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Current Students

 

Lauren Caskey (caskey.43@osu.edu)

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Tianchu Gao

Tianchu (Jane) Gao (gao.1324@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Modern Chinese Art

Tianchu is a first-year MA student studying modern Chinese art. She is interested in the history of art and visual culture in China from twentieth century to the present, cross-cultural encounters between East Asia and the West, and art under Mao. Tianchu received her BA in Art from the College of William and Mary. Her undergraduate Honors’ Thesis explores No Name (wuming 無名), a underground art group during the Cultural Revolution which secretly practiced art countering the authoritarian Socialist Realism because of its non-realist visual language and art-for-art’s-sake philosophy.

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Erin Gregory (gregory.391@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Medieval Art

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Stephanie Kang

Stephanie Kang (kang.918@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Contemporary and New Media Art

Stephanie Kang specializes in contemporary new media art, specifically video, installation, and Internet art that addresses issues of identity. Before attending The Ohio State University, she received her MFA in visual art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 and her BFA in studio art from Calvin College in 2013. Drawing on her previous studies of visual art and culture, her current research focuses on contemporary work that utilizes social media platforms and Internet culture to examine newly formed perceptions of personal and collective identity. Her work has been exhibited at venues and institutions like the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Athens Digital Arts Festival. Her visual work can be viewed at www.stephaniekang.com.

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Yifan Li (li.8320@osu.edu)

Sarita Patnaik (patnaik.22@osu.edu)

Louise Polan (polan.1@osu.edu)

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Mabi Ponce de Leon

Mabi Ponce de León (poncedeleon.1@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Contemporary Latin American Art

Mabi Ponce de León studies the intersection between art, politics, gender, and the body in contemporary Latin American art. Countries of interest include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay - the Southern Cone. A studio artist and curator working on her PhD in art history, Ponce de León has received a studio BFA from Florida International University, a studio MFA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a history of art MA from The Ohio State University.

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Alanna Radlo-Dzur

Alanna Simone Radlo-Dzur (radlo-dzur.1@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Precolumbian Art

Alanna Simone Radlo-Dzur studies Precolumbian Art with a primary research focus on Post-Classic manuscript traditions in Central Mexico and Oaxaca. She also addresses issues surrounding the collecting history of Precolumbian objects, from the colonial period to the contemporary art market. She received her MA from the University of Chicago with a thesis on sculpted metates (grinding stones) from Greater Nicoya, and a BA from Brooks in Film and Video Production. Her work as a lens-based artist and curator of moving image art can be found at alannasimone.com.

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Keyu Yan

Keyu Yan (yan.1119@osu.edu)

Area of Study: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

Keyu Yan is pursuing a PhD degree in modern and contemporary Chinese art with a focus on performance art, gender, sexuality, and the body. He is also interested in gender and visual culture in Asia. He obtained his BA degree in Art History with departmental distinction and Magna Cum Laude from St. Olaf College. His previous exhibition and translation works can be found at keyuyan.com.

 

 

 

ABD Students

 

Kristen Adams (adams.1460@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Northern Baroque

Kristin Brockman (brockman.59@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Contemporary Art

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Emma Clute

Emma Clute (clute.12@osu.edu)
Area of Study: 19th Century European Art

Emma Clute specializes in nineteenth-century European art, with a focus on representations of the sublime in French and German Romanticism. Emma earned her MA in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University studying Roman art and archaeology. She also has a BA in both German and French, and a BA in Art History and Criticism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Emma has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and served as registrar for the excavation of Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia, Turkey. Emma's research interests include the intersection of art and spirituality; cognitive psychology; and domestic cults and space in the ancient Roman world.

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Elise David (david.102@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Chinese Painting

Julie Defossez (defossez.2@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Contemporary Art

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Julie Dentzer

Julie Dentzer (dentzer.3@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Modern/Contemporary Art

Julie Dentzer specializes in American and French post-World War II art. Her research focuses on the connections between arts and politics. Julie’s work is interdisciplinary as her dissertation focusing on French artist François Dufrêne, a poet, revolutionary writer and visual artist, shows. She received her BA and MA in History of Art from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and wrote her thesis on Jasper John’s critical reception. Julie is currently a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University and writing her dissertation entitled “François Dufrêne, les dessous.”

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Ankur Desai (desai.141@osu.edu)
Area of Study: South Asian Art and Architecture, Hindu and Jaina Visual Culture

Linda Huang (huang.1308@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Modern Chinese Art

Clayton Kindred (kindred.27@osu.edu)
Area of Study: English and French Art of the 19th Century

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caroline koncz

Caroline Koncz (koncz.8@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Italian Renaissance Art

Caroline Koncz is a second-year PhD Candidate studying Italian Renaissance art. Her research currently addresses issues of gender, sexuality, and the body in Cinquecento Venetian painting. She is also interested in print culture in sixteenth-century Italy as well as sacred imagery embedded within secular content.

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Laura Leeker (leeker.2@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Medieval Art

Yiwen Liu (liu.3335@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Modern/Contemporary Chinese Art

Anna McCoy (mccoy.659@osu.edu)
Area of Study: 20th Century European Art


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Trent Olsen

Trenton Olsen (olsen.163@osu.edu)
Area of Study: 19th Century European Art

Trenton Olsen is a third-year PhD student focusing on the art of nineteenth-century Europe. Trent recently received a support from the Murnane Fund through the department of History of Art at OSU to sponsor preliminary dissertation research in Paris. His dissertation examines varied expressions of French masculinity in post-revolutionary and Romantic portraiture. He received his MA in art history from Brigham Young University in 2014. Trent’s research interests include French art in the long nineteenth century, gender and sexuality, modernity and the city, and transnational European artistic networks, especially those formed between Russia and the West. His teaching portfolio can be viewed at www.cafearthistory.com.

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Alice Phan (phan.102@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Contemporary Japanese Art

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Eunice Uhm

Eunice Uhm (uhm.3@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Asian American Art


Eunice Uhm studies modern and contemporary art, with a transnational focus on the United States and East Asia. Her research focuses on participatory performance and installation works that explore the questions of race and gender. She is particularly interested in issues of audience experience, political engagement, and community. She graduated from American University with a BA in Art History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She then received her MA in History of Art from the Ohio State University, where she examined the role of the audience in contexualizing transnational artists within the dynamics of the avant-garde paradigm.

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Effie Yin (yin.79@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Traditional artists in China after 1949; Ming and Qing Chinese painting

Yanzhuang (Gillian) Zhang (zhang.4856@osu.edu)
Area of Study: Modern Chinese Art


 

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