Name Kelsey Martin
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Degree PhD in Art & Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2020
Professional Affiliation Teaching Fellow, Ackland Art Museum
Second Professional Affiliation PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Third Professional Affiliation University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research/Current Projects Kelsey is a Ph.D. candidate and Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was advised by Dr. Mary D. Sheriff until Dr. Sheriff’s death in the fall of 2016, and is currently advised by Dr. Melissa Hyde (University of Florida, Gainesville). Her field of specialization is eighteenth-century French art with an emphasis on the history of printmaking and political theory. Her dissertation project explores women artists’ relationship to printmaking in eighteenth-century France, including their roles as designers, engravers, and exhibitors of prints. She argues that printmaking– whether via collaborative workshops, the print market, or public exhibition spaces– was a crucial avenue for women to participate in public discourse within the increasingly restrictive political and social environment of eighteenth-century France.   Originally from Loveland, Colorado, Kelsey received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in Art History with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of New Mexico. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Mary Vidal Memorial Award from the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture to conduct research at the Louvre’s Départment des Arts graphiques. Her M.A. thesis, “The Ideal Citoyenne: Women, Class, & the French Revolution in Philibert Louis Debucourt’s Fine-Art Prints”, resulted from this research. In 2017 she received the reproductive prints internship at the National Gallery of Art where she researched the gallery’s collection of reproductive prints of 17th-19th-century French and Italian paintings (the results of her research can be found here). In addition to her research, Kelsey has co-curated exhibitions, served as a member on editorial and symposium committees, presented at national and interdisciplinary conferences, served as Co-Director of the Royster Advanced Mentoring Program at UNC-CH, was elected Co-President of the UNC Art Student Graduate Organization, and studied abroad at both the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the Università per Stranieri di Perugia. She is currently a teaching fellow at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill.
Time Period Interests 18th Century
Area Interests Western Europe
Media Interests Book arts, Engraving, Etching
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