) NYC. 
Rebecca Haley (Dual) is the Development Coordinator at United States Artists.
Lasondra Kern (Dual) is Co-Director of Programs at Threewalls.
Jake Matthews (MA) is working at Altman Siegel in San Francisco. Jake's essay “Saltwater Dreams, Fragmented Visions: iPhone Aesthetics in the Karrabing Film Collective’s Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams” will be published in Sequitur in January, 2022. 
Denny Mwaura (MA) was awarded the 2021 Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Critical Architectural Writing for his thesis chapter “To See Is to Be Seen.” The prestigious fellowship is awarded by the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. During the summer of 2021, Denny was the Program Manager of the Black Arts Movement School Modality, a project conceived by Romi Crawford. Additionally, he is the Public Programs Manager at Gallery 400, UIC. 


Gabrielle Christiansen (MA) is Assistant Registrar of the Chicago Public Schools Fine Art Portfolio Assessment Project at Straus Art Group.
Emily Crum (Dual) is Program Coorindator at SAIC. She was previously a Museum Educator at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA. 
Jenny Dally (MA) is the Curatorial Assistant, Painting + Sculpture at SFMOMA. She was previously the Curatorial Assistant for Prints & Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Graham Feyl (MA) is a PhD student in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kate Hanley (Dual) is Special Event Coordinator at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Tess Haratonik (Dual) is Initiatives Coordinator at United States Artists. 
Sophie Jenkins (Dual) is a Research Associate at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York. 
Chava Krivchenia (MA) is Curatorial Assistant at the John Michael Kohler Art Center.
Julia Kulon (MA) is a PhD student in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is also an independent researcher and translator.
Lauren Makholm (Dual) is Associate Director of Production and Manager of Digital Initiatives at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Whitney Mash (Dual) is Program Coordinator at United States Artists.
Minh Nguyen (MA) is Associate Arts Editor at Pioneer Works.
Elizabeth N. Reed (MA) is Cataloguer for Furniture & Decorative Art at Hindman Auctions in Chicago.
Shannon Hebert Waldman (Dual) was recently published on and is a Staff member at Arcana Books on the Arts in Los Angeles. 


Lindsey Bell (Dual) is the Curatorial Director of Bell Projects.
Budgie Birka-White (MA) is Director at Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Owner/Curator of Extase. 
Alden Burke (MA) is a Program Coordinator at Design for America, Lead Organizer of The Chicago Arts Census and Co-founder of Annas.
Elise Cabral (MA) is the Pre-Program Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at the Balboa Art Conservation Center.
Madalen Claire Benson (MA) is a PhD Student in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Stephanie Dvareckas (MA) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and a Dodge Avenir Fellow at the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union at the Zimmerli Art Museum.
Danielle Eady (Dual) is the Head of Residency and Fellowship Programs at Oak Spring Garden Foundation.
Susan Mackey (MA) is the Editor-at-Large for the Carolinas at Burnaway.
Elliot Reichert (Dual) is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, and contributing writer for Hyperallergic and The Brooklyn Rail.
Yue Ren (MA) is an in-house writer and editorial member for LEAP.
Carlos Salazar-Lermont (Dual) is a Danforth Scholar at the Sam Fox School of Design and Arts’ MFA in Visual Arts program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Veronica Sesana Grajales (MA) is Curatorial Assistant for Latin American & Latino Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Isabel Servantez (MA) is a Semmes Foundation Curatorial Intern at McNay Art Museum.
Celina Wu (Dual) is Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator at Newfields.
Xue Yang (Dual) is an Intern at California Lawyers for the Arts in Berkeley.
Jacob Zhicheng Zhang (MA) was one of the writers-in-residence during the Summer 2021 edition of the Momus Emerging Critics Residencies.


Daisy Charles (MA) is a Research Associate at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Luna Goldberg (MA) is Education Manager, Florida International University's Jewish Museum of Florida. 
Makayla May (MA) is Curatorial Assistant in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at The Art Institute of Chicago. 
Jameson Paige (Dual) is Curator at Mural Arts Philadelphia. 
Hannah Pivo (MA) is a PhD candidate in art history at Columbia University. 


Nour Ammari (MA) is Adjunct Professor at Dominican University.
Kat Buckley (MA) is the Director of Exhibitions and Outreach at the University of Southern Maine and a PhD student in Curating in the joint program put on by the University of Reading and Zurich University of the Arts. She was previously a Curatorial Fellow at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Claire Frost (MA) is Program Coordinator at ArtSpan, San Francisco.
Lindsay Garbutt (MA) is Associate Editor of Poetry, and her essay "Case Studies" was recently published in As Seen: Exhibitions That Made Architecture and Design History, edited by Zoë Ryan (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2017).
Zoe Goldman (Dual) is the Podcast Coordinator and Assistant Editor, Getty Publications, J. Getty Trust.
Lydia Gordon (Dual) is an Assistant Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Shang-Huei Liang (MA) recently published “From Artwork to Art Documentation and Back Again: On Chen Chieh-Jen’s The Bianwen Book I.” in Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, vol. 16, no. 3 (2017): 37-50. 
Hannah Pivo (MA) is a PhD student, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.
Veronica Sesana (MA) is Curatorial Assistant for Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Ian Gabriel Wilson (Dual) is the Curator of Exhibitions & Collections at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in Blowing Rock, NC. Ian also curated the 2019-2020 monographic exhibition "Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living" at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI and edited its accompanying catalog. 


Farah Aksoy (MA) is a Programmer at SALT.
Paula Calvo (MA) is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Buenos Aires.
Frances Dorenbaum (MA) is the Edith Gowin Curatorial Fellow in Photography at The Morgan Library and Museum, New York.
Sabrina Greig (MA) is the Arts Learning Program Officer, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.
Natalia Isabel De Orellana (Dual) was the 2018 recipient of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Hilla Rebay International Fellowship.
Arthur Kolat (Dual) is Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.
Aisha Muhammad (MA) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Art History (African Art).
Zeenat Nagree (Dual) is an independent writer and curator based in Mumbai. In 2018, she curated a solo exhibition by Jahangir Jani at Clark House in Mumbai.
Miriam R. Ruiz (MA) is School and Community Programs Manager, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Lara Schoorl (MA) is the Publicity Manager at Green Lantern Press and Sector 2337, Chicago.
Veronica Sines (MA) is assistant to Andrea Rosen at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
Annalise Christine Taylor (MA) is a Communications and Exhibitions Coordinator with ART WORKS Projects, Chicago.
Sarah Wheat (MA) is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Michigan. She spent 2016-2017 working as a Curatorial Research Assistant at the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago.


Margaret Carrigan (MA) is Assistant Editor of Modern Painters magazine.
Catalina Carrizosa (Dual) received a Curatorial Research Grant from the Colombian Ministry of Culture, and she is working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Tie Jojima (Dual) is a PhD candidate in Art History at Temple University.
Brian Leahy (MA) is a PhD candidate in Art History at Northwestern University.
Yiqing Li (Dual) is a PhD student in Art History at the University of California San Diego.
Olivia McManus (MA) is Associate Director of the Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago.
Alison Reilly (MA) is a Program Assistant at the Getty Foundation.
Elisabeth Smith (Dual) is a Curatorial Assistant at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Julie Warchol (MA) is a Curatorial Associate at the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago.


Meri Rose Ekberg (MA) is Assistant Director of the Public History Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Meri also administrated Madison's Downtown Street Art & Mural Project in 2020 which presented the work of artists who had experienced racialized violence and was later honored in the book "Let's Talk About It" published by the American Family Insurance's Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. 
Raven Falquez Munsell (Dual) published “Libertà al Cile: Alternative Media and Art as Information at the 1974 Venice Biennale,” in Art Journal 74, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 44-61 [peer-reviewed].
Rachel Kupferman (MA) is a PhD candidate in Art History at Bar Ilan University.
Raven Munsell (MA) is an Associate Director and Registrar at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago.
Gan Uyeda (Dual) is Senior Director at François Ghebaly in Los Angeles. He was previously the Associate Director at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago. He published “The Sphinx of Waikiki,” in Art Slant, March 24, 2015, available online at


Ionit Behar (MA) is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Laura Bickford (Dual) is Exhibitions and Special Projects Manager at Souls Run Deep Foundation, Atlanta.
Kate Brown (Dual) is Collections Manager & Registrar, CARL & MARILYNN THOMA ART FOUNDATION, Chicago.
Lee Colon (MA) is a PhD candidate in Art History at Princeton University.
Robyn Farrell (MA) is an Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent projects include the opening of the Art Institute of Chicago's Barbara Kruger exhibit, AIC's presentation of Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well (April 9-July 14, 2019; co-curated with Solveig Nelson), Curatorial Advisor for the 2020 MFA Exhibition at SAIC, co-editor of the inaugural issue of AIC's digital journal, and the Art Institute Review with SAIC’s Delinda Collier.
Mia Lopez (Dual) is an Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago.
Amelia Love (Dual) is a Coordinator at the Asian Art Museum & Gardner Center, Seattle Art Museum.
Leah Oren (Dual) is Assistant Museum Educator at the Seattle Art Museum.
Kate Pollasch (Dual) is Director of Collections and Curation at the University Club of Chicago. Shepublished “The Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists: Reframing Rebellion,” in The Seen, no. 1 (September 2015): 47-52.
Gibran Villalobos (Dual) is a Cultural Liaison for the City of Chicago.


Allison Glenn (Dual) is Senior Curator and Director of Public Art at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has previously worked as the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Manager of Publications and a Curatorial Associate at the Prospect New Orleans Triennial, and the Director of Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.
Lauren Gendler (MA) is Editor, Getty Research Institute Publications, and managing editor of the Getty Research Journal.
Marcelina Guerrero (Dual) is Senior Exhibitions Coordinator, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 
Hanna Yoo Jung (MA) is a Curator at the Seoul Museum of Art.
Maura Lucking (MA) is a PhD candidate in Critical Theory in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Matthew Mullane (MA) received a PhD in Architectural History from Princeton University; he was a 2019-2020 postdoctoral fellow at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University and is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon.
Vipash Purichanont (Dual) received a PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge in 2015 from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was part of the Singapore Biennale 2019 Curatorial Team
Rebecca Schlossberg (Dual) is the Exhibition Manager in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Morgan Walsh (Dual) is the Director of Operations at the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York.
Rachel Wolff (Dual) is an Audience Insight Analyst at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She published her MA thesis as “‘We bought a virgin’: The Issue of the Artist in No Ghost Just A Shell,” in Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, no. 4 (2011), 1-15. She received her PhD in Art History in 2016 from the University of Minnesota and was previously the Marketing Coordinator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.


Beth Capper (Dual) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Departments of English & Film Studies and Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Alberta from 2019-2021. She received a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. She published “Ultimate Participation Video: Shirley Clarke’s Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,” in Art Journal 72, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 46-63 [peer-reviewed].
Jessica Cochrane (MA) is the Curator of a private collection. From 2010 to 2014 she was the Curator of Exhibitions at the Center for Book and Papers Arts, Chicago.
Jennifer Gerow (MA) is Assistant Curator at BRIC Arts and Media, Brooklyn.
Alice Heeren (MA) is a PhD candidate in Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture at Southern Methodist University.
Amelia Ishmael (MA) is an independent writer, curator, and artist in Chicago.
Joe Iverson (Dual) is the Production Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Paige Johnston (Dual) is Assistant Director of Public Programs, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Ariel Pittman (Dual) is Director of Exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles.
Kelly Shindler (Dual) is Senior Specialist at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia. Previously she was an Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis.
Jeanette Tremblay (MA) is the School and Studio Manager at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.


Lana Beardslee (MA) is the Education and Program Manager at the Museum of Sonoma County.
Dorota Biczel (Dual) is the Executive Director and Curator at Houston Center for Photography, She published “Viewpoint: Self-Construction, Vernacular Materials, and Democracy Building: Los Bestias, Lima, 1984–1987,” in Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 20, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 1-21 [peer-reviewed].
Margaret Di Guilio (MA) is Director of Development at the Nashville Public Education Foundation.
Bryce Dwyer (Dual) is a Project Manager with the Getty Provenance Index and the Department of Digital Art History at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
Gregory Harris (MA) is Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Grace Murray (MA) is Head of Programs, Public and Scholarly Engagement at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Katherine Pill (MA) is Assistant Curator of Art after 1950 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Kyle Stoneman (MA) has a PhD in Art History from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University.
Greg Stuart (MA) is a Museum Educator in Adult Learning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Francesca Wilmott (Dual) is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Corinna Kirsch (MA) is a PhD Candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University where she is writing a dissertation on the ephemerality of technology in "Les Levine: Disposable Art, Technology, and Media, 1964–1974." She will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Spring 2022.
Anna Kryczka (MA) received tenure at Pasadena College in 2020.


Meg Onli (BFA) is Director and Curator at the Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Meg was previously a Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.