I am an independent art historian, who writes about midcentury American printmaking and women artists. I earned a BA from Georgetown University and PhD candidate in Art History at Rutgers University. Prior to graduate school, I was the director of Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, a gallery in New York City that represents the print publications of the Los Angels-based artists’ workshop, Gemini G.E.L.
The Women of Atelier 17: Craft, Creativity, and Modernist Printmaking will be published by Yale University Press in spring 2019. The book follows nine women, including Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson, who worked at Atelier 17, the avant-garde printmaking workshop located in New York City between 1940 and 1955. These trailblazing women made innovative prints that defied gender norms and struggled to convince skeptical critics that their works were serious artistic innovations rather than mere craft.
Currently, I am working on a new book and exhibition project “Living in Color: The Explosion of Color in American Printmaking, 1935-65.” The project is supported by a Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art.