PhD Program

 

 
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Williamson

Wed, 2021-08-04 14:47 -- Dan Weiss

 

Marisa Williamson is a project-based artist who works in video, image-making, installation and performance around themes of history, race, feminism, and technology. She has produced site-specific works at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (2013), Storm King Art Center (2016), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2016), the University of Virginia (2018), and SPACES Cleveland (2019), and by commission from Monument Lab Philadelphia (2017), and the National Park Service (2019).

Duhrkoop

Wed, 2021-01-06 09:49 -- Liza Pittard

Ash Duhrkoop is a second-year doctoral student specializing in Twentieth-century and African art, with an interest in ecocriticism. Her current research considers the impacts of colonialism, industrialization, and extractive economies on art and material culture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This interest stems from her undergraduate thesis, Atomic Bodies, which traced connections between artistic responses to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant in Japan.

Rivard

Fri, 2020-12-18 09:29 -- Liza Pittard

Elisabeth (Lizzie) Rivard is a first-year doctoral student studying art of the long eighteenth century under Dr. Douglas Fordham, with a particular focus on Britain. She received a MA through the Graduate Program in the History of Art at Williams College, where she wrote a Qualifying Paper on the draftsmanship and portraiture of George Romney. Her primary interests concern works on paper, especially drawing in artistic practice and identity formation. She has also written on eighteenth-century print culture and decorative arts.

Ostertag

Wed, 2020-12-16 09:49 -- Liza Pittard

Isabelle Ostertag is a second-year doctoral student researching English medieval architecture under Dr. Lisa Reilly. She received a Master of Philosophy in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Cambridge where she studied under the supervision of Dr. Paul Binski. Her dissertation provided the first complete description of the sculptural program in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral. After completing her MPhil she worked in the art sector in New York City, first at Doyle Auction House and then at the Hill Art Foundation.

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Marine

Tue, 2020-09-08 11:14 -- Dan Weiss

Jennifer Marine is a second-year doctoral student in the History of Art program working under the direction of Professor Douglas Fordham. She studies nineteenth-century British art, with a focus on late Victorian painting and sculpture. Her research questions center around intersections of the history of science, physics, psychology, materiality, and Victorian art in both England and the British Empire. 

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O'Donnell

Mon, 2020-08-24 08:07 -- Dan Weiss

Brendan O’Donnell joins the Department of Art as a first year PhD student working with Christa Robbins and Douglas Fordham. His research focuses on art and artistic practice in and of the Arctic. Prior to his arrival in Charlottesville, Brendan studied comparative literary theory and philosophy at Freie Universität in Berlin, Ca’ Foscari in Venice, and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

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