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PRESENTATIONS

Since 2011, I have lectured on feminist and LGBT+ art history with an emphasis on materiality and identity. Please contact me if you are interested in me giving a lecture at your university or organization.

2020    

  • CMSMC, “Assessing Queer Failure in the artistic genre of Queer Abstraction,” November 21, 2020. Link Below.

  • Craft Conscious Website, “Gender and Craft,” August 25, 2020. Link Below.

  • CAA Conference,  “Audience Understanding of Untitled (Placebo-Landscape-for-Roni) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Chicago. February 15, 2020.

2019     

  • Lawrence Arts Center, Artist Talk for Summer Crush Exhibition, Lawrence, KS. July 1, 2019.

2017  

  • Midwest Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc. Conference. “The Lavender Menace Makes: Lesbian Art in the Feminist Movement." St. Louis, MO. October 18-22, 2017.

  • Twelfth International Conference on Arts in Society. “Feminine Gestures: Challenging Objecthood with White and Black Performance Art.” American University of Paris, Paris, France. June 15th, 2017.

  • Seventh Annual Gender and Communication Conference, “Ways of Seeing: Representations of the LGBTQ Communities in Contemporary Art.” Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, KY. April 8, 2017. 

  • Small Town, Big Minds Radio Program, Panelist: “Art in the Current Political Climate.” KXRJ 91.9 FM. Russellville, AR. March 13, 2017. Radio.

2016      

  • University of Arkansas Monticello, Artist Talk, September 29, 2016. Monticello, AR.

2011      

  • Lesley College, MFA Artist Talk, June 10, 2011. Boston, MA. 

RECORDED LECTURES

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"GENDER AND CRAFT"

Craft Conscious Website, August 2020

This lecture provides a brief overview of the history of Feminist and Queer uses of fiber art. It also includes a discussion of my own mixed-media fiber work.

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"ASSESSING QUEER FAILURE IN THE ARTISTIC GENRE OF QUEER ABSTRACTION"

Coalition of Masters Scholars in Material Culture Symposium, November 2020

This lecture presents part of my dissertation research on applying the concepts of queer failure by Halberstam and Munoz to the genre of Queer Abstraction. I specifically examine findings of research that I conducted around Gonzalez-Torres's Untitled (Placebo-Landscape-for-Roni)

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