Location: Howe 105
Phone: (540) 545-7323
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1990 (Modern Art); M.A., Oberlin College, 1975 (Italian Renaissance Art); B.A., Kent State University, 1973 (Studio Art and Art History)
Fields of Expertise:
History of Photography, American Art, Modern Art, Feminist Art and Theory, Art and Visual Culture, Drawing, and introductory arts courses
Author of book on Alfred Stieglitz Author of book on Alfred Stieglitz(Garland Press, 1991) and articles on history of photography, feminist theory, and art; contributing essayist for book on the Valley Road of Virginia (University of Virginia Press. Multiple juried and solo art exhibitions.
“There is a French word, bricolage, which means making do with the material at hand: a bricoleur is a kind of ‘jack-of-all-trades’ or handyman who can fix anything. The bricoleur is an artist of limits…Dreams and myths work in the same way; in dream-time we take whatever happened that day, bits and pieces of material and events, and transform them into the deep symbolism of our own personal mythology.” (Stephen Nachmanovich, Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art)
Two exemplary children: one a veterinarian and one pursuing a career in applied mathematics, mechanical engineering and/or music