I am an Art History Ph.D. candidate (UNC-CH), curator, and contract researcher/collections consultant in the greater DFW area. Though my various curatorial and archival projects have led down many avenues of interest, my primary fields of specialization rest in early modern Europe with particular emphasis on works on paper, eighteenth-century French art, and women artists from 1450-1950. My dissertation (forthcoming 2022) explores the much under-studied work and lives of eighteenth-century French graveuses: female engravers and printmakers who produced printed works from 1660 to 1799. My research will be featured in the edited volume, Female Printmakers, Printsellers and Publishers in the Eighteenth Century: The Imprint of Women 1735 – 1830 (Cambridge University Press, coming soon!), which received the 2020 Publication Grant from the Association of Print Scholars. I obtained connoisseurial knowledge of works on paper through both my museum work and relationship to private collectors. I have curated or co-curated several works-on-paper exhibitions including “Violence and Defiance”– a focus exhibition of German and Austrian Expressionist works on paper– which debuted at the Dallas Museum of Art in August of 2019.
Originally from Loveland, Colorado, I received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in Art History with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of New Mexico. I am the grateful recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Mary Vidal Memorial Award from the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture (2014); the ‘Rare Prints Project’ internship at the National Gallery of Art (2017); the Object-Based Teaching Fellowship at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill (2017-2018); the Dedo and Barron Kidd McDermott Curatorial Internship for European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (2018-2019); and the UNC-CH Georges Lurcy Dissertation Research Fellowship (2019-2020).
In addition to my research and professional appointments, I have served on editorial and symposium committees, presented at national and interdisciplinary conferences, served as Co-Director of the Royster Advanced Mentoring Program at UNC-CH, was elected Co-President of the UNC Art Student Graduate Organization, and studied abroad at both the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the Università per Stranieri di Perugia.