Cole J. Graham
Cole J. Graham is a dog enthusiast, an autistic trans man, and a PhD student in History of Art at the Ohio State University. Previous study has taken him to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and the City University of New York. His research interests include exploring the contours of gender via queer/trans theory in German and Viennese figurative painting of the early 20th Century, with a special appeal to the notion of the body-as-contorted-trauma holder in the art of Egon Schiele. Additionally, Cole's work investigates how modernistic tendencies toward purity and efficiency limit possibilities for disabled mind-bodies. He currently serves as curatorial intern at the Wex Center for the Arts.