Mariah Postlewait appointed Kettering Curator of Photography and Special Projects at the Dayton Art Institute

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Mariah Postlewait, who has been appointed Kettering Curator of Photography and Special Projects at the Dayton Art Institute! More information can be found here:

Debora Faccion Grodzki dissertation defense

Antonio Dias, Anywhere Is My Land, 1968. Acrylic on canvas; 130 x 195 cm. MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.


Dissertation defense

Debora Faccion Grodzki, PhD candidate

“Creative Recoveries: Making Art with Antonio Dias”

Committee members: Tom McDonough (chair), Kevin Hatch, Julia Walker, Simone Osthoff (Penn State University, outside examiner)

Monday 28 November 2022 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time

This defense is open to the public and will take place on Zoom:

Joonsoo Jason Park in Yonsei University International Graduate Student Symposium

On Friday, October 28, 2022, Art History doctoral candidate Joonsoo Jason Park delivered his paper “An Artwork You Will Not See: Wheatfield—A Confrontation (1982) by Agnes Denes” at the international graduate student symposium, Undisciplining the Disciplines, at Yonsei University, South Korea. As an interdisciplinary conference ranging from English to Art History, this conference was sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature BK21 Project at Yonsei University, as well as by the Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas at Binghamton University of the State University of New York.

Kasumi Kugo in Japanese Journal of Image Arts and Sciences

Kasumi Kugo (Ph.D. Candidate) has contributed the essay “Photography as ‘Anonymous document’: The Formation of a New Realism of Photography in the Late 1960s and Early 70s Japan” (in Japanese) to the latest issue of the Journal Eizōgaku (Japanese Journal of Image Arts and Sciences). The full article will be available online later at:

Pei-chun Viola Hsieh curates exhibition at Live Forever Foundation

Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, FOAMS: Auralization, Live Forever Foundation, Taichung City, Taiwan (30 July–30 October 2022). Courtesy Live Forever Foundation.

Art History doctoral candidate Pei-chun Viola Hsieh has curated the exhibition FOAMS: Auralization at Live forever Vital Space in Taichung City, Taiwan. The exhibition, which opened on July 30, 2022, and runs through October 30, features major site-specific installations by five notable Taiwanese contemporary artists. More information can be found at the Live Forever Foundation website and the press release published by Ocula:

Dissertation Defense: David Thomas

David William Thomas

The Art History Department is pleased to announce that

David William Thomas
BA, University of North Texas, 2010
MA, University of Arizona, 2014
and candidate for the doctoral degree in Art History

will defend his dissertation

“Turn on, Tune In, Don’t Drop Out: Pulsa’s Computer-Based Ecology”

Friday 26 August, 3:00 PM via Zoom Meeting ID 910 4485 4065

before a committee comprising
Professors Kevin Hatch (chair), Tom McDonough, Julia Walker, and
Zabet Patterson (Department of Art, Stony Brook University), Outside Examiner

Dissertation defenses in the Art History Department are important moments in our academic life and are by definition and tradition public events, open to all.

Sun Yang Park at CAA 2022

Doctoral student Sun Yang Park will present at CAA 2022. Due to health and safety concerns and member feedback, all in-person sessions and activities scheduled for February 16-19 of CAA’s 110th Annual Conference in Chicago will now be virtual sessions on the same dates. The conference will take place through two live virtual components, the first from February 16-19 and the second from March 3-5. View the full program here:

Sun Yang Park, Binghamton University

“Global Communication and Utopian Complicity between Art and Technology: Nam June Paik’s Participatory TV Art”

Sun Yang Park is also a chair for this session.

Session: New Media as an Embodiment of Resistance: Body, Technique, and Technology in East Asian Art since the 1960s

Thursday, February 17, 2022

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm (CST)

Via Zoom