Dr. Stephanie Kang (she/they) is an art historian, artist, and curator who specializes in contemporary art with a focus on new media art and theory. Her current research project examines works that critique standard modes of existence that have foreclosed the possibility of imagining an alternative future. By exploring video and performance works that reorient the logics of linear temporality, her research proposes a new trajectory for a queer future, where hope, imagination, and possibility can be activated. Her writing has been published in Flash Art, Runner Magazine, and the peer reviewed journal Media-N. She has also written for institutions like the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), and FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (Cleveland, OH). Throughout her career, she has curated solo and group exhibitions with artists like Lyndon Barrois Jr., Cole Lu, Ann Hirsch, Kang Seung Lee, and Cameron Granger, among others, and she was most recently the assistant curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. As an artist, her visual works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues like the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis, MO), and the Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens, Greece). She received an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA in the History of Art from the Ohio State University. She will receive her PhD in the History of Art at the Ohio State University this summer.
Art Historical Methods + History, Global Art History I: Prehistory to c. 1300, Global Art History II: c. 1300 to c. 1980, Seminar in Contemporary Art, Topics in the History of Art