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Lucienne Auz

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History

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Biography

Dr. Lucienne Auz received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington and her M.S. in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute. Her research and teaching interests span the disciplines of contemporary art history and disability studies. This intersectional approach offers an alternative method for the critical study of visual representation and a deeper understanding of human experience. Currently, Dr. Auz is researching the history of Outsider Art and non-profit art centers that serve artists with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities. Other research and teaching interests include socially engaged art, art conservation and technical art history, and ethical issues of the art world.

Education

  • Ph.D. Art History; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2014
  • M.S. Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 2006
  • B.A. Printmaking; Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington; Cum Laude, 2004

Research and Areas of Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Art Theory and Criticism
  • Disability Arts
  • Technical Art History

Employment History

  • 2020 - Present, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History; University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2018 - 2020, Assistant Professor of Art History; Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska  
  • 2015 - 2018, Assistant Professor of Art History; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2014, Lecturer of Art History; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 2013 - 2014, Blakemore Fellowship Intern; Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • 2012, Lecturer of Art History; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 2009 - 2011, Teaching Assistant; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 2006 - 2008, Lecturer of Art History; Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

Curatorial Experience

  • 2020, Curator; Inter-Avant-Garde: Contemporary Art from Creative Growth Art Center and   Live Yes Studios, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2017, Curator; Creativity and Inclusivity Exhibition, Memphis College of Art 

Publications

  • “Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching an Interdisciplinary Art History and Disability Studies Course,” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 13, no. 3 (Fall 2019): https://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/toc/jlcds/13/3.
  • “My Life in My Hands by Alison Lapper,” in Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives, edited by Thomas G. Couser and Susannah B. Mintz. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
  • “Staring Back: A Response to Body Shamers in Haley Morris-Cafiero’s Self-Portraiture,” FKW // Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur, no. 62 (August 2017): www.fkw-journal.de.

Conference / Presentations / Panels

  • 2020, Co-presenter with Cameron Dodworth, “Fusion or Appropriation?: Colonial Representations in British Art and Cuisine, 1730-1850,” presented at Nebraska Wesleyan University; Lincoln, Nebraska (February 21)
  • 2020, “Themes in Art: Critiques, Challenges, and Transformations,” presented at the College Art Association Conference; Chicago, Illinois (February 12-15).
  • 2019, Keynote speaker, “Representing Disability in the Arts,” presented at Sensory 3.0 Exhibition, University of Nebraska- Omaha (May 17)
  • 2018, Panel chair, “Cripping the Curriculum: Pedagogical Practices and Strategies when Teaching Disability in the Arts,” College Arts Association; Los Angeles, California (February 21-24).
  • 2017, “Dismantling Constructs of Deviance: The Troubling Portrayal of Disability in Contemporary Italian Art,” presented at the European Studies Conference; Omaha, Nebraska (October 5-7).
  • 2017, “Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching an Interdisciplinary Art History and Disability Studies Course,” presented at the DisArt Symposium; Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 6-8).
  • 2017, “Teaching Disability in Art History,” presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference; San Diego, California (April 12-16).
  • 2017, “Staring Back: A Response to Body Shamers in Haley Morris-Cafiero’s Self-Portraiture,” presented at the College Art Association Conference; New York, New York (February 15-18).
  • 2016, “Disability in the Art of Yinka Shonibare MBE,” presented at the Arts in Society Conference; Los Angeles, California (August 10-12).
  • 2016, Panel co-chair with Adrian Duran, “Anachronism and Historicism in Italian Modern and Contemporary Art,” The American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (April 21-23).  
  • 2015, “Becoming a Guerrilla Warrior: The Early Career of Germano Celant,” presented at the European Studies Conference; Omaha, Nebraska (October 8-10).
  • 2014, “Arte Povera and the Shifting Discourse of Germano Celant’s Art Criticism,” presented at the Graduate Student Research Symposium; University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (January 25-26).
  • 2013, “Social praxis confronts narcissism: Arte Povera and the Transavantgarde,” presented at the Art History Graduate Student Symposium; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (April 11-12).  
  • 2007, “Emil Nolde’s Dancing Figures: Symbols of Freedom in a Bourgeois Society,” presented at the Theatricality and European Art c.1700 – c.2000 Painting the Stage Symposium; University of St. Andrews, Scotland (September 6-7).

Awards / Honors / Fellowships

  • 2020, CIC Art History Faculty Development Grants
  • 2020, Wolf Fund for Diversity Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2019, Nolose Small Projects Across the Land (SPAL) Grant
  • 2019, CIC Seminar on Art and Society in Britain, Hogarth to Turner (1730–1851) participant, Yale Center for British Art
  • 2019, Institutional Professional Development Grants, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2019, Wolf Fund for Diversity Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2018, Wolf Fund for Diversity Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2017, Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant
  • 2017, Panton Travel Award, Memphis College of Art
  • 2017, Liberal Arts Faculty Research Excellence Award, Memphis College of Art
  • 2016, Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History participant, Yale University
  • 2016, Panton Travel Award, Memphis College of Art
  • 2016, Liberal Arts Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, Memphis College of Art
  • 2014, Lambda Rho Scholarship, University of Washington
  • 2014, Thelma I. Pell Research Award, University of Washington
  • 2013, Lloyd W. Nordstrom Art Scholarship, University of Washington
  • 2013, Thelma I. Pell Travel Award, University of Washington
  • 2013, Summer Institute in Technical Art History participant, New York University
  • 2013, Thelma I. Pell Research Award, University of Washington
  • 2011, Chester Fritz Grant for International Study, University of Washington
  • 2010, Gerberding-Rome Studies Fellowship, University of Washington

Professional Affiliations

  • The College Art Association
  • The Disability History Association
  • Society of Contemporary Art Historians