Katherine Markoski

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Title:
Adjunct Professor in Art History
Address:
801 22nd Street, NW
Smith Hall of Art, 105
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Email:
[email protected]

Katherine Markoski is an art historian with a specialty in modern and contemporary art. As the 2009-10 recipient of the Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and a 2014-15 Smithsonian American Art Museum Postdoctoral Fellowship, Markoski examined the significance of notions of community to artistic practice at Black Mountain College. Since receiving her PhD from Johns Hopkins University, she has held positions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Washington College and has also taught courses on modern and contemporary art at Catholic University, Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Oberlin College. She contributed to the catalogues for Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 as well as the recent exhibition Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the forthcoming exhibition Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collectionat the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Current Research

Markoski is currently at work on two articles, both of which stem from her research on Black Mountain College: one examines Cy Twombly’s earliest paintings while the other considers two films by Tacita Dean that take the dancer-choreographer Merce Cunningham as their subject.

Education

AB in History of Art and Architecture, Brown University

MA in History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

PhD in History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

Publications

Recent publications include: 

Entries in Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection(Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Prestel, forthcoming 2019) 

Entries in Melissa Ho, ed., Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 (Smithsonian American Art Museum; Princeton University Press, 2019) 

Review of Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done(Museum of Modern Art) in ASAP/J(December 2018)

In Focus: ‘Dancers on a Plane’ (to Merce Cunningham) 1980-1 by Jasper Johns(Tate Research Publication, 2016)

“The Formation of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company” in Helen Molesworth, et al., Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 (Institute of Contemporary Art; Yale University Press, 2015), pp. 360-363