AboutI am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, supporting initiatives in African American art history. I recently received my PhD in art history from UCLA, specializing in modern and contemporary art and African American art, and I have a certificate in digital humanities.
- PhD Art History, UCLA: June, 2018.
- MA Art History, UCLA: June, 2013.
- BA Art, Reed College: May, 2006.
“Now You’re in My Computer: Performing in the Network’s Theater of Visibility,” in The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology
, ed. Michael Connor, 405–10. New York: Rhizome, 2019.
“‘And there was violent relaxation.’ Art’s Ambivalence Toward the Age of the Internet,” in VoCA Journal
, March 2018, http://journal.voca.network/and-there-was-violent-relaxation/
“Color Coded: Mendi + Keith Obadike’s Black.Net.Art
Actions and the Language of Computer Networks,” in the Black Code Studies special edition of The Black Scholar
, July 2017, https://doi.org/10.1080/00064246.2017.1330110
“Online and Off: Interpersonal Networks and the Development of Internet Art,” in Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
, November 2016, http://shiftjournal.org/networks/online-and-off/
. This online publication includes an essay, digital timeline, and digital map.
I’ve also reviewed scholarly books for caa.reviews
, Art Journal
, and Woman’s Art Journal
. My exhibition reviews can be found in apricota
, PORT, and Visual Codec.
ProjectsMy current book project, Art on the Internet and the Digital Public Sphere, adds a new chapter to our histories of public art through its examination of the effect of the internet on the relationship between art and publicness.
I am also currently developing a new project focused on artist Sondra Perry.
MembershipsCollege Art Association (CAA)
Association of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)