Name Kelsey Martin
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Degree PhD in Art & Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021
Professional Affiliation Dedo and Barron Kidd McDermott Graduate Intern for European Painting and Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art
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 rests in the early modern period, with particular emphasis on eighteenth-century French art, women artists from 1450-1850, and the history of printmaking. Her dissertation project explores women artists’ relationship to printmaking in eighteenth-century France, including their roles as designers, engravers, and exhibitors of prints. 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). From 2017 to 2018 Kelsey served as the Object-Based Teaching Fellow at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, where she utilized art from the Ackland’s temporary and permanent installations to teach university courses. Kelsey is also a recent recipient of the Dedo and Barron Kidd McDermott Graduate Internship for European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, and will begin her work on three exhibitions (all dedicated to women artists) in the fall of 2018. 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.
Time Period Interests Baroque, 18th Century, 19th Century
Area Interests Western Europe
Media Interests Book arts, Engraving, Etching
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