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My work examines the exhibition, sale, and critical reception of Italian art and how it shaped and was shaped by national and international socio-political shifts. My scholarship has been included in the recent volume Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying ‘the Knot’ (Bloomsbury Press, 2018), where my chapter titled “Buying Marino Marini: The American Market for Italian Art after WWII” looks at politicized collection practices during the early Cold War. I also have two essays on on the 1949 exhibition “Twentieth Century Italian Art” at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): one in the latest edition of Italian Modern Art , and another for a book due out Oct 2020 (Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment 1929-1949, Eds. Sandra Zalman and Austin Porter. London: Bloomsbury Press.). I also recently published an essay on the 1947-48 ceramic Crocifisso by Lucio Fontana for a 2020 Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) catalogue for the exhibition Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection.

Education

Ph.D., 2015, University of Michigan: Doctor of Philosophy in History of Art

M.A., 2008,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism

B.A., 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a Certificate in Religious Studies

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:
Journal Article (Peer Reviewed):
2020 “Exhibiting Italian Modernism After World War II at MoMA in ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art’,” in Raffaele Bedarida, Silvia Bignami, and Davide Colombo (eds.), Methodologies of Exchange: MoMA’s “Twentieth-Century Italian Art” (1949), monographic issue of Italian Modern Art, 3 (January 2020), https://www.italianmodernart.org/journal/articles/exhibiting-italian-modernism-after-world-war-ii-at-moma-in-twentieth-century-italian-art/.
Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed):
(2020) “Exhibiting Italian Democracy in the 1949 “Twentieth Century Italian Art” at the Museum of Modern Art,” in Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949, Eds. Sandra Zalman and Austin Porter. London: Bloomsbury Press.
2018 “Buying Marino Marini: The American Market for Italian Art after WWII,” in Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying ‘the Knot’, Eds. Sharon Hecker and Marin Sullivan, London: Bloomsbury Press. 155-172.
Exhibition Catalogue Entries:
2020 “Lucio Fontana Crucifixion,” in Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection, Ed. Matthew S. Witkovsky, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago. (Peer Reviewed)
2016 “Art for the People: Federal Arts Project’s Creation of American Taste” in Art for the People: WPA Prints and Textiles from the Permanent Collection, Ed. T. Michael Martin, Murray: Murray State University.
2015 “Biographies” and “Bibliography,” in Three Michigan Architects, Eds. Joseph Rosa and Nancy Bartlett, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Exhibition Reviews:
(2020) Review: “Marino Marini” at the Center for Italian Modern Art, Italian Art Society Bulletin
2020 Review: “High + Low: A Forty-Five Year Retrospective of D. Dominick Lombardi 1975 – 2019” at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, d’Art International Magazine, January 2020, 870. (Online access: https://www.dartmagazine.com/?p=870)
2019 Review: “Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà” at the Center for Italian Modern Art, Italian Art Society Bulletin XXX, 1 (Winter 2019), 4-5.
2009 Review: “A Case for Wine: from King Tut to Today (The Art Institute of Chicago, July 11-September 20, 2009),” Chicago Artists’ News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 8, September 2009
2009 Review: “Science Experiments: Dominic Paul Moore & Laurel Roth at the International Museum of Surgical Science,” Chicago Artists’ News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, April 2009

Projects

Book:
(editing) The Art and Politics of Exhibiting Italian Design in Post-War America: Considering the 1950-53 Exhibition “Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today” 
(writing) Marino Marini and Italian Modernism: Italian Sculpture Before and After WWII
Book Chapters:
(under review) “Fascism Lite on Display at MoMA’s 1949 Twentieth Century Italian Art and Beyond,” in Curating Fascism, Eds. Raffaele Bedarida and Sharon Hecker. (Bloomsbury)
Journal Article:

(writing) “Italy at Work’ in the United States: The Politics of Italian Art and Culture After the Second World War”

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

(2020/21) Invited Speaker, “Not So Totalitarian: The Many Styles of Italian Fascist Art” School of Art & Design Speaker Series, Easter Michigan University (2020/21 Academic Year TBD)
(2020) Invited Speaker, “Marino Marini from Fascist to Democratic Italy” Meadows Museum Learning @ Lunch, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (6 November 2020)

Memberships

College Art Association

Italian Art Society

SECAC

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