Areas of Specialization:
Orientalism; Nineteenth-Century British Visual Culture

Education:
Ph.D., Yale University, 2004
M.Phil., Yale University, 1999
M.A., Yale University, 1997
Harvard University, Exchange Scholar Program, 1998
B.A, summa cum laude, University of Washington, 1995

Recent Professional Experience:

Independent Art Historian – January 2006 to present

Reader/Adviser, Orientalist Lives, forthcoming publication by James Parry – December 2013 to February 2014

Research Advisor, Orientalist Lives, forthcoming publication by James Parry – August 2013 to November 2013

Contributing Editor, The Private Journey – October 2010 to present

Consultant, The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting, 1830-1925, 2005 – 2008 (2008 – 2009, exhibition organized by Tate Britain; additional venues include Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT; Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

Curator of American Art, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT, November 2004 to January 2006

Acting Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2002

Additional Work Experience:

Founder and Teacher, “Farm to Table – Junior Edition,” White Gate Farm, East Lyme, CT, November 2014 to present

Awards and Honors:

Paul Mellon Centre Publications Grant (Author), November 2012

Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-10

John F. Enders Research Grant, Yale University, July 2001

Summer Travel and Research Grants, Paul Mellon Centre/Yale Center for British Art/ Mellon: July 2001, 1999, 1995 - 1997

Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation, June 2001

John Perry Miller Fellowship, Yale University, March/April 2001

University Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, 2000 - 2001

Mellon Fellowship, Yale University, 2000 – 2001, 1998 - 1999

College Art Association Travel Grant, February 1996

Yale University Scholarship, 1995 - 1999

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1995

Award of Excellence in Art and Architectural History, University of Washington, 1995

Dean’s Medal in the Arts, University of Washington, 1995

Outstanding Female Scholar, University of Washington, 1995

Outstanding Scholar in the Arts, University of Washington, 1995

Rhodes Scholarship Regional Finalist, Northwestern Division, 1994

University of Washington Scholarship, 1991 - 1995

Publications:

Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876) and the Art of Orientalism (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014)

“The Tools of His Trade: The Relationship Between John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876) and Charles Roberson & Co.,” Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin, Winter 2014

“Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920),” Private Journey Magazine (Fall/Holiday 2014)

“Ansel Adams (1902-1984),” Private Journey Magazine (Summer 2014)

“About the Cover: Truth in the Details: John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), On the Banks of the Nile, Upper Egypt,” with Sharon Bloom, MD, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Center for Disease Control [Internet publication] (April 2014)

“Man Ray (1890-1976),” Private Journey Magazine (March 2014)

“Pollock,” Private Journey Magazine (January 2014)

‘Like some bold seër in a trance’: The Art of John William Waterhouse (1849-1917),” Private Journey Magazine (Fall/Holiday 2013)

“Oil and Water: (Re)Discovering John Frederick Lewis (1804–76),” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 12.2 (Autumn 2013), http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/index.php/autumn13/new-discoveries-re-discovering-john-frederick-lewis-1804-76

Catalogue entries, George Howard 9th Earl of Carlisle (1843-1911), Exh. Cat. (Carlisle, England: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, 2013)

“Tamara de Lempicka: Icon of Art Deco,” Private Journey Magazine (Summer 2013)

“Boldini,” Private Journey Magazine (March 2013)

“ ‘The Story of the Beautiful’: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and Japonisme,Private Journey Magazine (January 2013)

“A Portrait of the Gilded Age: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Paints New York,” Private Journey Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2012)

“The Politics of Transculturation: The Life and Art of John Frederick Lewis,” Transculturation in British Art, 1770-1930, edited by Julie F. Codell (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2012), pp 59-71

“'Monstrous Bodies': Two Paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)," Private Journey Magazine (January 2012)

“Art without End: Jean Dupas (1882-1964) and the Idea of Art Deco,” Private Journey Magazine (October 2011)

“Angels in America: The Winged Figures of Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921),” Private Journey Magazine (July 2011)

“Dangerous Beauty: Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) and the Image of the Femme Fatale,Private Journey Magazine (April 2011)

“A Veil of Truth: The Art and Artistry of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1906),” Private Journey Magazine (January 2011)

Catalogue entries, The Shafik Gabr Collection (Paris: ACR Éditions, 2008)

“Visual Politics: John Frederick Lewis’s Portrait of Muhammad ‘Ali,” The Middle East in London (Magazine of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS) 5.2 (July-August 2008), pp 9- 10

“Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis and the Art of Orientalist Painting,” The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting, 1830-1925, Exh. Cat., edited by Nicholas Tromans (London: Tate Britain Publications, 2008), pp 22-32

Nineteenth-Century Orientalist Paintings in the Collection of Terence Garnett (Sotheby’s, 2007)

“A Veil of Truth and the Details of Empire: John Frederick Lewis’s he Reception of 1873,” Art and the British Empire, edited by Tim Barringer, Geoff Quilley, and Douglas Fordham (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2007), pp 237-53

“ ‘For love or for money’: Collecting the Orientalist Pictures of John Frederick Lewis (1805- 1876),” Fine Art Connoisseur 4.1 (January-February 2007), pp 40-7

Catalogue entries, May Night: Willard Metcalf at Old Lyme, Exh. Cat. (Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold Museum, 2005)

Review of Multiple Wives, Multiple Pleasures: Representing the Harem, 1800-1875 by Joan Del Plato (Cranbury, NJ and London: Associated University Presses, 2002), Victorian Studies 46.2 (Winter 2004), pp 360-2

Biographical entries, The Dictionary of National Biography (London: Oxford University Press, 2004)

“About Face: Sir David Wilkie’s Portrait of Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt,” Interpreting the Orient, edited by Paul Starkey and Janet Starkey (Reading, UK: Ithaca, 2001), pp 7-21

“John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876): Mythology as Biography, or Dis-Orienting the ‘Languid Lotus-Eater’,” Travellers in the Levant: Voyagers and Visionaries, edited by Sarah Searight and Malcolm Wagstaff (Durham, UK: Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, 2001), pp 177-96

Catalogue entries, Edward Lear and the Art of Travel, Scott Wilcox, Exh. Cat. (New Haven, CT: Yale Center for British Art, 2000)

Co-author, The School of London and their Friends: The Elaine and Melvin Merians Collection, Exh. Cat. (New Haven, CT: Yale Center for British Art, 2000)

“About Face: Sir David Wilkie’s Portrait of Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt,” Orientalism Transposed, edited by Julie Codell and Dianne Sachko Macleod (Aldershot, England and Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998), pp 46-62

“Artists’ Biographies,” This Other Eden, edited by Malcolm Warner and Julia Marciari- Alexander, Exh. Cat. (New Haven, CT: Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Press, 1998)

Additional Publications:

Content for Currier Museum of Art website, NEA grant-funded project, Summer 2013

Catalogue entries, major auction catalogues - 2007 to present (details upon request)

Exhibitions Curated:

“Finding Religion”: American Art from the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection

Florence Griswold Museum, January 2006 – May 2006

From Likeness to Landscape: American Art from the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection

Florence Griswold Museum, November 2004 – May 2005

Revisiting Traditions: Painting and Sculpture in the 20th Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Yale Center for British Art, 2002 - 2005

The School of London and Their Friends: The Elaine and Melvin Merians Collection

Yale Center for British Art/Neuberger Museum of Art, 2000 - 2001

Co-curator

Art and Empire

Yale Center for British Art, 1999

Co-curator

Lectures and Conference Presentations:

Bonham’s New York, “American Orientalism,” 1 May 2016

Sotheby’s, New York, “Orientalism: A Grand Tour,” 16 April 2008 (read by Ali Can Ertug, Vice President, Business Development, Turkey and Emerging Markets)

Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT, Public Lecture Series and Object Lessons, November 2004 to December 2005 (details upon request)

New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT, “Albert Moore and the Photographic Eye,” October 2005

Paul Mellon Centre, London, England, “The ‘Reality Effect’: The Orientalist Paintings of John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876),” October 2004

Art and the British Empire, Tate Britain, London, “Imperial Peripheries: Re-reading the ‘Egyptian Years’ of John Frederick Lewis,” July 2001

Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, “Text versus Image: Dialogues and Debates between Edward William Lane (1801-1876) and John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876),” July 2001

Association of Art Historians, Oxford Brookes College, Oxford University, England, “About Face: Sir David Wilkie’s Portrait of Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt,” March/April 2001

College Art Association, Chicago, IL, “The ‘Reality Effect’: Style, Self-Image and John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876),” February/March 2001

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Yale University, “Imperial Peripheries: John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876) Inside and Out,” April 2000

Yale Center for British Art, Art in Context, “ ‘The Sort of Picture Men Love to Linger Around’: John Frederick Lewis’s The Reception of 1873,” February 2000

Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, Cambridge University, England, “John Frederick Lewis: Mythology as Biography,” July 1999

Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, Oxford University, England, “Painterly Politics: British Artists in Mehemet Ali’s Egypt,” July 1997

College Art Association, Boston, MA, “About Face: Sir David Wilkie’s Portrait of Mehemet Ali, Pasha of Egypt,” February 1996

Yale Center for British Art, Art in Context, “ ‘Where the Fires and the Pipes were Lighted’: John Frederick Lewis’s A Frank Encampment,” February 1996

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