Stephanie L. Taylor
Modern & Contemporary Art History
PhD, Art History, Boston University, 2001
MA, Art History, University of Delaware, 1994
BFA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1989
Stephanie L. Taylor is a tenured Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at New Mexico State University, where she has been on faculty since 2001. She received her BFA in Art from the University of Colorado in 1989, her MA from the University of Delaware in 1994 and her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2001. Before joining the faculty at NMSU, she lectured at Boston University, Wellesley College, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; she also taught for one year as a visiting professor at Indiana University. She has been the recipient of several awards, including: a research fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK (1997); a pre- and post-graduate research fellowship at The Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. (1998-9 and 2005); and a scholarship residence at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe (2009). She is a frequent contributor to regional and national art publications and organizations through her work as a scholar, critic and event/exhibition coordinator.
Dr. Taylor's research, publications and teaching concentrate on issues of historical and contemporary identity, gender and visual expression in all forms. She has recently begun to concentrate on the theories and practice of contemporary craft. She is a specialist on the life and work of American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972).
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