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Marin R. Sullivan (PhD, University of Michigan) is a Chicago-based art historian and curator. Her primary research interests include the histories of modern and contemporary American and European sculpture, and its interdisciplinary, intermedial dialogues with photography, design, and the built environment. Sullivan is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Keene State College, and prior to her appointment served as the Henry Moore Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism (Routledge, 2017), numerous articles in publications including Art History, History of Photography, the Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Sculpture Journal, and is co-editor of Postwar Italian Art Today: Untying ‘the Knot’ (Bloomsbury, 2018). She is currently at work on a new project, Alloys: American Sculpture and Architecture at Midcentury, which has been supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Sullivan is also co-curating a major retrospective exhibition on Harry Bertoia, scheduled to open at the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2019.


PhD – 2012, University of Michigan, History of Art
MA – 2007, Southern Methodist University, Art History
BA – 2003, University of Florida, Art


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